Adult Education Workforce Panel

Featured Panelists

Cheryl Oldham, Vice President of Education Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and Senior Vice President of Education and Workforce, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

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British Robinson President and CEO, Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy

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Alex Morrison Interim President, Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL), Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships & Solutions, Strada Education Network

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Alicia Brandon Corporate Social Responsibility Leader, IBM

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Amanda Winters Program Director, Economic Opportunity Division, National Governors Association

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Hosted by Sharon Bonney, CEO, Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE)

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About the Workforce and Education Panel Discussion

Participants will hear from Alicia Brandon, Corporate Social Responsibility Leader, regarding a unique opportunity to participate in IBM’s SkillsBuild platform pilot initiative that is made possible through a partnership with COABE. The pilot program will garner feedback from the field to enable successful reconfiguration of a customized credentialing platform for the field of adult education. 
 
Strada Education Network awarded $100 million to Lumina Foundation, and is an organization that is not only known for their philanthropy, but also for their vision and ability to bring the right stakeholders together to make a collective impact on the most pressing issues. Senior Vice President Alex Morrison will discuss current partnerships, funding, professional development, and data driven reports that Strada and their affiliate organizations are working on to impact education and adult learners.
 
The US Chamber of Commerce has developed the Job Data Exchange (JDX) and the Talent Pipeline Management (TPM) initiative, with a lens toward the dislocated worker that is seeking employment. With input from COABE, they recently revised their resources to focus on “opportunities populations” that includes our adult learners. Find out how your local program can participate in the JDX and TPM initiatives.
 
In November 2019, the Barbara Bush Foundation held a symposium with many stakeholders and leaders in the field of adult education to develop a National Action Plan. British Robinson, President and CEO for the Barbara Bush Foundation, will share about the progress of their work and will also discuss the recently released groundbreaking report highlighting the economic impact of literacy on the economy. The report was authored by Dr. Jonathon Roswell through Gallup and was featured in Forbes magazine.
 
The National Governors Association has recently implemented the Reskilling and Recovery Network, and COABE’s CEO, Sharon Bonney, was given the opportunity to present on September 2nd to the governors and their staff. You can watch the presentation (HERE, passcode: !jUFw3yL). Amanda Winters, Education and Workforce Program Director, will give an overview of the network and will discuss the meaningful initiatives that she has worked on with the governors and their staff to ensure adult learners and dislocated workers have a successful pathway to employment opportunities that provide a family sustaining wage in each state.
 
You must register in advance to attend, and seats are limited to 500 participants.