America's Promise Convening Discussion
Thank you all for participating in the America’s Promise Convening for 2017! We hope that you all enjoyed the time to connect with your peers, and that you walked away feeling part of our nationwide community. Let’s continue the conversation!
We invite you to comment and share your lessons learned, common challenges, promising practices, and highlights from the convening.
To get you started, here is a little of what we heard from the conference:
· A successful partnership is one that exists not just for the sake of partnering, but with intentionality and to best serve the customers (employers and job seekers).
· IT cuts across multiple sectors/industries (e.g., IT is in healthcare, hospitality, financial services, etc.), making technology occupations a broader spectrum than just the tech industry.
· A life-long learner approach facilitates high-skill training, retention, and successful career pathways.