SOURCE: Council on Competitiveness

April 22, 2008 14:47 ET

Senators Baucus and Lugar Join Council on Competitiveness to Host Congressional Briefing on Workforce Skills

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - April 22, 2008) - The Council on Competitiveness and Senators Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) will convene a briefing on Capitol Hill to address how the United States can achieve a competitive advantage in the global skills race. The briefing will be held in conjunction with the release of the Council's latest report, "Thrive: The Skills Imperative," which calls for a national action agenda to bolster U.S. workforce skills and ensure a rising standard of living for all Americans.

Workforce Skills Congressional Briefing
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Russell Senate Office Building, SR-253

Members of the Council's advisory committee will also comment on the report, including: Norman R. Augustine, Retired Chairman & CEO, Lockheed Martin Corporation; Judith F. Cardenas, President, Lansing Community College; Joel Leonard, Founder, Skill TV; and James C. Spohrer, Director of Service Research, IBM. Additional members of the Council's advisory committee include industry, labor and academia leaders. The briefing is part of the Council's new Compete 2.0 series that will examine the competitiveness challenges in the areas of workforce skills, manufacturing, financial services, health care, and infrastructure.

ABOUT THE COUNCIL ON COMPETITIVENESS -- The Council on Competitiveness is the only group of corporate CEOs, university presidents and labor leaders committed to the future prosperity of all Americans and enhanced U.S. competitiveness in the global economy through the creation of high-value economic activity in the United States.

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    Council on Competitiveness
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