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Faiza Issa, Director, Markle Foundation
Terry Boehm, President, Pinellas Education Foundation
Michael Simpson, CEO, PAIRIN
Sally Smyth, Director of Community Finance and Impact, TechHire
Moderator: Albert Palacios, Education Program Specialist, U.S. Department of Education
Data at Work: Empowering the Nation's Workforce to Determine Their Economic Future
As our economy changes, the imperative to expand access to better jobs, training opportunities, and the career tools is stronger than ever. The Obama Administration is addressing this challenge head on with its focus on empowering students through The Reach Higher Initiative and tech talent pipelines through TechHire. Beyond the federal government’s work, Initiatives like the Markle Foundation’s Skillful are working at the intersection of employers, jobseekers and educators to provide tools and data that will help navigate career options. Come hear how we’re opening data and developing tools to help our next generation workforce navigate the resources they need to thrive.