A Conversation Among Governors
Education and Workforce Recovery
June 16, 2021
Part of Moving Onward: A Summer Series on Next Steps for Education and the Workforce
Southern governors will discuss the central role of education in fueling growth through workforce and economic development. The pandemic accelerated shifts toward technology in the workplace, and companies need employees with new skills and credentials. Meanwhile, attracting good jobs increasingly relies on a region’s educational attainment and education’s ability to prepare workers for careers in demand locally.
More than a year after the pandemic began, governors are focused on promoting learning recovery and accelerating educational progress.
Governor John Carney, Delaware
Governor Kay Ivey, Alabama
Governor Brian Kemp, Georgia
About the Moving Onward series
In three mid-June sessions, SREB will explore several critical issues facing education as states recover from the effects of the pandemic on schools, colleges and the workforce. We’ll look at the urgent need to support students so they can complete postsecondary credentials, examine teacher shortages and new ways to curb them, and conclude with a conversation among governors from SREB states.