Horizons Episode 4: Leveraging Data for Equity in a COVID-19 Economy – Next-Generation LMI

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Leaders in education and workforce development rely on the highest-quality labor market information (LMI) to inform how they design college and career pathways. Now, COVID-related unemployment has upended the economy, and leaders must quickly adapt.

In this episode of “It Started at Horizons,” Sara Lamback and Julia di Bonaventura of JFF, Isa Ellis of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Joel Simon of Burning Glass Technologies will discuss new approaches to using LMI to ensure equity in the development of college and career pathways. They will explore advice for job seekers, especially young people who are still in school, planning for college, or getting ready to graduate, and will highlight organizations that are leveraging LMI in innovative ways. This episode is also part of JFF’s Building Equitable Pathways Webinar Series:


The conversation continues next Monday, December 14! Register now for next week’s episode, Looking Ahead: Policies for the Biden Administration to Advance an Equitable Economic Recovery, featuring Louisiana Commissioner of Higher Education Kim Hunter Reed and Colorado Workforce Development Council Managing Director Lee Wheeler-Berliner:

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