A recent report shows that 49% of U.S. workers with both high school diplomas and professional certifications are in good jobs. But, not all non-degree credentials lead to such outcomes. With Lumina Foundation’s support, National Skills Coalition and Education Strategy Group are partnering to help states and postsecondary systems prioritize quality non-degree credentials that help people find and keep better jobs. And, these states and systems are tracking outcomes to ensure racial equity.
A panel of experts (below) will examine the history of occupational segregation and credentialing:
- Eloy Ortiz Oakley, Chancellor, California Community Colleges @EloyOakley
- Megan Healy, Chief Workforce Advisor to the Governor, Virginia
- Nicole Washington, Principal, Washington Education Strategies @nicolewesgroup
- Leander McDonald, United Tribes Technical College
- Moderator: Amber Garrison Duncan, Strategy Director, Lumina Foundation