To close the opportunity divide, cities like Boston are looking to strategic partnerships between employers and workforce and talent development programs to connect underserved youth with the work-based learning experiences that exist in their own community and help equip them with the skills and real-world experience they need to succeed in them.
Save the date for Talent Forward 2019. More information will become available summer 2019.
In the meantime, check out the event recap from Talent Forward 2018, held at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on October 30, 2018.
When economists and editorialists speak in worried tones about America’s “skills gap,” they’re referring to the mounting number of jobs that require some degree of technical know-how and the relative dearth of qualified candidates to fill them.