One Is an Accident, Two Is a Trend…

Just in case you thought it was just us…

Two of the most respected minds in the corporate and higher education realms Thursday addressed Harper’s board of trustees and educational foundation on how to go about improving the skills of America’s workers.

Motorola Solutions CEO Greg Brown, whose company’s world headquarters sit about a mile east of the Palatine campus, joined Walter Bumphus, president and CEO of the American Association of Community Colleges, for a panel discussion and what amounted to a brainstorming session.

“I’m a believer that the way we solve problems is local and neighbor up, not federal and macro down,” Brown said. “At the end of the day, we need to lock arms locally.”

The most effective way to do that, the pair agreed, is to create partnerships between employers and community colleges.

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