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SXSW 2017

Beyond Education: The Future of Talent Development

Last year, 38% of U.S. employers had jobs they couldn't fill because applicants lacked the skills required. Meanwhile, 1 in 5 high school students will drop out before graduation, and 5.6 million young adults are disconnected from school and work. We need a radically different approach to how we connect young people to learning and prepare them for the 21st century workforce. Join the Executive Director of the Institute for the Future, the President of Gap Foundation, the VP of Global Giving at Fossil Group, and LRNG’s CMO to learn how they are using innovative models and technology, including digital badges, so all young people can pursue interest-driven paths to college and career.

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  1. How can employers tap into informal learning to develop a more robust and diverse talent pipeline?
  2. How can cities network informal learning opportunities -- at museums, libraries, maker spaces, work-based internships, etc. -- and make them "count"?
  3. How can mayors and educators work with employers and nonprofits to create new paths to college, career, and civic engagement for youth?



Sara Isaac, Sr Strategist, Salter>Mitchell

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