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Feb 15 panel on digital skills

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Amanda Bergson-Shilcock
Fri, Jan 21, 2022 2:55 PM

Hello NCL members,

I wanted to flag a really cool panel that my organization is doing as part
of our annual Skills Summit. Now that our Summit is all-virtual due to
Covid, it's also FREE, and you can register here
https://www.nationalskillssummit.com/register. Hope you can join us!

-Amanda

February 15, 2022
4:00 PM Eastern (1:00 PM Pacific)

Closing the Digital Skill Divide: Digital Equity at Work

The pandemic accelerated 10 years of planned technological change in
workplaces in less than a year. Without a national strategy to help workers
build digital skills throughout their careers, these shifts threaten to
deepen racial inequality and slow economic recovery. The pandemic has
demonstrated the urgency of putting high-quality, connected technology in
more hands. But it also made clear that closing the digital divide requires
public policies that empower all workers to adapt to and harness
technology's constant evolution. Hear from three thought leaders who are
working to close the digital divide, including the digital skill divide, in
communities and industries across the nation.

Speakers:

Opening remarks by Senator Tim Kaine
Donald R. Cravins, Jr., Esq., Executive Vice President & Chief Operating
Officer, National Urban League
Naria K. Santa Lucia, General Manager, Digital Inclusion and US Community
Engagement, Microsoft Philanthropies
Dr. Sekou Siby, President and CEO, ROC United
Moderated by Rachel Unruh, Chief of External Affairs, National Skills
Coalition

--

Amanda Bergson-Shilcock, Senior Fellow

National Skills Coalition
Pronouns: she/her/hers
1250 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 200, Washington DC 20036
215-285-2860 (mobile)

www.nationalskillscoalition.org http://www.nationalskillscoalition.org/

Hello NCL members, I wanted to flag a really cool panel that my organization is doing as part of our annual Skills Summit. Now that our Summit is all-virtual due to Covid, it's also FREE, and you can register here <https://www.nationalskillssummit.com/register>. Hope you can join us! -Amanda *February 15, 2022* 4:00 PM Eastern (1:00 PM Pacific) *Closing the Digital Skill Divide: Digital Equity at Work* The pandemic accelerated 10 years of planned technological change in workplaces in less than a year. Without a national strategy to help workers build digital skills throughout their careers, these shifts threaten to deepen racial inequality and slow economic recovery. The pandemic has demonstrated the urgency of putting high-quality, connected technology in more hands. But it also made clear that closing the digital divide requires public policies that empower all workers to adapt to and harness technology's constant evolution. Hear from three thought leaders who are working to close the digital divide, including the digital skill divide, in communities and industries across the nation. Speakers: Opening remarks by Senator Tim Kaine Donald R. Cravins, Jr., Esq., Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, National Urban League Naria K. Santa Lucia, General Manager, Digital Inclusion and US Community Engagement, Microsoft Philanthropies Dr. Sekou Siby, President and CEO, ROC United Moderated by Rachel Unruh, Chief of External Affairs, National Skills Coalition -- *Amanda Bergson-Shilcock*, Senior Fellow *National Skills Coalition* Pronouns: she/her/hers 1250 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 200, Washington DC 20036 215-285-2860 (mobile) *www.nationalskillscoalition.org* <http://www.nationalskillscoalition.org/>