’P-20 Council’ seeks to address skills gap for entry-level workers
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has signed an executive order revitalizing the objectives and updating the membership of the state’s P-20 Council to strengthen the state’s public-education system so that students are prepared with the skills needed in the job market.
Originally created in 2009 by then-Gov. M. Jodi Rell’s Executive Order No. 2A, the P-20 Council is a team of stakeholders comprising representatives from there sectors: early childhood education; elementary and secondary schools; higher education; and the workforce and business community. The group charges representatives from those sectors with collaborating on a public-policy framework that integrates components of the state’s education system with economic and workforce development opportunities.