A new study about Idaho's long-term education and economic competitiveness will soon be underway.

At the Statehouse Tuesday, Idaho Business for Education and Hewlett-Packard announced they are coming together to work on new research aimed at improving crucial areas.

Researchers will take a comprehensive look at key measures of preparedness and viewpoints of education and business leaders.

The findings will be presented as recommendations for future policies to Idaho lawmakers.

Gus Schmedlen with HP explains what types of recommendations have been made based on studies done elsewhere.

"To certain governments it's been to strengthen teacher education and ongoing professional development,” Schmedlen said. “It's been to update curriculum to match the jobs of the future instead of the jobs of the past. It also has to do with the amount of funding that governments provide to all levels of education."

The goal is to have the study done in June.