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The Covid-19 pandemic has brought about significant and persistent shifts in hiring demand and has accelerated the future of work in ways that none of us could have predicted. Immigrant and refugee communities have been disproportionately affected by job losses, and also make up a larger percentage of essential workers in healthcare and grocery/retail, among other sectors. Community colleges and adult education programs are critical components in building an inclusive and equitable recovery through English language, digital literacy, career pathway, workplace readiness, and academic transition programs.
Career Pathway programs must rapidly adapt to the changing needs of both their learners and the employer hiring demand within their local communities. Educational technology can enable workplace literacy programs to be more flexible for both learners and employers alike, and workforce education partners can make a critical difference in how successful and impactful these programs can be at opening up internal career pathways and talent pipelines. Tadd Wamester from the Voxy EnGen team will explore these issues and also provide insight into how programs have transitioned to blended and virtual IET and career-focused language learning, now and into the future. Learn more about Voxy EnGen's approach and career pathways in healthcare, technology, retail, hospitality, manufacturing and other growth sectors.
Tadd builds bridges to careers for New Americans, while developing diverse talent pipelines for growth sectors through upskilling and incumbent worker training. He has 14 years of experience in immigrant & refugee workforce development & education programs. M.A., Business Education, NYU; B.A., Economics, Northwestern University. Voxy EnGen has partnered with hundreds of programs and employers across the U.S. to support their learners & employees with developing the English skills they need to succeed in their job and achieve career advancement.