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ASU+GSV Summit 2021: Rachel Carlson on unlocking mobility

Leaders in education and tech leaders share innovative ideas and look to the future
By Laura Aka
August 11, 2021

Guild Education, an education platform, asks, “Is your workforce ready to take on the jobs of tomorrow?” Guild “drives business outcomes—increasing employee retention, upskilling talent, and improving representation at every level of your organization.”

Guild “unlocks mobility” by collaborating with businesses and educational institutions to provide access to learners, according to Rachel Carlson, co-founder and CEO of Guild Education.

Providing learning opportunities is important to today’s job seekers, says Carlson. “[Companies] can do well by doing good by their employees. So, for companies it often starts with a talent recruitment value proposition. How might they use education as a way to differentiate themselves for candidates who are looking at companies that have similar wages, especially amidst the great wage growth we’re seeing that has brought wages closer to $15 an hour.”

Carlson adds, “Most companies now have a health benefit. Employees are asking, ‘How do I choose an education and learning and development and career opportunity?’ That whole stack is something that the average millennial or Gen Z wants to use to differentiate where they work. It’s the way that companies are winning the war for talent.”

Click here to learn more about Guild Education.

WorkingNation—a collaborating partner of the ASU+GSV Summit—sat down with Carlson in San Diego as part of our #WorkingNationOverheard social media series.

Hear from more innovators in education and tech in the public, private, and nonprofit spheres attending the ASU+GSV Summit 2021 here.

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