U.S. Select Committee on the Economy: Holds field hearing looking at career opportunities in Kenosha


Kenosha, WI – The Select Committee on the Economy held a hearing titled “Pathways to Opportunity: Lessons from Kenosha,” on Monday, April 11th. Ranking Member Bryan Steil (WI-01), led the meeting to discuss the variety of paths to family sustaining jobs in Kenosha and the resources and skills Wisconsin educators and companies offer.

During the hearing, Committee Members met with community leaders and educators to discuss what is and isn’t working in preparing workers for the future. Witnesses included Dr. Debbie Ford, Chancellor of University of Wisconsin-Parkside; Dr. Bryan Albrecht, President of Gateway Technical College; Ms. Sherry Carrion, a Gateway Technical College Graduate; Mr. Diego Ruiz, Vice President, Global Government Relations at SC Johnson; who all attested to the different advantages each of their institutions provide including four-year degrees, technical education, apprenticeships, and employer partnerships.

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