Overheard

Avis Proctor on in-demand fields

WorkingNation interviews leaders in public, private, and nonprofit spheres at the virtual JFF Horizons conference as part of our #WorkingNationOverheard campaign
By WorkingNation Editorial Team
June 12, 2020

Avis Proctor Ed.D. is president of Harper College, a community college serving more than 35,000 students annually in the Chicago area.

She says her college is addressing an equitable economic recovery by examining “revitalizing the inclusive regional economies, as well as redesigning education and workforce development.”

Proctor says the college is working with employers and “cultivating apprenticeships and continuing to be responsive to the needs that employers are identifying for us. And connecting students to those opportunities.”

WorkingNation interviewed Proctor for #WorkingNationOverheard as a media partner with the JFF Horizons 2020 conference. You can watch all the interviews on our YouTube channel.

Learn more about Harper College: https://www.harpercollege.edu/index.php
Learn more about Jobs For the Future: https://www.jff.org/

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