Past Programs

Past Programs 2017-09-21T15:05:26+00:00

Event Information:

  • Fri

    2013 Education Summit

    Miami Dade College, Miami, Florida

    Community Colleges in the 21st Century
    Presented by State Legisaltive Leaders Foundation and Miami Dade College

    “I can return to New Jersey with knowledge of these ideas and existing programs. The information provided and the relationships established are invaluable.”
    -- Gordon Johnson, Majority Conference Leader of the New Jersey Assembly

    “The program was motivational - I can’t wait to get home and work on the issues.”
    -- Senator Hannah Gallo, Chairwoman, Committee on Education, Rhode Island Senate

    On March 1-3, legislative leaders from around the country went to school at Miami Dade College!

    Under the tutelage of faculty from all across the country, more than thirty state legislative leaders learned about the increasingly important roles played by the nation’s community and technical colleges in leading our nation’s economic recovery. Participants discovered that more than thirteen million students are enrolled in community and technical schools and that they are getting degrees in everything from nursing to wine making to horse racing. And they are getting jobs. Increasingly, community colleges are working closely with state and local governments and the business community to make sure their students are trained and prepared to fill waiting jobs in growing industries. States and colleges are working closely to make sure that they are providing programs that support and develop their local economies. Further, participants heard from those on the political and education front lines about just what steps they can take to make sure the community colleges in their states are positioned to lead into a brighter future.

    Faculty biographies and program presentations are available at the links to the left.

    For further information about this program, feel free to contact Steve Lakis at or Thom Little at