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Aspen Ideas Festival 2018

Closing the Skills Gap – Why the Jobs Crisis is Actually a Skills Crisis (And How to Fix It)
  • Type:Panel Discussion
  • Date:June 26, 2018
  • Time:3:10 p.m. MT
  • Venue:
    Aspen, CO


Panelists:
Zoë Baird, CEO and President, Markle Foundation
John Hickenlooper, Governor, Colorado
Thomas J. Wilson, Chairman and CEO, The Allstate Corporation
Moderator: Gary Pinkus, Senior Partner, McKinsey and Company

Closing the Skills Gap – Why the Jobs Crisis is Actually a Skills Crisis (And How to Fix It)
For all the anxiety around the job-destroying potential of technology, the world is not facing a jobs crisis. The real threat is an unprecedented skills crisis. In this discussion, participants will explore the magnitude of the retraining efforts required, the economic impact at stake, and how both the private sector and the government can respond to support the workforce of the future.