As stated by talent and workforce development professional Clair Minson in her May 2020 piece, COVID-19 Revealed That Our Field Needs a Reckoning, the field of Workforce Development is at a critical juncture. We are experiencing three simultaneous crises – a global pandemic, the danger of a serious economic collapse, and a renewed awareness of persistent, deeply ingrained systemic racism. Prior to the pandemic, while experiencing a massive economic boom and a tight labor market, we had the unique opportunity to leverage those favorable conditions and think about ways to drastically change how workforce development goals are accomplished.
Now, this issue is a moral imperative.
SkillWorks, Boston’s workforce development funder collaborative and the Boston Foundation’s workforce strategy, has undergone a major leadership transition. Andre Green joined the Foundation as the Executive Director of SkillWorks in August 2020, bringing a new vision explicitly centered on equity.
Please join the Boston Foundation and SkillWorks for an introduction to Andre Green and a discussion about the future of workforce development with an explicit focus on racial equity. This virtual event will feature a conversation with Amanda Cage, President and CEO of the National Fund for Workforce Solutions.