Scholarship America President & CEO Lauren Segal had the opportunity this week to serve as host and moderator of a roundtable discussion with U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Thomas Perez.
Held at Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC), the event featured numerous Twin Cities leaders in business, education and technical careers, and focused on the nationwide push for tuition relief programs for community colleges.
From the press release:
“Secretary Perez was joined by Congressman Keith Ellison, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges, former mayor R.T. Rybak, Sen. Terri Bonoff, Rep. Frank Hornstein and other business and community leaders for an hour-long roundtable held at MCTC. Speakers discussed the need for community and technical college tuition relief in line with President Barack Obama’s proposed America’s College Promise. ‘The President’s “America’s College Promise” is about making higher education accessible to everyone,’ said Secretary Perez. ‘Our discussion today is about a movement. We want to create a movement to make sure this is a nation in which everybody gets the education they need for their job, whether it’s a job as a CNC machinist at Graco or a job in IT.'”
You can read the full press release at the MCTC website, and find photos from the event on Flickr.