The Joint Center released a new report, Racial Differences on the Future of Work: A Survey of the American Workforce, on Wednesday, July 24. The report provides extensive analysis on the future of work and race as we surveyed 2,000 Black, Latino, Asian American, and white respondents to examine their sentiments on issues such as automation, free college, and job training.
Joint Center President Spencer Overton shared findings from the report at the ‘Equity By Design: Job Preparedness and the 21st Century Workforce‘ panel during the 2019 National Urban League Annual Conference in Indianapolis. The panel, which took place on Thursday, July 25 from 2:30 to 3:45pm, also included the following speakers:
- National Urban League Vice President for Workforce Development Ronald G. Marlow
- Lumina Foundation’s Vice President for the Future of Learning and Work Dr. Chauncy Lennon
- Urban League of Greater Madison President & CEO Dr. Ruben L. Anthony Jr.
- UnidosUS Adult Education & Workforce Development Senior Director Surabhi Jain
Kapor Center for Social Impact Chief Research Officer Dr. Allison Scott moderated the discussion, and Strada Education Network Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Corporate Development Matthew B. Murphy III and Mastercard Vice President, Public Policy, US Markets Nichole Francis Reynolds gave special remarks.
The panel’s description is as follows:
“The adage about the importance of “learning on the job” carries fresh relevance with the rise of new technologies and emerging industries that did not exist a decade ago. This highly competitive tech economy demands a new educational framework that is skill and asset-based, and intentionally focused on preparing young people of every background to successfully compete in today’s global marketplace. Career readiness approaches such as Apprenticeships provide a way in – and they are out there! Attendees will learn the breadth and diversity of career readiness and experiential programmatic approaches and pathways available today and those that will need to be enhanced in order to provide a robust set of pathways for 21st century careers.”
Photos from the panel can be found below.