Unstuck in the Middle: Closing the Skills Gap


Deanna Levito

Penn Foster

Erica Pandey


Markcus Perez


Doom-and-gloom pronouncements about the country’s skills gap often don’t mention middle-skilled jobs, which require education beyond high school, but not a four-year degree. They should. These jobs account for more than half of the United States’ labor market, but less than half of the country’s workers are trained to the middle-skill level. Learn from the leaders and thinkers who are tackling this skills gap and from the students who embody the impact of new efforts to close it.

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Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Basic Understanding