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Workforce Development

Celebrating Skills for America’s Future

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Celebrating Skills for America’s Future was a look back on five years of achievements in demonstrating how businesses can successfully partner with community colleges to meet their workforce needs and help working people connect to economic opportunities.

In 2011, the Aspen Institute’s Skills for America’s Future was founded to provide a platform that would illustrate the power of collaboration among employers, community colleges, and other workforce partners to address skills mismatch affecting businesses and workers. Five years later, these partnerships – in practice and in policy – have matured and deepened. Skills for America’s Future has helped change the conversation so that the business and education communities can focus on replicable and scalable solutions.

As we plan for the next generation of this program, we took a look back on five years of achievements in demonstrating how businesses can successfully partner with community colleges to meet their workforce needs and help working people connect to economic opportunities. This event included several moderated panel discussions to take stock of job-driven workforce developments and showcase future trends in workforce development.

 

Featuring…

The Honorable Penny Pritzker
US Secretary of Commerce

Nick Pinchuk
CEO, Snap-On

Eva Sage-Gavin
Principal, Sage-Gavin Associates

Ellen Alberding
President, Joyce Foundation

Walter Isaacson
President and CEO, The Aspen Institute

Maureen Conway
Vice President for Policy Programs, The Aspen Institute
Executive Director, Economic Opportunities Program

Marie Lynch
CEO, Skills for Chicagoland’s Future

 

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Event information
Date
Tue May 17, 2016
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location
The Pew Charitable Trusts Conference Center
901 E Street, NW
Washington, DC