Maher & Maher is pleased to announce that our Vice President of Workforce Innovation, Beth Brinly, has been appointed to the Southern Regional Education Board’s (SREB) Commission on Strategic Business Partnerships and Work-Ready Students. The Commission will conduct its work over the next two years (2018-2020). Beth said “I am delighted to serve on SREB’s Commission and share the exciting work going on at Maher and with our clients across the country in business-led partnerships in the education and workforce space.”
SREB’s Commission will bring together thought leaders representing business, education and workforce development agencies to promote strategic partnerships and promising practices that will lead to programs designed to prepare students who are ready to work. Commission members will work together to goal identify and promote promising practices to better engage businesses around strategic partnerships, robust career pathways and systemic change that will provide students with learning experiences that prepare them for work. Key objectives of this SREB Commission are as follows:
As background, the U.S. Department of Labor estimates that 65 percent of current students will soon work in jobs that have yet to be created. Even existing fields will require a level of technical proficiency and creative thinking unimaginable a generation ago. Teachers, counselors and leaders need to be attuned to the evolving nature of work. Thus, there is an urgent need for public-private partnerships to create an effective talent pipeline, which demands more effective alliances between education and business communities. These partnerships can include mentorships, internships, apprenticeships, co-design of curriculum, and guaranteed interviews. Curricula and work-based experiences should all align to real career opportunities.
Beth will be blogging on a regular basis regarding her work on the Commission, which will hold its first meeting on Monday, December 17th in Richmond, VA. If you are interested in learning more about SREB and its work, please go to www.sreb.org.
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