Conference announced on transforming policy for the 21st century

The Federal Reserve Banks of KC and Atlanta teamed up with the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University for a conference on transforming U.S. workforce development policies for the 21st century. Slated for October 15-17, national experts will share their perspectives on transformative workforce development and education strategies and policies. The official conference page contains registration and logistical info online. Some highlights include:

  • An esteemed panel of experts from McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University, W.E. Upjohn Institute, MDRC, Aspen Institute, Corporation for a Skilled Workforce, National Governors Association, Urban Institute, Annie E. Casey Foundation, National Skills Coalition, CLASP, AARP, and National Association of State Workforce Agencies will discuss measuring success through research, evaluation, and data in the workforce development field.
  • Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart and Kansas City Fed President Esther George will provide comments on the current state of the workforce system and implications for monetary policy. AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Elizabeth Shuler will address transformative changes in the economy and in public policy.
  • Policymakers will give their perspectives on key issues facing American workers, education and training institutions, and local communities, and the policies they are embracing to respond to current labor market issues.