I'd love to discuss how you are developing Integrated Education and Training Programs at the local level. Check out this graphic from the United States Chamber of Commerce that introduces a new term in economic recovery.
Economic depressions are usually felt in every industry equally, and during a recovery, all industries recover at the same pace. Yet the recovery from the pandemic has not been equal, and the current theory is that there are pre-existing social and economic inequities causing the uneven recovery.
A more concerning issue about K-shaped recovery is that the economy and workforce remain splintered, deepening the social and economic inequities.
I invite you to discuss the following:
How can our IET programs lesson these inequities? and,
How does this K-Shaped recovery define IET programs at the local level?
I look forward to your insights and ideas.