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Education Meets Employment: The Need for Collaboration

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If there was one unscripted through line at our Horizons summit last June, it was the near universal sentiment that all of the stakeholders in the learn-to-work ecosystem must work together to build a future in which all learners, workers, and employers can succeed.

As Kaya Henderson, former chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools and current CEO of Reconstruction, a Black education platform, told Horizons attendees, “It actually takes the proverbial village . . . all of us have a role to play.”

Henderson offered that observation in a Horizons session in which she and College Board CEO David Coleman discussed the need for stronger, more equitable connections between high school, postsecondary education, and work to improve the career navigation services available to learners and workers.

We take an in-depth look at the topic of collaboration among the key players in the “proverbial village” in the second episode of our Horizons podcast. Host Tameshia Bridges Mansfield shares the insights of a community college system leader who urges us to measure results and track outcomes to identify the programs and pathways that are effective—and those that aren’t. Listeners will also hear the CEO of an education technology company who calls for nothing less than full integration of the education and workforce development systems. And a tech executive says collaboration is essential if we want to create a more inclusive, equitable, and demand-driven employment landscape.

Driven in part by the pandemic, the worlds of education and work are experiencing unprecedented change. Listen to the second episode of the Horizons podcast to hear more from experts from various sectors of the ecosystem as they encourage us to seize the moment together to achieve game-changing results.

If you’d like to watch the full Horizons sessions with Kaya Henderson and David Coleman, visit our Horizons 2021 on-demand library

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