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Wan-Lae Cheng, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, Markle Foundation
Joe Andronaco, President and Co-Founder, Access Green
Jeffery Wallace, Founding Executive Director and President, Leaders Up
Keith Wardrip, Community Development Research Manager, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Moderated by Jamai Blivin, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Innovate+Educate
New Pathways to Employment – Opportunity Jobs
Time: 10:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. CT
This session will focus on the need for new pathways to employment, with a focus on underserved populations, including opportunity youth. Key discussion points include: what are the industries in highest demand with greatest opportunity for employment? How do we effectively advance the solutions that are both community-based as well as driven by technology solutions to present new strategies? What are the key strategies behind these programs in addressing the need for new pathways to employment? How do we operate at scale? And, how do these programs engage and define the role of employers?
Andi Rugg, Executive Director, Skillful Colorado, Markle Foundation
Laura Williams, City Program Manager, LinkedIn
Matt Gee, Senior Research Fellow, University of Chicago and Co-Founder, Impact Lab
Moderated by Efrem Bycer, Director of Economic Development, Code for America
Technology Solutions to a Competency-Based Labor Market
Time: 11:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CT
Our economy continues to evolve at a increasingly rapid rate. With these ongoing changes, the need to focus on the skills and competencies of people and the jobs and careers they seek is greater than ever. Technology is in large part driving much of this change. Technology is also empowering us to take a competencies-based approach to the labor market. We can identify unintentional bias in job postings, see which training providers actually produce the employees that companies are looking for, translate lengthy resumes into core skills, and more—all with technology. Representatives from Skillful Colorado, LinkedIn, Code for America, and the White House’s Workforce Data Initiative will discuss how technology is changing the way we hire people, post jobs, and connect job seekers and employers to training in their communities.