Future of Work Showcase

The Future of Work Showcase

The Honorable Jane Swift, UMass President Marty Meehan, and Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Rosalin Acosta invite you to the inaugural Future of Work Showcase at LearnLaunch Across Boundaries.

Building on the success of the Learning Innovation Showcase, which highlights innovations in our schools from the perspective of middle and high school students, the Future of Work Showcase highlights how higher education institutions, nonprofit organizations, employers, and government can cooperate to address the education and training challenges for the 21st century.

Over 30 educational institutions, nonprofits, and employers ranging from MIT to Jobs for the Future to Amazon Educate will present their work throughout the concurrent session timeslots. Between 10:30 am and 12:15 pm, the room will host a series of rolling conversations led by distinguished experts in the field about the innovations and enhancements necessary to educate the workforce of the future.

Join us on Friday, January 31st in room 302 for opening remarks following Kaya Henderson’s keynote address and stay for the presentations and table conversations.

Featured presenters

Workforce session highlights

The Future of Work Showcase is just one of the sessions at LearnLaunch exploring innovation at the intersection of education and the new economy. Keep the conversation going at these workforce panel discussions.

The convergence of workforce development and higher ed: reaching non-traditional learners

More than half of post-secondary learners are adults. They have jobs and families and are not looking for a hiatus from their work lives. This session examines the key changes that post-secondary educational institutions are making to address this large and growing market. Colleges must address core issues relating to how to collaborate with industry to create in-demand programs, credit for experience and transfer credit articulation, blended and online offerings, and changes needed in student support service infrastructure. Featuring: Rosalin Acosta, Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Pam Eddinger, President of Bunker Hill Community College Gregory Fowler, President of Global Campus at Southern New Hampshire University Garrett Smith, Deputy Chancellor of UMASS Boston Friday at 10:30 am

Developing students for the future of work

This keynote session will focus on the Future World of Work and how our institutions need to support learners and prepare them for opportunities they will encounter. With a focus on reimagining the role of guidance and other resources, practitioners will discuss innovative programs being implemented across the country. An example of this innovation will feature Cajon Valley Union School District in the San Diego area, which created a scalable integrated curriculum for students in grades K-8 to explore their interests, talents, and values, and learn how those align with possible careers. Over the course of their elementary and middle school years, students are exposed to over 50 different careers matched to their personal profile. The program was developed in collaboration with the University of San Diego, San Diego Workforce Partnership, Class of the Future Foundation, and San Diego County Office of Education. With a generous donation from American Student Assistance, the World of Work program is now available to 33,000 students in 38 schools in three additional school districts for the 2019-2020 school year. Learn from this cross-sector collaboration how to prepare students for the future of work. Speaker: Tom Vander Ark, CEO, Getting Smart Ed Hidalgo, Chief Innovation and Engagement Officer, Cajon Valley Union School District Jean Eddy, CEO, American Student Assistance David Blustein, Program Director, PhD Counseling Psychology, Boston College Friday at 1:15 pm

More workforce sessions on Thursday

10:00 – 10:45 am The Future of Work: Looking Ahead at Trends in Workforce Edtech With Joe Fuller of Harvard Business School, Sanjay Sharma of MIT, and David Blake of Degreed. 11:00 – 11:45 am Credentials Are A’Changing… Or Not? With Brian Fleming of SNHU, Sean Gallagher of Northeastern University, and Cindy Starr of Penn Foster 2:00 – 2:45 pm Workforce Ed for the Underserved With Shawn Bohen of YearUp, Dr. Mary Coleman of Economic Mobility Pathways, Aanand Radia of University Ventures, and Jason Cavnar of Jobs for the Future 3:00 – 3:45 pm Talent leaders’ challenges: How does edtech help? With Meredith Rosenberg of Russell Reynolds, Alejandro Reyes of HMH, and Eileen Cooke of CVS Health More workforce sessions on Friday 10:30 – 11:15 am No Degree – No Problem With Sean Gallagher of Northeastern University, MJ Ryan of Partners Healthcare, and Natalie Van Cleef Conley of Google 11:30 am – 12:15 pm Making learning relevant: pathways and connections to the world of work With Annabel Cellini of ASA, Andrew Frishman of Big Picture, Amy Loyd of JFF, and Connie Yowell of LRNG/SNHU See the whole schedule here.

Are you ready to join the Future of Work Showcase at LearnLaunch2020?

Register today to get the best rate on the conference and to join the conversation. We’ll see you in January!