Brooke Owen is a balloonist living in upstate New York. He learned how to pilot a hot air balloon at a young age, and turned his hobby into a career. He now pilots balloons for Adirondack Balloon Flights. Video produced by Mountain Lake PBS.
Every year, colleges and universities graduate thousands students looking to join the workforce. But are they prepared? With such an apparent abundance of available talent, why do many employers continue to complain about a “skills gap” and a lack of qualified candidates to fill positions?
Is it higher education’s mission to prepare graduates with the skills they need (and that employers want) for the 21st century? Is there a disconnect between academia and the working world? Should our colleges adapt to train more work-ready graduates?
Join our panel of experts from local colleges and businesses to tackle the question, “What do employers want?”
SUNY Plattsburgh gallery officials created and maintain a sculpture park on the campus, the Museum Without Walls. Videography and editing by Ben Carstens of WFFF Local 44. Additional videography by Daniel McCullum.
A Museum Educator discusses her education and previous work experience. Samantha Bellinger works at the Plattsburgh State Art Museum on the SUNY campus. Videography and editing by Ben Carstens of WFFF Local 44. Additional videography by Daniel McCullum.