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Thursday, November 3 • 9:00am - 10:15am
Data at work: empowering the nation's workforce to determine their economic future

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As our economy changes, the imperative to expand access to better jobs, training opportunities, and the career tools is stronger than ever. The Obama Administration is addressing this challenge head on with its focus on empowering students through The Reach Higher Initiative and tech talent pipelines through TechHire. Beyond the federal government’s work, Initiatives like the Markle Foundation’s Skillful are working at the intersection of employers, jobseekers and educators to provide tools and data that will help navigate career options. Come hear how we’re opening data and developing tools to hep our next generation workforce navigate the resources they need to thrive.

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Albert Palacios

Education Program Specialist, U.S. Department of Education
Albert Palacios leads the EdPrizes portfolio of open innovation prize competitions at the U.S. Department of Education which includes the EdSim Challenge for nextgen AR/VR and 3D simulations in education. In 2016, prizes were awarded to winners of the #ReachHigher Career App and #CTEMakeover Challenges. The #EdPrizes prize pool currently exceeds $1 million in addition to in-kind prizes donated by leaders in the tech industry. He also serves... Read More →

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Terry Boehm

President, Pinellas Education Foundation
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Faiza Issa

Director, Markle Foundation
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Michael Simpson

As a son of educators, and serial intrapreneur turned entrepreneur, Michael learned to uncover hidden gems in people and products. His passion for helping people reach their potential was fueled by his own rise from poverty to international recognition as a strategist working closely with CEOs and executives in startup to multi-billion-dollar corporations. At Pairin, he works to bridge the opportunity gap for future generations by making... Read More →
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Sally Smyth

Director of Community Finance and Impact, TechHire
Sally is responsible for the organization’s work to ensure that the implementation of TechHire in the 50+ communities across the country is appropriately staffed and funded to support the development of robust ecosystem partnerships and create measurable social impact. Sally also leads Opportunity@Work’s support of TechHire community lead institutions and their local partners in prioritizing and tracking core metrics, for the purposes... Read More →

Thursday November 3, 2016 9:00am - 10:15am
Room 203

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