By Laura Perdew
A panel of local educators—representing elementary through college—led a discussion focused on trends in education affecting employers today and in the future, during an Education Summit presented by the Fullerton Chamber of Commerce on June 26 at the Fullerton Marriott located on the campus of Cal State Fullerton.
Panelists addressed such issues as whether changes in education will delay college graduations, the role of Common Core in developing tomorrow’s workforce, and what local schools are doing to remain competitive in a global environment and to produce job ready employees.
Chair and associate professor of educational leadership at Cal State Fullerton and summit panelist John Hoffman pointed out the need to recognize “unique ways diverse students can contribute to society and to business in ways we hadn’t envisioned before.”
Hoffman also stressed that schools need to collaborate with the business community and various types of community organizations, so that, as a community, people can see the value of an advanced degree.
“You hear a lot in the news these days about, is college still worth it. All the data say that just from a financial perspective alone, yes,” said Hoffman, who also serves as director of the doctor of educational leadership program at CSUF. He …read more
Source: Fullerton Chamber of Commerce