States must make the connection between education and workforce development to compete in the global economy. Reducing the skills gap and providing an educated workforce are important not only to help individuals attain prosperity, but also to help states reach economic prosperity. This session explored how higher education initiatives—combined with effective state policy—will prepare America’s workforce to meet the needs of today’s employers.
CSG's National Pathways to Prosperity Initiative
Linking Education, Workforce Development for More Competitive States
August 13, 2014
Presentation by Warren R. Nichols, Vice Chancellor for Community Colleges, Tennessee Board of Regents
Nichols oversees a unified system created for 13 community colleges with 65 campuses. He has taught or served in higher education for more than 28 years, including eight years as president of Volunteer State Community College. He is working on two major initiatives—improving access to underserved populations and economic empowerment through innovative programs.