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2023 Skills Summit Wrap

National Skills Coalition Wraps up the annual three-day Skills Summit, where skills advocates from across the nation gather in Washington, D.C to elevate skills policy agendas and promote an inclusive economic recovery.

View NSC's Legislative Agenda for the 118th Congress: https://nationalskillscoalition.org/resource/publications/legislative-agenda-for-the-118th-congress/

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Realizing the Equity Promise of Infrastructure Jobs

2023 Skills Summit

Panelists:

  • Broderick Johnson, Executive Vice President, Public Policy & Executive Vice President, Digital Equity, Comcast 

  • Representative Andy Levin, Distinguished Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

  • Stephanie Martinez-Ruckman, Legislative Director for Human Development, National League of Cities

  • Melissa Wells, Special Assistant to the President, North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) & Elected Member, Maryland House of Delegates  
     

Moderated by Andy Van Kleunen, Chief Executive Officer, National Skills Coalition
 

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NSC Chats with the Biden Administration about Workforce, Equity, and Infrastructure

2023 Skills Summit

Realizing the Equity Promise of Infrastructure Jobs Plenary 

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A View from Inside the Beltway

2023 Skills Summit
 

Worker Story

Miguel Hernandez, Fresno, California

 

Remarks from Members of Congress:

Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Senator, United States Senate

Panelists:

  • Nicole Barcliff, Senior Policy Director, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)

  • Allison Dembeck, Vice President of Education and Labor Advocacy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

  • Eric Rodriguez, Senior Vice President, Policy and Advocacy, UnidosUS 
     

Moderated by Katie Spiker, Managing Director of Government Affairs, National Skills Coalition

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Making College Work

2023 Skills Summit

Remarks from Members of Congress

  • Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE), Congresswoman, United States House of Representatives

  • Mike Braun (R-IN), Senator, United States Senate

Panelists: 

 

Moderated by Paul Fain, Journalist, The Job

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Skills Training in the Fight for Good Jobs and an Inclusive Economy

2023 Skills Summit

 

Worker Story

Khaija Faulk, New Orleans, Louisiana

 

Q & A with Union Leader

  • Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO (AFT)

  • Brooke DeRenzis, Chief Strategy Officer, National Skills Coalition (moderator)​

Panelists: 

 

Moderated by Brooke DeRenzis, Chief Strategy Officer, National Skills Coalition

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Panel Discussion with Cabinet Secretaries: Issues Facing our Workforce Today

2022 Skills Summit

Speakers: 

  • Secretary Miguel Cardona, U.S. Department of Education

  • Secretary Gina Raimondo, U.S. Department of Commerce

  • Secretary Marty Walsh, U.S. Department of Labor
     

Moderated by Andy Van Kleunen, Chief Executive Officer, National Skills Coalition

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2022 Skills Summit

Opening remarks by Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA)

Speakers: 

  • Donald R. Cravins, Jr., Esq., Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, National Urban League

  • Portia Wu, Managing Director of U.S. Public Policy, Microsoft 

  • Dr. Sekou Siby, President and CEO, ROC United

 

Moderated by Rachel Unruh, Chief of External Affairs, National Skills Coalition

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Skills for an Inclusive Economic Recovery: 2022 Federal Policy Agenda

2022 Skills Summit
 

Opening remarks by Representative Bobby Scott (D-VA 3) and Representative Virginia Foxx

Speakers: 

  • Melissa Johnson, Managing Director, State Strategies, National Skills Coalition

  • Jeannine LaPrad, Managing Director, Policy and Research, National Skills Coalition 
     

Moderated by Katie Spiker, Managing Director, Government Affairs, National Skills Coalition

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2022 Skills Summit

Fireside Chat and Plenary Panel

Speaker: 
Ambassador Susan E. Rice, Domestic Policy Advisor in the Biden Administration 

Response Panel: 

  • Alex Camardelle, Director of Workforce Policy, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

  • Derrick Figures, Labor and Economic Justice Director, Sierra Club

  • Jee Hang Lee, President and CEO, Association of Community College Trustees

  • Jennie Sparandara, Head of Programs, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
     

Moderated by Andy Van Kleunen, Chief Executive Officer, National Skills Coalition

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2022 Skills Summit Wrap

National Skills Coalition Wraps up Three Day Skills Summit to Elevate Skills Policy Agendas and Promote an Inclusive Economic Recovery

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2022 Skills Summit

Speakers: 

  • Daniel Bustillo, Executive Director, Healthcare Career Advancement Program (H-CAP)

  • Alejandro Mendoza, Director, Human Resources, Optimax

  • Luis Sandoval, Executive Director, Building Skills Partnership

  • Dr. Beverly A. Scott, Founder, Introducing Youth to American Infrastructure, Inc

 

Moderated by Brooke DeRenzis, Chief Strategy Officer, National Skills Coalition

Closing remarks by Senator Rob Portman (R-OH)

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