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March 02nd 2011:Cultivating a Skilled and Competent Workforce

Information from the National Commission on Adult Literacy states that 88 million U.S. workers lack the basic skills to earn a postsecondary credential limiting their capacity to get and keep family supporting jobs. According to the Center for American Progress, the U.S. graduation rate has not reached above 70 percent in decades…the economic and social consequences of not completing high school have steadily intensified. In January 2011, retired Army Major General James Comstock, who serves on the executive council of Mission: Readiness, reported that 75 percent of young Americans are not abl

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Harold Tuck

Harold Tuck was appointed Chief Information Officer for the County of San Diego in March 2008. His responsibilities include all operational and strategic Information Technology functions for San Diego County, providing services to 17,000 County employees at over 200 facilities. . The County was the first Municipal Government to outsource all IT functions to the private sector. As CIO, one of Tuck’s primary, and highly visible responsibilities is to ensure that County government and its citizens receive the full benefit of this multi-year, $700 million IT Outsourcing Contract. A key member of the County's executive team, Tuck works closely with the Board of Supervisors and Chief Admi
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James W. Comstock

Major General James W. Comstock is currently President of P&E Holdings Inc. and Managing Director of Institutional Liability Management Partners LLC. He has over 35 years of experience in the insurance and investment profession. Major General James W. Comstock, United States Army Reserve, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing from Michigan State University. As a Distinguished Military Graduate of his ROTC class he received a Regular Army commission as a Second Lieutenant of Infantry upon graduation in 1969. He earned a Master of Arts degree in National Security Studies from California State University, San Bernardino, California. On Active Duty from July 1969 through Novemb
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Joseph Johnson

JOSEPH JOHNSON is currently an Executive Coach/Turn-Around Manager. In addition to other public, educational, and nonprofit agencies, he has worked extensively with the Department of Human and Urban Development (HUD) authorized Housing Authority agencies. Johnson has successfully improved the HUD Accountability Score of troubled agencies in Louisiana, Arizona, and California. His work includes stabilizing organizations, restructuring, as needed, and developing and implementing Workout (Improvement) and Five Year-Strategic Plans. Johnson also served as Program Director with the San Diego Housing Commission and Manager for the Contra Costa County Housing Authority in California. He has b
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