MELC HOSTS REPORT RELEASE FROM READY NATION AND MISSION: READINESS

Narberth, PA – On Friday, June 17, at 10:30 am, officials from the Greater Philadelphia, Main Line and African American Chambers of Commerce joined other business and military leaders to release a new report detailing how high quality pre-k is important to developing STEM skills—those essential capabilities in science, technology, engineering, and math demanded in the 21st Century workforce. The report also cites projections for STEM-workforce growth as well as the challenges business and the military face in securing necessary skilled workforce. Participants will call on state policymakers to expand access to high quality pre-k as part of the 2016-17 state budget.

The report release was covered by CBS Philly, Philadelphia Business Journal, and Main Line Media News. 

CBS Philly article

Philadelphia Business Journal article

Main Line Media News article

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Wesley Craig, Major General (Ret.), US Army and Pennsylvania National Guard with Ed Trainor, MELC Board President

Bernie Degenais Main Line Chamber 2

Bernie Dagenais, President & CEO, Main Line Chamber of Commerce

State Representative Mary Jo Daley, 148th Legislative District

State Representative Mary Jo Daley, 148th Legislative District

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you to all the business and military leaders in attendance for supporting pre-k and STEM learning.

Steven Bradley, Chairman
African American Chamber of Commerce of PA, NJ & DE

Bernard Dagenais, President & CEO
Main Line Chamber of Commerce

Liz Ferry, Vice-President
Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce

Ann O’Brien, CEO
Montgomery Early Learning Centers

James Waddington, Director – Strategic Marketing Solutions
Lockheed Martin
PA Early Learning Investment           

Wesley Craig, Major General (Ret.)
Former PA Adjutant General
United States Army / Pennsylvania National Guard

Thomas Wilson, Rear Admiral (Ret.)
United States Navy

Mary Jo Daley, State Representative
PA 148th  Legislative District

Nick Miccarelli, State Representative
PA 162nd Legislative District

 

 

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