Video: Rising Together™ Action Summit hosted by Google and Goodwill®

Millions of Americans are hitting reset for themselves and their careers. How can we catapult more workers into upwardly mobile, “new collar” roles—ones that involve tech skills, pay family-sustaining wages, and offer greater stability? Our CEO and Co-Founder Tracy Palandjian helped answer this question and more alongside Byron Auguste, Founder and CEO, Opportunity@Work; Wendy Cambor, Managing Director, North America HR Strategy, Accenture; Maurice Jones, CEO, OneTen; Greg Siegel, Chief Business Officer, Guild Education; and Richmond Vincent, President and CEO, Goodwill Industries of the Valleys at the Rising Together™ Action Summit hosted by Google and Goodwill®.

"What we're hoping to do in rethinking the talent journey is remove the risk from the individual. In the Google certificate program we just launched, students enroll for free. If and only if they graduate from the program and land a job that pays more than $45,000, they repay the cost of the program at no interest . . . If at any point in time they fall out of the labor force or have an adverse family situation, they are obligated to pay nothing."

—Tracy Palandjian, Social Finance CEO and Co-Founder

Watch a recording of the panel: 

Related Resources

Google Career Certificates Fund Launch Event

On February 17, 2022, Google hosted “Closing the Opportunity Gap,”...
Learn More

Can 21st Century Capitalism Help Reverse School Failure, Climate Change, and Income Inequality?

As business increasingly funds solutions to educational shortfalls, climate change,...
Learn More

Realigning Markets for Good: How Innovative Finance Can Advance Pathways to Economic Opportunity

Tracy Palandjian, CEO and Co-Founder of Social Finance, was recently...
Learn More