Capital Community College CEO Duncan Harris and Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin will participate in an Aspen Institute forum on lifelong learning and the future of work on Thursday, December 3rd from 1 to 2:30 p.m. EST
The online event will focus on “Building A Lifelong Learning System: A Roadmap For Cities”, a new report from the Aspen Institute’s Future of Work Initiative with support from the Cognizant U.S. Foundation. The report is based on conversations with policymakers and experts in Phoenix, Chicago, and Hartford with Harris and Mayor Bronin representing Hartford.
Panelists, including urban leaders, educators and employers, will discuss the barriers and opportunities of creating a system that helps, not hinders, lifelong learning.
“Lifelong learning was critical long before COVID-19, but helping people develop new skills has become even more urgent,” according to the Aspen Institute. The @aspenfuturework report outlines strategies for cities to strengthen education and workforce systems to support lifelong learning.
Link to the Future of Work Forum: https://lifelonglearningcityroadmap.splashthat.com/
About Capital Community College
Capital Community College is an urban, two-year institution enrolling more than 3,000 (2019) students in Connecticut’s capital city. The college offers 60 academic programs in accredited studies preparing students for associate degrees, certificates and transfer, while its non-credit offerings prepare students for the immediate needs of the Connecticut workforce. Capital, one of New England’s most diverse campuses, was the first college in Connecticut to be designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution. The Capital Community College experience revolves around its historic eleven-story, Art Deco building in the heart of downtown Hartford, which offers unprecedented access to the city’s cultural and employment offerings.