Workforce & Education

A strong workforce depends on quality training and education at all stages of life.

A robust economy requires nimble education and training institutions focused on the evolving skills needs of the private sector. The region needs top-notch K-12, vocational, and university education options to serve everyone, at all ages. An inclusive region must also narrow the digital literacy gap, make the internet accessible for all, and rethink how degree programs are structured so that higher education is more practical and assessible for more people.

The Board of Trade provides a platform for employers and educators to explore opportunities for improvement.


  • August 21, 2020: Irma Becerra, Ph.D., President of Marymount University, argues for more customizable and flexible degree programs in Viewpoint: In-person education is still needed, but with more personalization. Read the blog >>
  • August 5, 2020: Jim Cowen, Executive Director of the Collaborative for Student Success, explains the unique challenges of the 2020-2021 school year in Schools, Students, and Families in the DMV Face Big Challenges on Re-opening. Read the blog >>

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