A recent study by Gallup on behalf of the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy indicates, low levels of adult literacy could be costing the U.S. as much $2.2 trillion a year. And according to the U.S. Department of Education, 54% of U.S. adults 16-74 years old – about 130 million people – lack proficiency in literacy, reading below the equivalent of a sixth-grade level.
Low literacy is a multigenerational issue; without intervention, Georgia’s workforce and economy will be negatively affected. Childhood and adulthood literacy is critical for our neighbors to access employment and economic self-sufficiency.
On Friday, October 21st, Sandeep Gill, Executive Director of Literacy Action Inc., and Joy Hawkins, Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement, will join MAX to discuss the state of literacy in Georgia and how low literacy is impacting Georgia’s workforce competitiveness.
Join MAX on Friday, October 21st, 9:00 AM for a timely and virtual conversation.
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ABOUT MAX MINUTES
Launched in 2014, the mission of MAX is to advance economic competitiveness in the Atlanta region by strengthening connections, collaborations, and practices among workforce developers and organizations engaged in workforce development.
Through our webinar series, MAX Minutes, MAX seeks to bring timely insights to providers, intermediaries, and other partners in workforce. MAX Minutes features talks by key experts in the Atlanta region and beyond on important workforce matters.