Reinventing Education for the Future of Work
As many across the U.S. question the value of a college degree, a false dichotomy has emerged: job seekers either pursue college or an “alternative pathway”. Despite employers and jobseekers trending towards skills-based education, college remains one of the best predictors of economic mobility. This session explores collaborations to provide learners with options that fit their needs and ultimately lead to good jobs. We’ll look at how employers, educational institutions, workforce boards, and nonprofits are working together to put the job seeker first and solve critical workforce issues. Join Lisa Gevelber, Founder of Grow with Google, and Harrison Keller, Commissioner of Higher Education for the State of Texas as they share actionable ways to integrate college and career pathways.
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