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Community Development

Investing in America’s Workforce: Investing in Workers

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Thu., May 30, 2019
3 p.m. - 4 p.m.



Workers and employers are both facing a growing skills gap in the labor market. Employers are struggling to find workers with the new and expanding skill sets required in a changing economy. Workers often have difficulty assessing what skills are in demand, the potential returns of training programs, and how to demonstrate the skills they have to an employer. This webinar will explore new perspectives and innovative strategies for closing the skills gap to the benefit of both workers and employers.

In this webinar, three authors will discuss highlights from their contributions to Volume 1 of Investing in America’s Workforce: Improving Outcomes for Workers and Employers. The goal of this publication is to reframe workforce development efforts as investments that provide returns to workers, businesses, and communities as a whole.



Employers, Workforce Development Intermediaries, Chambers, Business Support Organizations and Community Development Practitioners



The agenda for this webinar includes:

  • Katherine McClelland, from the Committee on Education and Labor of the U.S. House of Representatives, will draw on her chapter “Engaging Manufacturers to Promote Skills Development” to explore new strategies for addressing the skills gap.
  • Wilson Finch, from the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, will discuss promising practices to engage adult workers in skills development based on his chapter “Adult Learners: Activating Prior Knowledge and Acquiring New Skills.”
  • Emily Engel, from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, will discuss strategies for reaching hard to serve populations highlighted in her chapter “Reintegrating the Formerly into the Workforce.”
  • Carl Van Horn, from the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, will moderate.


Deadline: May 29, 2019

Registration has closed. Thank you for your interest.

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