Jeff Croley interviewed Barbara Bolin (President of National Career Credentialing) at the 2015 Michigan Governor's Economic and Education Summit to discuss the importance of project based learning in STEM education. Ms. Bolin emphasized how project based learning helps to prepare students for career specific training in numerous fields. Ms. Bolin has extensive experience with workforce preparation via her role in designing the ACT Work Keys.
Additionally, Don Johnson ( who was also interviewed by Jeff Croley) reiterated many of Barbara Bolin's points regarding the vital role of innovation in preparing students for various careers. Moreover, Mr. Johnson believes the joint economic and education summit(s) is a step in the right direction for Michigan.