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.
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
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