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Employment and Jobs

Five Years of UpSkill America: What’s Next?

The fifth anniversary of UpSkill America is here! At this special event, we look both back at what we have learned about upskilling the last five years and forward to what the upskilling movement needs to achieve in the years ahead.

Since our founding, momentum for upskilling has continued to grow, with businesses large and small across the country creating new programs and developing innovative approaches to make it easier for employees to access training and education that can help advance their careers. These new strategies for upskilling represent a sea change in businesses’ approach to education, as they see the value of advancing the skills of employees at all levels in supporting opportunity and helping their bottom lines.

To celebrate this anniversary, we bring together leaders in business, researchers, policymakers, and upskilling program graduates to share what we’ve learned over the past five years, highlight innovative approaches to upskilling, discuss solutions to common challenges, and explore the future of the upskilling movement.

We’re thankful to Accenture, Lumina Foundation, Pearson, Strada Education Network,, and Walmart for their support of our work and this event. For others looking to support the work of UpSkill America, please contact Jaime Fall:



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Join the conversation

Join the conversation on Twitter by following @upskillamerica and tweeting with the hashtag #upskilling.

Over last five years, businesses across the country have made big investments in their employees’ advancement. As the #upskilling movement continues to grow, let’s celebrate the fifth anniversary of @upskillamerica, Jan 21 at the @AspenInstitute.

The fifth anniversary of @upskillamerica will convene leaders in business, researchers, policymakers, and program graduates to discuss innovative approaches, common challenges, and the future of the #upskilling movement. Jan 21 at the @AspenInstitute.

The fifth anniversary of @upskillamerica is coming up. Let’s look back at what we’ve learned over the last five years and forward to the future of the #upskilling movement. Jan 21 at the @AspenInstitute.


Join the upskilling movement

UpSkill America is an employer-led movement that promotes training and advancement practices to help workers progress in their careers and move into better-paying jobs. UpSkill America is an initiative of the Economic Opportunities Program.

The Economic Opportunities Program advances strategies, policies, and ideas to help low- and moderate-income people thrive in a changing economy. Follow us on social media and join our mailing list to stay up-to-date on publications, blog posts, events, and other announcements.

Event information
Tue Jan 21, 2020
12:30pm - 5:00pm EDT
The Aspen Institute
2300 N Street NW Suite 700
Washington DC 20037