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Educating DFW - Maintaining competitive edge with an educated workforce

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Communities Foundation of Texas

5500 Caruth Haven Lane

Dallas, TX 75225

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Sponsored by the Harvard, Stanford, Yale and Kellogg Alumni Associations of DFW


What does the education system of DFW need to do to attract companies like Amazon, Toyota to headquarter in the DFW area?


Description: DFW has grown into the fourth largest metropolitan area in the United States thanks its central location, business-friendly climate and affordable cost of living. However, will DFW continue to draw these corporations if our public schools are not graduating enough qualified, high skill workers? For example, one of the criteria of the Amazon HQ2 proposal stated that “A highly education labor pool is critical, and a strong university system is required”. Over the past few years, many in Dallas have responded to this challenge and have rallied to help improve area schools. Come hear from our panel of experts on the things that have been done to date and what is in store for the future to help DFW continue to grow and attract more businesses to the DFW area.


Moderator:

J Puckett- Senior Partner and Managing Director, Global Leader Education Practice at BCG

Panelists:

Angela Farley, COO/CFO of the Dallas Regional Chamber

George Tang, Managing Director of Educate Texas

Brian Lusk, Acting Chief of Strategic Initiatives of Dallas ISD


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October 29th - 6 - 9 pm

6 pm - Check In/ Network with food from Central Market

6:30 pm - Program start

6:35 pm - Introduction and welcome

6:40 pm - Moderator start

6:45 pm - 7:30 pm - Discussion

7:30 - 7:45 pm - Moderated Q&A (hand in note cards)

7:45 pm - 8:00 pm - Exit and networking

8:15-9:30 pm - Meet at Matchbox for drinks & discussion (7859 Walnut Hill Ln #140, Dallas, TX 75230)


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Communities Foundation of Texas

5500 Caruth Haven Lane

Dallas, TX 75225

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