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Shad Ahmed on hiring workers who don’t have a four-year degree

Shad Ahmed is senior vice president & chief partnerships officer at Opportunity@Work whose mission is “to rewire the U.S. labor market so that all...

Michelle Gilliard on resources to help reduce recidivism

Michelle Gilliard Ph.D. is the director, U.S. Education and Workforce Department at FHI 360. The nonprofit works to “improving the health and well-being of...

Efrem Bycer on giving workers a voice

Efrem Bycer, manager of Economic Graphic at LinkedIn Learning, helps policy leaders achieve their workforce development objectives. Bycer says workers need to be provided in-demand...

Emily Wattman-Turner on breaking barriers via flexible educational options

Emily Wattman-Turner is co-founder and chief growth officer at Kenzie Academy. Kenzie offers on-campus or online programs for 6-to-12 months. Using an income share...

Michelle Gilliard on lifelong learning in the workforce

Michelle Gilliard Ph.D. is the director, U.S. Education and Workforce Department at FHI 360. The nonprofit works to “improving the health and well-being of...

Phil Weinberg on equity in the workforce

Phil Weinberg is co-founder & CEO of STRIVE. The nonprofit workforce development organization is committed to helping people acquire skills needed to find solid...

Jenny Weissbourd on reinventing the path to the American Dream

Jenny Weissbourd is the senior project manager of the Economic Opportunities Program at The Aspen Institute. The organization states, “We drive change through dialogue,...

Beth Cobert on the need for fast pathways back to work

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

Celeste Richie on feeling hopeful about the acceleration of change

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

John Battelle on the possibility of permanent change

John Battelle is CEO and co-founder of Recount Media. Battelle is an entrepreneur, author, professor, and journalist whose career has centered around creating media...