TASK FORCE 1
Linking Learning, Health, and Prosperity: Task Force 1 focuses on linking organizations and institutions to develop comprehensive systems for strengthening life-long educational attainment, well-being, and prosperity. The education level of a community’s workforce is one of the most important factors in the health of that community’s economy.
The research is clear that the foundation for an individual’s future academic success is built between birth and age 5. As youngsters enter kindergarten, local schools must have the knowledge, resources, and human capital to cultivate talented young people. Area universities and vocational schools must be prepared to help students achieve the skills they need to contribute and adapt to dynamic businesses and industries.
All along the way, attention must be paid not only to an individual’s educational attainment, but also to his/her mental and physical wellbeing.