A generation ago, the United States ranked first in the world in the percentage of adults with college degrees. Today, our nation ranks 12th. Without significant change in college attainment rates, the United States will face a shortage of 23 million college-educated adults in the workforce in the next 15 years--a crippling blow to U.S. economic competitiveness. The growing Hispanic population will be critical in meeting future workforce needs.
Join CHCI and its partners at NBCUniversal's Studio 8H in 30 Rockefeller Plaza to participate in a national dialogue. Education experts, advocates, and local and national elected officials will identify and discuss best practices to increase educational attainment for Latinos from K-16. Panelists will also examine the unique education challenges facing young Latinos and the barriers to higher education attainment, and make recommendations since high school and college completion are essential pieces to protecting future U.S. economic health.
We hope you'll join us for this important event. To learn more, view the event agenda.