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Webcast: Building the workforce of the future

May 21, 2019 at 9:00 am - 5:45 pm


Building the workforce of the future: Resilient people and places

Unfilled jobs, low labor force participation, and declining economic mobility suggest education systems are struggling to equip workers with the skills employers demand. In a time of rapid technological change, how can private and public sector leaders join together with the education community to build more resilient people and places?

On May 21, 2019, the Center for Universal Education and the Future of the Middle Class Initiative at Brookings will co-host a symposium titled “Building the workforce of the future: Resilient people and places.” They will convene policymakers, practitioners, researchers, and thought leaders from the government, corporate, and nonprofit sectors to discuss education and economic development strategies that can provide locally relevant solutions to enhance economic and social mobility.


9:00 – 10:30 a.m. — Session 1: Developing resilient people and places: What is at stake?

11:00 a.m. – 12:15pm — Session 2: How can cities grow and create inclusive opportunities for employment and mobility?

2:00 – 3:30 p.m. — Session 3: How can K-12 education system effectively support young people for the world of work?

4:00 – 4:45 p.m. — Session 4: Pathways to prosperity: How can post-secondary education and adult learning opportunities help develop resilient people in the digital age?

5:00 – 5:45 p.m. — Session 5: Fireside chat and closing: A local perspective on developing resilient people and places



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