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Horizons Podcast: Mission Critical—Financing the Future of Learning Today

Jake Edwards, Tameshia Bridges Mansfield, and Sarah Miller

From the Social Finance Institute

The Social Finance Institute, Economic Mobility, Education

Key Takeaway

“We still have a very tight labor market…there are 10.7 million job openings, there are 5.8 million unemployed. I think there are two main areas of change that can close these gaps: one is skills-based hiring practices and the other is innovation in financing skill development.”
–Sarah Miller

Horizons podcast host Tameshia Bridges Mansfield and special guest Sarah Miller of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta discuss the challenge of financing the future of work and how today’s future of learning—with or without a college degree—can prepare workers for sustainable careers and a viable U.S. labor market. They also discuss a few examples of Social Finance’s work including Workforce Realigned, the Philadelphia Works-Comcast partnership, and the Google Career Certificates Fund. Audio from Jake Edwards‘ panel at JFF Horizons 2022 is also featured.

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