Publication Date: August 7, 2019
In a Nutshell: For nearly 100 years, the Markle Foundation has sought to improve the lives of Americans by addressing crucial problems through education and technology. In recent years, the nonprofit has been addressing the shifting needs of employers in the Digital Age and the skills workers need for success. With its Rework America Business Network (RABN), Markle and 11 large U.S. companies are promoting a skills-based workforce by developing training and resources to help fill the needs of employers. At the same time, the initiative, Skillful, shares a similar goal by providing tools to connect job seekers with well-paying positions.
When Bob Dylan sang “The Times They Are A-Changin’” in 1964, his folk anthem tapped into the gathering momentum supporting groundbreaking social and civil rights movements. But part of what makes the song a pop culture mainstay 55 years later is its timelessness and universality. The times they are always a-changin’.
In recent years, many of those changes have been due to the Digital Revolution, which has ushered in countless shifts in social discourse, business practices, and even the workforce.
And like any good folk singer, Dylan always stood with the working class, as does the Markle Foundation.
The Markle Foundation focuses on realizing the potential of information technology to help address issues surrounding economic security, health, and national security in the U.S. Recently, the nonprofit has been striving toward its goals through initiatives that address changing technology and skills in the workforce.