Economy: Check and Balances
Joyce-sponsored Chicago Ideas Week session explores workforce development as a tool to jumpstart the economy.
The Joyce Foundation is proud sponsor the second annual Chicago Ideas Week, October 8-13 at venues throughout the city. Employment Program Officer Matthew Muench worked with CIW organizers to develop Tuesday morning’s talk, “Economy: Check and Balances.”
The session’s speakers – Ron Bullock, William Daley, Austan Goolsbee, Chrystia Freeland, Garett Jones and Ali Velshi – will discuss workforce development and how companies and organizations can create partnerships to develop a skilled workforce and jumpstart the economy.
Skill-building programs can empower students with the basic and technical skills needed for new, better-paying jobs that can transform their lives and support their families. Through programs such as Skills for Chicagoland’s Future and Accelerating Opportunity, the Joyce Foundation Employment Program works to improve workforce development and education systems to help underprepared adults learn important skills, earn credentials and pursue jobs in their communities.
“Economy: Checks and Balances” will be help at the Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art. More information is available here.