CGI America Seeks Solutions For Workforce Development, Energy Issues
Chicago will host CGI America, a conversation about domestic policy where through leaders and partners from the public and private sectors will discuss issues important to the quality of life in our country. During the opening plenary discussion, Jumpstart Nation: Getting America Back To Work, Joyce Foundation President Ellen Alberding joined former President Bill Clinton and others to discuss solutions to getting people back to work in today’s economy.
Alberding spoke about the Foundation's work to link post-secondary job training and education to jobs that are currently in demand and efforts to work with employers to project what types of skills will be needed in the future. She also spoke about the important role community colleges have in workforce development.
Watch The Opening Plenary
CGI America will focus on jobs, workforce development and energy, among other topics, June 7-8. During the working sessions, Joyce’s Employment Program Manager Whitney Smith will lead the second annual workforce development working group. Watch Smith speak during the CGI America 2011 here. Ed Miller, Environment Program Manager at Joyce, will lead the Energy Efficiency working group.
The Foundation’s Employment Program supports efforts to improve education systems and support opportunities for underprepared adults to learn important skills and pursue jobs in their communities. The Joyce Foundation Environment Program aims to establish Great Lakes states as leaders on a path to adopt energy efficiency measures and policies, and to protect the Great Lakes.