Shaping the Future of Work: A Conversation About Race and Work Virtual Live Event

Shaping the Future of Work: A Conversation About Race and Work Virtual Live Event

Wed, 09/15/2021 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Shaping The Future Of Work: A Conversation About Work and Race with Plinio Ayala, President and Maurice Jones

Join a live conversation about race and work with Plinio Ayala, President and CEO of Per Scholas, and Maurice Jones, President and CEO of OneTen as part of the discussion around the Future of Work. 

Over the past two years, American workers have experienced wrenching challenges — historic job losses, major health threats to frontline workers, parents dropping out of the workforce due to childcare issues — and all of these challenges have disproportionately impacted workers of color. This, on top of a persistent opportunity gap that has long excluded Black and brown workers from opportunities to climb the career ladder.

How do we build back our economy and ensure equitable workplaces for the future?

Join Plinio Ayala, Per Scholas CEO and Maurice Jones, President and OneTen CEO, for a fireside conversation discussing strategies that ensure that the future of work includes a foundation of sustainable work, skills development, and career progression opportunities in underrepresented communities.

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This conversation is based on an upcoming PBS documentary series, Future of Work, which explores how the world of work—and the American Dream—is changing. This event will feature clips from the documentary’s accompanying digital series, which examines how the current economic and health crises are impacting long-term employment trends for entry-level and early career workers.

Watch Future of Work, a three part series, airing on WXXI & PBS September 1 at 10pm, September 8 at 10pm , and September 15 at 10pm 




  • WXXI Education

About WXXI Education's American Graduate Work

WXXI has been part of the national American Graduate over a number of phases. During the past several years, WXXI has collaborated with regional partners to advance education and career readiness in the region by building awareness of career pathways to attain “good jobs.” WXXI has produced over 30 local content videos focused in-demand career sectors that require training beyond high school but less than a four-year degree to get started in the field. 

WXXI's American Graduate work emphasizes:

• Thousands of in-demand jobs that go unfilled in our region
• Accessing careers through training, apprenticeship, professional certificates,
associates programs, and on-the-job training
• Sharing inspiring stories of how people found their career pathway
in our region and how individuals can get started pursuing a career and continue to learn
• Connecting to resources to research new career options
• Local hands-on career events, industry tours, career days and job fairs
• Connecting with career counselors at educational sites and one-stop job centers and workforce resources to make connections for students

• WXXI connects schools, libraries, out of school programs, parents, youth and young adults with career exploration resources in the region that are free to all such as: 

Learn More About: WXXI Education | WXXI American Graduate



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