An avid skier, Aaron Kellett became the General Manager of Whiteface Ski Resort in 2012. Written by Sawyer White. Edited by Jake Lindenman.
Gail Huston is a cheesemaker at Asgaard, a goat dairy farm in Au Sable Forks, New York. Videography by Ben Carstens of Local 44. Written by Sawyer White. Edited by Jake Lindenman.
Steven Tucker is the president of Tucker Farms Inc. in Gabriels, New York, and a full-time farmer. Videography by Jean Ulysse. Edited by Will Houle.
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?”
Anthony Germano discusses his career at APG Neuros in Plattsburgh, New York.