Education a key to workforce diversity | Hartford Business

Education a key to workforce diversity | Hartford Business: "I work in two professional worlds — where the value and crisis regarding diversity are magnified.
As senior executive advisor for the Hartford Journalism and Media Academy, I see firsthand how ill-prepared many of these students are for high school, college and the world beyond.
It’s deflating.
Yet, demographers in this aging state remind us that in the not-so-distant future this same urban population will comprise the bulk of Connecticut’s workforce.
In the last decade, the number of Asians in Connecticut has increased 64 percent; the Latino community’s numbers are up almost 50 percent; while the African American population has grown at 13.4 percent."

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