The Invisible Barrier to Economic Mobility

Mar 6, 2023

11:30am – 12:30pm CT

Recording: The Invisible Barrier to Economic Mobility, Mar 6, 2023

Let’s shatter the myth! While a 4-year degree can signal knowledge in a certain field, more than half the workforce is Skilled Through Alternate Routes (STARs), including through community college, credentialing, work experience, and military service. 60% of Black, 55% of Hispanic, 66% of rural, and 61% of veteran workers are STARs. The paper ceiling is the invisible barrier keeping workers without a bachelor's degree out of higher-paying, family-sustaining jobs. Let's shatter this barrier!

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Bridgette Gray

Opportunity at Work

Kenny Nguyen


Ramona Schindelheim