Midmorning Wednesday at 9: The jobs-skills mismatch

Meanwhile, some jobs go begging

I’ll be live-blogging this conversation on MPR’s Midmorning show with Kerri Miller tomorrow at 9 a.m.

There should be a higher-education-and-training component in there, so please follow along — and feel free to comment. I think it’ll be a good conversation.

Here’s the program intro:

Educators, employers and economists say it all the time: American workers don’t have the right education, training, and/or skills to match what companies want.

But Peter Cappelli says that the companies are the culprits. Today, we discuss why companies aren’t getting the employees they need.

GUESTS:

Peter Cappelli, George W. Taylor Professor of Management, Director of the Center for Human Resources at The Wharton School and Professor of Education at the University of Pennsylvania.

Cheryl Oldham, Vice President, US Forum for Policy Innovation at the The Institute for a Competitive Workforce. The ICW is the education and workforce nonprofit, nonpartisan, affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.