The Brookings Cafeteria

The community college-employer connection

August 4, 201732 min
Elizabeth Mann, fellow in the Brown Center on Education Policy in Governance Studies, discusses her work on the relationship between community colleges and employers and outlines how cooperation between the two can serve to counter the skills gap in the American workforce. Also in this episode: Scott W. Allard, a nonresident senior fellow in the Metropolitan Policy Program, chronicles poverty in the suburbs in our regular 'Metro Lens' segment. Subscribe to Brookings podcasts here or on Apple Podcasts, send feedback email to, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter. The Brookings Cafeteria is a part of the Brookings Podcast Network.

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