developing globally competent students for maryland’s workforce

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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:

The conference was held Friday, April 26, 2019, which was declared Maryland’s International Education Day by Governor Larry Hogan in 2018.