We’re also modernizing job training for middle-skilled workers. And nobody is making a more forceful impact than ASU President Michael Crow. ASU is already the most innovative university in the country. And now Dr. Crow is leveraging the university’s know-how to train this critical part of our workforce.
Through a partnership with the City of Phoenix, ASU, LinkedIn, and the Markle Foundation, we have launched the Skillful Initiative to train workers for tech-focused or advanced manufacturing jobs, and match them with employers.
ASU and Phoenix know that in today’s economy, we have to think anew to stay competitive. And we’re going to continue to work with the private and non-profit sectors to make sure our workforce reaches its full potential.