President Berkey: A highly skilled workforce is key to U.S. competitiveness
Writing in the Worcester Business Journal, WPI President Dennis Berkey notes that the Massachusetts economy reflects a growing divide between opportunity and resources. He offers a four-step solution for remedying the imbalance. Read more...
Putting America Back To Work
By Dennis Berkey
Two recent studies by The Council on Competitiveness asked business leaders, university presidents and national lab directors to identify the most important factors affecting U.S. competitiveness. Both studies revealed the same strongly held belief; namely, that a highly skilled workforce is the critical ingredient. Yet, the Massachusetts economy reflects a growing divide between opportunity and resources. For instance, the high-tech and life science industries have large numbers of job openings, but there’s a dearth of applicants with the necessary skills and interests. How do we remedy this imbalance?
October 21, 2011