Preparing Michigan Students | 2018 Mackinac Policy Conference

The workplace of today is changing at a dizzying pace, with more shifts escalating into the future — from where and how work gets done, to emerging technologies. Staying employed will require the ability to adapt, re-skill and reinvent. This session will examine how K-12 education in Michigan can be redesigned to prepare students for the future of work, and what is needed to keep Detroit and Michigan at the forefront of talent development. Speaker: Heather McGowan, Author; Consultant and Co-founder, Work to Learn Panelists: Terry Rhadigan, Executive Director, Communications Operations and Corporate Giving, General Motors Co. Nikolai Vitti, Superintendent, Detroit Public Schools Community District Moderator: Tonya Allen, President and CEO, The Skillman Foundation Host: The Skillman Foundation

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