Motorola Solutions Chairman and CEO Greg Brown, American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) President/CEO Walter Bumphus to address Harper Board on Job Skills Shortage

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When:        Thursday, February 9, 2010   5:30 PM

        
Who:          Greg Brown, Chairman and CEO, Motorola Solutions

                   Dr. Walter G. Bumphus, President/CEOAmerican  
                   Association of Community Colleges (AACC)

                   Harper College Board of Trustees

                   Harper College Educational Foundation

Where:       Harper College
                    Wojcik Conference Center
                    1200 W. Algonquin Road

                     Palatine, IL 60067

What:         Motorola Solutions Chairman and CEO Greg Brown and AACC President/CEO 
                    Walter Bumphus will talk about creating partnerships between employers 
                    and community colleges to help improve the skills of America's workers.

                    According to a survey from Deloitte  amp; Touche and The Manufacturing
                    Institute, manufacturing companies cannot fill up to 600,000 skilled
                    positions, even as unemployment numbers remain at record levels. Adding to
                    the problem, 2.7 million manufacturing employees are 55 years of age and older
                    and are likely to leave the workforce within the next 10 years, according to the
                    White House.

                    Editor's Note: Manufacturing employment in Illinois rose last year for the first time in
                    more than a decade, according to a report released this week from Manufacturers'
                    News Inc.