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SXSW 2020

Futureproofing America’s Tech Workforce

The changing nature of work and its growing reliance on technology is forcing companies to rethink how they recruit and train their workforce. Far from automating humans out of the workforce, technology is creating new, never-before-seen jobs that demand constant learning. From large employers like Amazon to startups, companies must deliver new and on-the-job training that emphasizes real world learning, transferrable training, and soft skills. This panel of workforce trainers, behavioral scientists, and hiring experts will dig into the collection of shortcomings that define today’s “skills gap” and provide best practices for companies, nonprofits and job seekers alike.

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  1. The realities of today’s tech workforce, including how to assess America’s tech-related job needs and the talent profiles best suited to filling them.
  2. Common myths around tech in the workplace, including the role of automation, nontraditional tech workers, and coders as common.
  3. Best practices for material and lasting workforce training techniques by companies and external partners.



Matt Griffes, PR Consultant, Cosmo Public Relations

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Workplace
  • Level: Beginner
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