More than 2,000 people registered and joined us for the 2022 Skills Summit. Our record setting attendance and engagement with the our elected officials demonstrated the urgency and broad support for ensuring that any post-pandemic expansion of the U.S. economy empowers workers and the businesses who were most impacted by the recession to equitably participate in, drive, and benefit from economic growth.
We had some incredible speakers this year: White House Domestic Policy Director Ambassador Susan Rice, Secretary of Labor Mary Walsh, Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Rob Portman (R-OH), and House Education and Labor Chairman Bobby Scott (D-VA 3) and Ranking Member Virginia Foxx (R-NC 5).
These decision makers were joined by a dozen thought leading panelists from our network for conversations about digital equity, job quality, the future of Build Back Better and Community College Promise, and the immediate task of effectively and equitably implementing existing federal recovery investments.
The Skills Summit built on the last two years of advocacy efforts to ensure an inclusive economic recovery. Now, as we look to build on the momentum of this event, we are focusing on the policy opportunities before us in the coming months.
In the coming months, several opportunities to continue the momentum and the hard work being done around our issues.
Skills Summit Sequels: We’ll host virtual follow up conversations on a range of skills policies that are in play in Washington and hear from state leaders developing policy models that can inform state and federal decision making.
Fireside Chats: We’ll continue to host Fireside Chats with key decision makers and network partners to keep our partners and network up to date and engaged on the latest skills policy debates.
We are thankful to our speakers, our partners, our attendees and our sponsors for another successful Skills Summit and look forward to you joining us for future events!