Claiming Our Seat at the Table: How Adult Educators Can Inform the Future of Work Conversation

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

The US labor market is changing. News stories are full of speculation about how robots and the gig economy will alter how Americans work, and which workers may lose their jobs in the future.

But there is much less conversation about how adult educators — the people who are on the frontlines of upskilling American workers today — are already equipping workers to respond to the changing labor market.

Join us for an interactive session that will use practical examples to jump-start conversation about what adult educators know, and how we can bring our practitioner wisdom into the policy conversations going on around us.

Amanda Bergson-Shilcock is Director of Upskilling Policy at the National Skill Coalition (NSC). She leads NSC’s work on adult education and workforce policies that support US-born and immigrant adults with foundational skills gaps.

In this role, she analyzes policies, makes recommendations, and coordinates with National Skills Coalition member organizations to address issues facing adult learners and job seekers, including immigrant workers.

Amanda has authored numerous publications and policy recommendations on immigrant integration, workforce development, and adult education. She has extensive experience engaging state and federal policymakers. Amanda joined NSC in 2015.

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