Seg. 1: Higher Education And Labor Demands. Seg. 2: Kansas City's Ethnic Chambers Of Commerce. | KCUR

Seg. 1: Higher Education And Labor Demands. Seg. 2: Kansas City's Ethnic Chambers Of Commerce.

Mar 4, 2019

Segment 1: "The state was funding 60 percent of the cost of education, the students and families were doing 40 percent. We've now seen an inversion of those ratios," according to KU chancellor.

More than 700,000 working-age adults in Kansas are operating in the labor force with no relevant postsecondary credentials, while the demand for highly skilled workers continues to rise. The Chancellor Doug Girod spoke to what universities, government and businesses can do to produce the workforce the future Kansas City metro will need.

Segment 2, beginning at 28:58: Along with the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, the city also has chambers for specific ethnicities.  

Decades ago, business owners saw the need to address the specific needs of minorities looking to establish a commercial foothold in the Kansas City area. The presidents of two ethnic chambers detailed their history and the niche services they offer to their members.