presented by: Consumer Technology Association (CTA)

Building a 21st Century Workforce


Kelli Jordan


Tyra Mariani

New America

Kate Sheerin


Sean Thurman


The Bureau of Labor Statistics says we’ll need nine million STEM workers by 2022 to fill growing demand in the tech economy. By investing in STEM education, we can introduce our students — current and future workers — to opportunities in the new economy. A four-year college degree is not always the best educational pathway for every student. This panel will discuss ways to encourage greater adoption of non-traditional educational pathways — such as apprenticeships, train-to-hire programs and internships — to introduce Americans to high-demand careers in tech and help our country build a competitive and fully-equipped 21st century workforce.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Artist Wristband, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Intermediate