Is the St. Louis work force ill-prepared? Researchers at the University of Missouri–St. Louis have examined the area’s skills gap and determined how companies and institutions can work together to decrease it.

Keith Womer, dean of the College of Business Administration at UMSL, and Steve Finkelstein, president of Advisory Business Solutions and UMSL alumnus, will present “Critical Skills and Skill Gaps in the St. Louis Work Force” on Sept. 2 as part of UMSL’s College of Business Administration’s Breakfast & Business Series.

The Skills Gap Survey, originally completed in 2008, has been updated and examines what companies are looking for in new hires and what institutions can do to better prepare graduates.

Breakfast and networking will begin at 7:30 a.m.; the discussion will follow at 8 a.m. in the Lindbergh Auditorium at Enterprise Holdings, 600 Corporate Park Drive in Clayton, Mo. Parking is available in the garage to the left of the building.

The event is sponsored by UMSL’s College of Business Administration and Express Scripts Inc. The series is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Call 314-516-5883 or e-mail to register.

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