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Tuesday, January 29 • 11:05am - 11:55am
From Lunchpails to Laptops and Beyond: Preparing America's Workforce for Tomorrow's Jobs

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On November 26, General Motors CEO Mary Barra announced that it was cutting 15,000 jobs by saying "we will transform our global workforce to ensure we have the right skill sets to win today and in the future." While GM is able to pivot towards its perceived future, the question remains on how the 15,000 workers will be ready for a similar shift.

With multiple stakeholders in the process, including governments, educational institutions, employers, and of course the workers themselves, adapting to the new economy will require incorporating multiple perspectives and opinions.

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David Hyman

President, Center for Technology & Workforce Solutions
David Hyman is the newly minted President of Center for Technology & Workforce Solutions (CTWS). David has spent the past 20 years as a teacher and administrator, with his longest tenure at the Calhoun School, a progressive co-educational independent school on New York City's Upper... Read More →

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Kenneth DeGraff

Senior policy advisor to the Speaker of the House, The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, U.S. House of Representatives
Kenneth DeGraff is a senior policy advisor to the Speaker of the House, The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, focusing on energy, technology science issues. In that role, he helped craft agreements on provisions in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 and 2018 and the 2016 updates to the Toxic... Read More →
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Shawn DuBravac

President, Avrio Institute
Dr. Shawn DuBravac is author of the New York Times Best Seller Digital Destiny: How the New Age of Data Will Transform the Way We Work, Live, and Communicate (Regnery, 2015), which explores how the world’s mass adoption of digital technologies portends the beginning of a new era... Read More →
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Liz Shuler

Secretary Treasurer, AFL-CIO
Liz Shuler is the Secretary-Treasurer and chief financial officer of the AFL-CIO, the second top-level officer for the federation, the first woman elected to the position, and the youngest woman to sit on the federation’s Executive Council.Liz started her career in Portland, Oregon... Read More →
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Carol Eggert

Senior Vice President, Military and Veteran Affairs, Comcast
Carol Eggert is Senior Vice President, Military and Veteran Affairs.  In this role, she works collaboratively across Comcast NBCUniversal to provide strategic leadership to all aspects of programs and outreach engaging the military and veteran community, including recruiting, hiring... Read More →
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Tiffany Shackelford

Chief Strategic Officer, National Governors Association
Tiffany Shackelford serves as both Chief Strategic Officer and Director of Communications for NGA, working with a variety of the organization’s stakeholders, including governors and their staff, to implement effective strategies. She reports directly to CEO Scott D. Pattison and... Read More →

Tuesday January 29, 2019 11:05am - 11:55am EST