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SXSW EDU 2021

Financing the Future of Skill Development

A significant barrier facing individuals looking to attain new skills is their ability to pay for training, but existing financial systems do not fit their needs. Without new financing options, individuals needing new skills will be left behind as the world evolves–and low-income individuals and people of color are at most risk. This session will explore the latest innovations and issue a call to action to reimagine the way that education and skills development are financed.

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  1. Introduction to challenges of financing skills development under current structures and systems
  2. Exploration of some promising innovative models
  3. Understanding of how different parts of the ecosystem can engage in support of innovations in finance

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Lexi Barrett, Associate Vice President, Jobs for the Future

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  • Tags: credentials, funding
  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Talk
  • Track: Work Reimagined
  • Session Focus Area
  • Level: Basic Understanding
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