Pathways to Prosperity

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Companies in Northeast Ohio say they need workers and Clevelanders need jobs. But there's a disconnect. What's being done to close the gap? The Plain Dealer, in its "Pathways to Prosperity" series, found lots of success in Europe, including early exposure to career options for children. Is that a model we should replicate? The reporters join us to discuss the state of workforce development on The Sound of Ideas.



Pathways to Prosperity Series


-Patrick O’Donnell, Education Reporter, The Plain Dealer

-Olivera Perkins, Business Reporter, The Plain Dealer 

-Captain Drew Ferguson, President, PHASTAR & Co-Founder, Davis Aerospace & Maritime High School 

-Anthony Battaglia, Director, Career and College Readiness, Cleveland Metropolitan School District 

-Julian Harris, Large Transformer Assembler, Lincoln Electric & Recent Graduate of Early College Early Career & Ginn Academy 

-Autumn Russell, Executive Director, Early College Early Career at Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network 

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