Preparing Today's Kids For Tomorrow's Jobs
All Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25, and remain closed all day on Thursday, November 26, for Thanksgiving.
October 2, 2009
On Tuesday, October 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St. the second and final Harry’s Front Porch Forum takes place titled Preparing Today’s Kids for Tomorrow’s Jobs: What Should Our Community Do?
A rising chorus of complaints from the nation’s employers is a troublesome sign that too many of today’s high school graduates are ill prepared for the jobs they seek. What and how should young people be taught to best equip them for tomorrow’s workplace and help strengthen the economy of the communities they live in? What community resources – including but not limited to schools – can be brought to bear on the problem?
Among the questions to be posed by moderators during the forum include: should schools teach basic work skills; should they focus more on math and science curriculums; and should schools be responsible for instilling character traits that are fundamental to job success.
The forum is co-sponsored by the Harry S. Truman Library, the Harry S. Truman Center for Governmental Affairs, Kansas City Consensus, the National Issues Forums Institute, and the Kettering Foundation.
Admission is free. Call 816.701.3407 to RSVP.