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October 31, 2014

Middle-Skilled Workforce Needs Workshop Report Now Available; Upcoming IOM Workshop

A summary of the Gulf Research Program’s June 2014 workshop — Opportunities for the Gulf Research Program: Middle-Skilled Workforce Needs — is now available on our website. This workshop convened 40 thought leaders from the Gulf region’s education, employer, and policymaking communities in Tampa to facilitate a discussion of the current state of education and training pathways for preparing the region’s middle-skilled workforce in both the short- and long-term and to identify perceived needs and potential opportunities that might be addressed by the Program.

In addition to highlighting Gulf Research Program reports and activities, occasionally we will also inform you about relevant events hosted by our colleagues from other parts of the National Academies, our parent organization that includes the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine (IOM), and the National Research Council. These items will appear under the headline “Elsewhere at the Academies” and our first example follows.

Elsewhere at the Academies

IOM workshop, New Orleans, November 15. This workshop is the third in a series of IOM workshops that explore how to foster positive health outcomes through post-disaster regional coordination. The November 15 workshop will examine surge management and coordination challenges — with a focus on medical and public health surge across a region, including patient transportation and evacuation, and relationships between acute medical and extended care facilities. To learn more about the workshop series and to register to attend the November 15 workshop in New Orleans, please visit the IOM's event website.

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