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Education Event Recap: A Conversation About Growing Los Angeles' Tech Workforce

Our panelists and audience were full of ideas on how to educate the STEM professionals of the future.

Thursday night in Los Angeles, GOOD and University of Phoenix hosted "Now Hiring: A Conversation About Growing Los Angeles' Tech Workforce," a panel discussion about how schools, businesses, and government can work together to ensure that we're educating the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) professionals of the future.

The panel was moderated by GOOD CEO and co-founder Ben Goldhirsh and featured an impressive group of influencers making a difference in Los Angeles—Peter Diamandis, Founder and Chairman, X PRIZE Foundation; Eric Garcetti, the President of the Los Angeles City Council; Eric Hirshberg, CEO, Activision Publishing; Bernadette Lucas, Principal, Melrose Elementary Math Science Technology Magnet; and Blair Smith, Dean, College of Information Systems & Technology, University of Phoenix.

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Education Event: Growing Los Angeles' Tech Workforce

We're hosting a panel discussion on how schools, businesses and government can work together to educate the workforce of the future.


We're gearing up for this Thursday's GOOD and University of Phoenix education event, "Now Hiring: A Conversation About Growing Los Angeles' Tech Workforce," a panel discussion that will bring together some of this city's most influential education, business and government leaders.

With panelists like Peter Diamandis, Founder and Chairman, X PRIZE Foundation; Eric Garcetti, the President of the Los Angeles City Council; Eric Hirshberg, CEO, Activision Publishing; Bernadette Lucas, Principal, Melrose Elementary Math Science Technology Magnet; Blair Smith, Dean, College of Information Systems & Technology, University of Phoenix there are sure to be plenty of smart ideas shared that can spur this city into action.

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You're Invited: A Conversation About Growing Los Angeles' Tech Workforce

RSVP for our panel discussion on how schools, businesses and government need to collaborate to educate the workforce of the future.


With California's demand for science, technology, engineering and math professionals outpacing the state's supply, we need schools, businesses and government entities to come together to figure out how we educate the workforce of the future. But what does this collaboration look like, what exactly are the skills and knowledge this technology workforce needs, and how should K-12 schools and colleges be innovating to make sure students are set up for success?

To help come up with some answers, on Thursday July 28, 2011, GOOD and University of Phoenix are hosting a panel discussion, "Now Hiring: A Conversation About Growing Los Angeles' Tech Workforce". We're bringing together some of this city's most forward-thinking business leaders, educators and government officials:

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