developing globally competent students for maryland’s workforce
In celebration of the second annual Maryland International Education Day, on April 26th, MIEC hosted a one day conference focused on “Developing Globally Competent Students” and the benefit of hiring globally competent employees in the Maryland workforce and beyond.
The conference highlighted the development of globally competent students, as well as the benefits of employing them in our region. The goal was to share information about how institutions of higher education support students to develop intercultural communication skills and knowledge of different cultures through personal interactions and experiences abroad. Maryland’s business and industry seeks, and Maryland’s economy benefits greatly from, a workforce with such skills. Sessions focused on international education and its impact on industry, higher education, government and community.
Highlights of the conference included:
24 presentations offered in 4 sessions by industry experts sharing research and practical knowledge on developing and assessing the soft skills needed for success in a global workforce Please visit this link for further details.
Opportunity for free personal assessment of global and intercultural competence
Networking opportunities with international educators, Maryland governmental connections and industry partners
Luncheon Plenary: Tim Bradley, Minister-Counsellor of Industry, Science and Education in the Embassy of Australia focusing on the value and promotion of global competence as an economic engine
Keynote Speaker: Christi Hunter, President of Global Competence Associates focusing on research defining and evaluating global competence
The conference was held Friday, April 26, 2019, which was declared Maryland’s International Education Day by Governor Larry Hogan in 2018.