The Skills Gap Program (“SGP”), now in its fifth year at the Harvard Business School Club of New York (“the Club”), was initiated in response to Harvard Business School’s initial report on U.S. Competitiveness by Professors Michael Porter and Jan Rivkin. Working with the school’s team throughout, the NY group has focused so far on solving the identified issue of a skills gap for middle income positions which we pegged as the $40,000+ range. By addressing the problem from the viewpoint of the employer we built a model for a partnership between business and education which allowed business to drive curriculum. The Club’s key role has been as “network integrator,” wherein we facilitate conversations leading to relationships between employers and NY community colleges. [...]