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Not everyone takes a traditional route to a college degree that will prepare them for the workforce. John Yang talks with Nicole Smith of Georgetown University and Beth Cobert of the Markle Foundation about alternatives to help young adults and returning students find their ways to the middle class and help close the skilled worker gap.
Beth Cobert, I know your organization works with employers. Are you working with the employers to try to get them to look for skills, rather than credentials?
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, the Markle Foundation, and 20 States Launch the Skillful State Network; Introduce Skillful State Playbook
Governors of 20 founding member states join together to share and accelerate workforce innovation.
Announcement marks national expansion of Skillful, an initiative to create a skills-based labor market that better serves all Americans in a rapidly changing economy.
As Chairman of the Rework America Task Force, I applaud and support the California Community College System’s ambitious new initiative announced today to build a fully online college that is tech enabled and competency-based, with the primary mission of serving adult workers with flexible options and strong supports to help them gain a stronger foothold in the economy.