Johan Uvin, U.S. deputy assistant secretary for vocational and adult education, and U.S. Senator John Rockefeller will host a roundtable discussion on Friday, April 20, on the importance of higher education and the need for partnerships between businesses and secondary and postsecondary schools to develop strong career and technical education programs. The event will be held at 1 p.m. at Marshall University Graduate College in South Charleston, W.Va.
Uvin and Rockefeller will be joined by Pamela Brown from the National Science Foundation as well as local and state leaders in West Virginia, including a number of officials from West Virginia community and technical colleges. The conversation will focus on ways to enhance partnerships and workforce training in West Virginia as well as opportunities for community colleges.
While in town, Uvin will also engage with local leaders and stakeholders in a closed-press meeting. These discussions are part of a series of conversations that senior Administration officials are having with students, families, educators and local leaders across the country on the importance of strengthening partnerships between businesses, schools and other stakeholders to help ensure that students are ready for jobs that employers are looking to fill.>p>