The governor’s Advisory Commission for Postsecondary Education met this past week in an effort to create a new framework for Pennsylvania’s higher education system. Concerns raised at the meeting included not having enough skilled workers to meet the demand of certain industries, like that of a steel plant in the Philadelphia suburbs.
A main topic of discussion was the possibility of aligning education programs with workforce needs, reported the Associated Press on delcotimes.com.
One student “brought up the possibility of campuses specializing in industries specific to their region, instead of offering dozens of majors that don’t align with area business needs.”
The group will meet again later this month and give its final recommendations to the governor in November, after the elections.