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Keystone Commission on Education for Employment in the 21st Century (HR 16)

Identifier: 02-SS2001_02

Scope and Contents

House Resolution 16 identified several problems plaguing Pennsylvania’s educational needs and workforce. The Commission felt that too many of Pennsylvania’s recent graduates were leaving the state, and this “brain drain” was not allowing Pennsylvania to be economically competitive with other states and nations, that Pennsylvania's secondary and postsecondary schools must graduate students who can immediately enter and benefit the workplace, and lastly to make Pennsylvanian’s more qualified for new high-technology positions.

In HR 16, the Commission outlined areas to investigate and to groups to partner with to solve some these problems. The commission worked in cooperation with the Department of Labor and Industry and the Pennsylvania State Workforce Investment Board, the State's business and labor communities, the State's current vocational-technical educators, and many other groups. The Commission was to report its findings and make recommendations, to include a suggested timetable, for the establishment of a comprehensive strategic plan for better linking education and the workplace for the Commonwealth no later than December 31, 2001.


  • 2001


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The collection is arranged chronologically by date of the Meetings or Tours. Much of the collection consists of materials from the informational meetings that were held around the state.

Custodial History

Keystone Commission on Education for Employment in the 21st Century to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Archives.

Method of Acquisition

Pursuant to House Rule 45 of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives (titled “Powers and Duties of Standing Committees and Subcommittees”) governing the management and disposition of historically valuable committee material, the secretary of the committee must record the attendance of Members and any votes taken, the minutes of the meeting and records, bills, and other papers in the possession of committees and subcommittees which must be submitted to the Chief Clerk at the end of every two year legislative session for permanent archival storage.

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