The purpose of this field hearing is to discuss ways to modernize and improve this nation’s education and K-12 systems in order for students to be in the best possible position for employment upon graduation. Higher education needs to be innovated in order for today’s students to enter the workforce already having in-demand, specialized skills. Partnerships and communication between schools and employers need to be strengthened so that students can transition into the workforce with better prospects.

Rep. Ralph Abraham (R-La.) will join the field hearing as a guest Member of the Committee.