Gen Z has fresh expectations for education and work, honed by a lack of faith and dissatisfaction in the status quo based on their experiences. This session explores how advancing economic mobility, fostering inclusion, and preparing Gen Z for leadership are essential for our collective economic and social future. Learn about systemic barriers faced by Gen Z, particularly those without four-year degrees and who identify as Black, Latinx, or Indigenous. Discover actionable strategies for education and workforce leaders to contribute to the advancement and success of the new generation at scale.
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- Understand the broader importance, implications, and specific elements of engaging, retaining, and advancing the next generation of workers.
- Identify barriers that limit the career advancement and economic mobility of early career talent, particularly those who do not have a college degree.
- Uncover effective practices for supporting Gen Z talent in the workplace from forward-leaning organizations.
- Molly Blankenship, Director, Jobs for the Future
- Erinn Corbett-Wright, Senior Manager, Workforce Development, Salesforce
- Earvin Young, Vice President, Sam's Club
- Alex Edgar, External Affairs Vice President, Associated Students of the University of California
Bri Benson, Senior Associate, Whiteboard Advisors
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