Innovations in Workforce Development: New Models to Finance the Future of Work
Two-thirds of American workers do not have a four-year college degree. In an increasingly tech-driven economy, how can we ensure that a lack of higher education isn’t a roadblock for this huge part of the population and, likewise, that talent shortages aren’t barriers to business and economic growth? What are the most innovative ways to upskill, reskill, or next-skill workers for the jobs of the future? Should employers screen talent by education and credentials, or demonstrated skill? How can we creatively finance these alternative pathways to opportunity and the wraparound supports needed to get workers and employers the skills they need?