Beth Cobert on the need for fast pathways back to work

WorkingNation interviews leaders in public, private, and nonprofit spheres at the virtual JFF Horizons conference as part of our #WorkingNationOverheard campaign
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Beth Cobert is CEO of Skillful (A Markle Initiative) which “focuses on empowering Americans to succeed in the digital economy by elevating labor market skill sets.”

Skillful works with “employers, educators, policymakers and others to help the nearly 70 percent of Americans without college degrees get good jobs based on the skills they have or the skills they can learn – creating new opportunities for success.”

Cobert says those who have experienced job loss in recent months must be able to quickly return to the workforce. She says systems have to be “structured in a way that allows individuals to build skills, demonstrate skills, and be credible for those skills.”

WorkingNation interviewed Cobert for #WorkingNationOverheard as a media partner with the JFF Horizons 2020 conference. You can watch all the interviews on our YouTube channel.

Learn more about Skillful (A Markle Initiative): https://www.markle.org/rework-america/skillful
Learn more about Jobs For the Future: https://www.jff.org/

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