Equity by Design: Educating and Supporting a 21st Century Workforce
Moderator: Melissa N. Chester, Ph.D., Co-Founder & CEO, Black Educators Rock, Inc.
Sponsor Remarks: John C. Jones, EMBA, CDM, Community Liaison, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, ProMedica Headquarters
Dr. Allison Scott, Chief of Research, Kapor Center
John C. Jones, EMBA, CDM, Community Liaison, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, ProMedica Headquarters
Jacqueline Jones, Program Manager, LinkedIn Engagement and Development (LEAD); Strategic Partnerships Lead, Global Diversity, Inclusion Team, LinkedIn
Toni M. Cunningham, Managing Director, Per Scholas Columbus
Kristen Ransom, CEO and Founder, IncluDe
Spencer Overton, President, The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
Sponsors: ProMedica, Walton Family Foundation
The nation must develop an educational framework, which includes a set of guiding principles, to ensure that all students and workers are ready to meet the challenges and opportunities of a 21st century global marketplace. Where are opportunities for additional innovation and partnership? How might we rethink investments in education and workforce development? In what ways might we use technology and other tools to ensure that college and career readiness achieves equity, removes structural and systemic barriers, expands access, and transforms learning experiences to attain a fully educated and prepared workforce?