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WFPL Forum: What 'Career Ready' Means for Students and the Role of Private Business

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Kentucky leads the nation in implementing college and career ready standards. 

This has been touted by state educators for the past few years since Senate Bill 1 in 2009 forced the education system to adapt and meet the demand of Kentucky's changing economic realities.The shift has also meant a change in programs and partnerships between the public education system and the private sector.What is the best use of business now? And what does a career-ready student look like here in Kentucky, and across the country?Louisville Public Media 89.3 WFPL News will host a public forum to discuss, "The Shift to Career Ready: What this Means for Students and the Role of Private Business." Panelists include Debbie Anderson with the JCPS Career and Technical Education department; James Stone, Director National Research Center for Career & Technical Education located at the University of Louisville; and Tom Hudson, CEO and President of Nth Works, a company partner of JCPS.Forum is free and open to the public. Space is limited.  Reserve your seat here.When: 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9Where: Performance Studio at Louisville Public Media, 619 S. Fourth St. Doors and refreshments at 5:30 p.m., Program begins at 6 p.m.

The Next Louisville project is a partnership of  WFPL News, the  Community Foundation of Louisville, the  JPMorgan Chase Foundationand  The Gheens Foundation, Inc