|Slaughter Says Community Colleges are Vital to America’s Competitive Future|
“It is absolutely vital that we have a dynamic workforce equipped with the skills to compete in this rapidly changing global economy,” said Slaughter. “Our nation’s community colleges play an increasingly important role in maintaining the strength and flexibility of our workforce. I’m so pleased that we were able to highlight the important work our community colleges do here in
Slaughter’s remarks come as she applauded the White House for focusing on Western New York community colleges at today’s first-ever White House Summit on Community Colleges. In attendance were Erie Community College President and former Congressman Jack Quinn and
Yesterday Slaughter’s staff met with Ted Carey, a student at
The summit is being hosted by Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden. Biden currently teaches at
President Obama delivered remarks earlier in the day. Other summit participants include Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mullen, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, Melinda Gates, Co-Chair and Trustee of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, William Green, Chairman and CEO of Accenture, Eduardo Padron, President of Miami Dade College, and other students, educators and leaders from across the country.
More information on the White House Summit on Community Colleges is available here.