2021

May 19, 2021

Ask Us Anything: Labor Policy Reform for a Cohesive Workforce Development Sector - May 19, 2021

Join the Center for Workforce and Economic Opportunity on May 19 for this conversational webinar at 1:30 p.m. (ET). The event will address changes to the workforce development system that are needed to support workers in a new economy. Our guest speakers are Chike Aguh, chief innovation officer at the U.S. Department of Labor; Maria Flynn, president and chief executive officer at Jobs for the Future (JFF); Larry Good, president and CEO of the Corporation for a Skilled Workforce; and Earl Buford, president and CEO at the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning. Discover how improvements in labor policy can transform workforce development investments from a scattered set of approaches to a cohesive system that will create relevant programs to support lifelong learning and career pathways. The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta is hosting the event.

Mar 03, 2021

Ask Us Anything: Infrastructure Job Programs Creating Career Opportunities for People of Color, Women, and Youth

The Biden administration is expected to propose an infrastructure modernization plan that could spur hefty job creation. Workplace practitioners Kisha Bird, left, of the Center for Law and Social Policy, Mary Alice McCarthy of New America, and Brad Markell of the AFL-CIO’s Working for America Institute discuss ways to make sure that traditionally underprivileged populations, particularly youth, people of color, and women, will connect with employment opportunities from infrastructure investments. Carl Van Horn, far right, director of the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, moderates the discussion.

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