Workers over age 50 will soon represent 25% of our nation’s workforce. Yet, few reskilling and upskilling programs are built to meet the needs of older workers and connect them with employers.
Earlier this month, WorkingNation collaborated with the Center for Workforce Inclusion and CWILabs on the Equity Summit 2023, a daylong event addressing the workforce needs of midcareer and older workers.
In this panel – Recruiting, Training, and Retaining an Age Inclusive Workforce – we discussed connecting older workers with the resources that empower them to pursue sustainable economic opportunity in today’s workplace.
My guests on stage were Hector Mujica, head of economic opportunities, Americas for Google.org; Dr. Mona Mourshed, founding global CEO of Generation; and Taylor McLemore, an investor and a partner at Future State.
The panel explored the challenges faced by older workers in terms of reskilling and upskilling, as well as the lack of programs tailored to their needs. We also looked at potential solutions, such as successful skill development programs and the importance of continuous learning.
My guests emphasized the need for employers to value the experience and skills of older workers and what they bring to the job, and for individuals to proactively invest in their own training and development. Organizations such as Google and Generation are providing that training and support for older workers. And all the panelists agreed that it is important that we re-imagining work and learning to create an age-inclusive workforce.
You can listen to that discussion here or wherever you get your podcasts.
Episode 291: Hector Mujica, Google.org; Dr. Mona Mourshed, Generation; and Taylor McLemore, Future State
Host & Executive Producer: Ramona Schindelheim, Editor-in-Chief, WorkingNation
Producer: Larry Buhl
Executive Producers: Joan Lynch and Melissa Panzer
Theme Music: Composed by Lee Rosevere and licensed under CC by 4
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