On Tuesday, February 20 in New York City, Education For Employment (EFE) President and CEO Jamie McAuliffe, participated as a speaker at the 2015 Winter Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI). The breakout discussion session in which McAuliffe presented, “Help Wanted: Preparing Tomorrow’s Workforce Today” focused on successful short- and long-term strategies that are being used to identify, address and close the gap that currently exists between the skills employers are seeking in their workers and the skills job applicants actually possess.
Presenting strategies alongside McAuliffe were Mary de Wysocki, Senior Director of Corporate Affairs for Cisco Systems; Kumar Garg, Assistant Director for Learning and Innovation of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; and Peter Malinowski, Billion Oyster Project Director of the New York Harbor Foundation. McAuliffe spoke on the ways the job skills gap is being narrowed through education and workforce development, as well as partnerships between private sector businesses and schools or training institutions in order to decrease youth unemployment rates around the world and empower the future leaders of the work world.
The CGI brings together leaders from all various sectors of the business and political world “including private sector CEOs, heads of state, philanthropists, Nobel laureates, NGO leaders and prominent members of the media,” to discuss solutions to some of the biggest challenges facing the world.
More information on the CGI and the 2015 Winter Meeting can be found here.