Transforming Workforce Credentials Post COVID-19
The coronavirus is wreaking havoc on our nation’s workers. Even before the pandemic, access to good-paying careers increasingly depended on a person’s skills. Looking ahead, getting the right credentials will be even more important as tens of millions seek to re-enter the workforce. And yet, our credentialing system is fragmented, there are numerous hurdles to getting credentials quickly, and there is not enough linking different sources of learning.
We hosted a virtual event that showcases different ways to tackle these problems and transform our credentialing system in a post COVID-19 era. We brought together a diverse group of experts and innovators, each delivering 3-minute TED-style talks on ways to help people gain new credentials more easily, make connected credentials a reality, and boost economic opportunity.
Ethan Pollack – The Aspen Institute
Lindsey Reichlin Cruse – Institute for Women’s Policy Research
Gardner Carrick – The Manufacturing Institute
Monique Ositelu, Ph.D – New America
Lul Tesfai – New America
Kelsey Berkowitz – Third Way
Molly Elgin-Cossart – Merit America
Jason Tyszko – US Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Jana Barresi - Walmart