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***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Foxx and Walberg to Host Michigan Field Hearing on Higher Education and Job Growth

On Tuesday, April 9th at 9:00 a.m., Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) will join Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI) in Michigan’s 7th Congressional District for a field hearing entitled, “Reviving our Economy: The Role of Higher Education in Job Growth and Development.” The field hearing will take place at Monroe County Community College, Administration Building Room #173, located at 1555 S. Raisinville Road in Monroe, Michigan.

In an increasingly competitive global economy, a quality higher education system is crucial to the strength and success of America’s workforce. Higher education institutions play a valuable role in encouraging local economic growth by providing individuals with the skills and training needed to fill in-demand jobs. As the House Education and Workforce Committee works to improve higher education and support a more robust workforce, committee members are seeking input from community leaders to learn about local solutions to education and workforce needs.

The field hearing will feature two panel discussions. The first panel will examine the local economy and job opportunities, while the second panel will highlight how higher education institutions in the community are preparing graduates for the workforce. To learn more about this field hearing and view a list of witnesses, visit www.edworkforce.house.gov/hearings. Media interested in attending the field hearing must RSVP to Sarah Kuziomko at sarah.kuziomko@mail.house.gov.

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