Cleveland Experts Examine European Education Models for Ideas to Close Skills Gap

Earlier this week, The Plain Dealer published a report on possible ways Northeast Ohio could reform its K-12 education system to better meet the state’s workforce needs and fill existing jobs.

The report — which was part of the newspaper’s “Pathways to Prosperity” series to examine European education models that have been successful in helping close the skills gap — offered key recommendations from business and academic professionals. The suggestions included:

The story notes that there are “exemplary local programs” already in existence, such as Cleveland’s Early College Early Career program, which offers high school students paid internships with manufacturers and tuition-free community college classes. 6/10/2019