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Avis Proctor on in-demand fields

Avis Proctor Ed.D. is president of Harper College, a community college serving more than 35,000 students annually in the Chicago area. She says her college...

Jonathan Finkelstein on recognizing skills and experience

Jonathan Finkelstein is the CEO of Credly which “empowers organizations to officially recognize individuals for demonstrated competencies and skills. Our mission is to connect...

Beth Cobert on changes in the underlying systems

Beth Cobert is CEO at Skillful (A Markle Initiative) which “focuses on empowering Americans to succeed in the digital economy by elevating labor market...

Chok Ooi on striving for diversity and inclusion

Chok Ooi is co-founder & CEO at Kenzie Academy. Kenzie offers on-campus or online programs for 6-to-12 months. Using an income share agreement, the...

Celeste Richie on not returning to “normal”

Celeste Richie is vice president of workforce development for Results for America. The organization works with all levels of government “to harness the power...

Hector Mujica on giving equal access to the marginalized

Hector Mujica is the jobs and skilling lead for Google.org. The organization states, “We bring the best of Google to help solve some of...

Ebony Pope on employers looking for hires beyond the familiar

Ebony Pope, a principal at Rethink Education a venture capital firm focused on innovation in education technology, says the broader population must have access...

Ashley Putnam on re-framing the conversation

Ashley Putnam is the director of the Economic Growth & Mobility Project (EGMP) for the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. Putnam says COVID-19 and civil...

David Shapiro on holistic consideration when hiring

David Shapiro is the CEO of MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership. The mission of the organization is “to fuel the quantity and quality of...

Jennifer Stredler on workers having access to skills-building

Jennifer Stredler is vice president workforce development at Salesforce.org. In her role, Stredler oversees the company’s global workforce development strategy, philanthropy, and partnerships that...