Kenyan McDuffie: How does the region maximize our skills base?

Jun 15, 2017
George Washington University's commencement

George Washington University's commencement (Glyn Lowe/Flickr)

We are wrapping up graduation season in metropolitan Washington—a time to celebrate achievements and the possibilities for the future.   

Many of our area high school seniors are setting their sights on college or other specialized training. Graduates from the region’s universities and community colleges are considering their next move. They will find themselves in good company, as nearly half of the region’s residents hold a bachelor’s degree or higher. It is important that government, business, and academic leaders continue to focus on and invest in young people and students of all ages as they begin their next chapter. After all, the prosperity of the region depends on it.

Read the full guest comment in the Washington Business Journal

COG Board of Directors Chairman Kenyan McDuffie is a District of Columbia Councilmember representing Ward 5. 

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