Rhode Island’s Commissioner of Higher Education, (who also serves as the President of the Community College of Rhode Island)
Mr. Raymond Di Pasquale, will talk about the challenges that lie ahead for our public higher education system
Education should be on the minds of everyone in business today. One of the keys to remaining competitive in our ever-changing global economy is to ensure that our public education system can continue to provide competent, skilled students who are prepared for the challenges of tomorrow and prepared to enter the workforce. That is the subject matter of a recent report regarding “the 21st Century job force.”
So, how do we do that effectively? And more importantly, how do we do that consistently and in a cost effective manner?
Be sure to reserve your spot as we gather at Kirkbrae Country Club for what is sure to be another interesting and informative Eggs & Issues breakfast breakfast, to hear from the leader of the state’s three public higher education institutions on how to address those issues and much more.
Commissioner Di Pasquale will discuss the 21st century report, increasing student enrollment and the challenges that come with it, the decreasing support of public higher education from the state, the business community’s role in higher education, our student competitiveness and preparation for the workforce and other areas of interest. The Commissioner will also address your questions or concerns.
A full breakfast buffet will be served and we hope you will join us.
Cost: $20 for members pre-registered; $30 for members at the door; $40 for non-members.
Please note: Persons registered for an event will be charged unless cancellation notice is given to the Chamber 24 hours in advance.