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Online Event: Preparing the Workforce for 2030: A Pillar of Trade Leadership

October 2, 2020 • 12:00 – 1:00 pm EDT

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America’s greatest asset is its people: innovators and entrepreneurs, builders and farmers, teachers and public servants, frontline workers and first responders, and countless others. However, the capacity of the U.S. workforce cannot be taken for granted. The American workforce faces urgent challenges that, if left unaddressed, will erode U.S. global leadership.

The CSIS Trade Commission on Affirming American leadership will release its report on how to prepare the U.S. workforce for the global economy of 2030. The commission recommends nine elements of a new approach to workforce development in the United States. Together, these recommendations would make the workforce more agile, adaptable, and competitive and put the United States in a position to pursue an ambitious trade agenda.

Featured Speakers:

Dr. Byron Auguste, CEO & Co-Founder, Opportunity@Work

Ms. Gerri Fiala, Of Counsel to Capitol Hill Partners, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Employment and Training Administration for the U.S. Department of Labor (2009-2017)

Mr. W. James McNerney, Jr, Senior Advisor with Clayton, Dubilier & Rice,(2016-), former Chairman and CEO of The Boeing Company, (2005-2015); former Chairman and CEO, 3M (2000-2005) and  former Chairman of the President’s Export Council (2010 -2014).

CSIS Moderator:
William A. Reinsch
Senior Adviser and Scholl Chair in International Business

This event was made possible through the generous support of the CSIS Strategic Initiatives Fund, as well as individual contributions from Frederick W. Smith, Gary J. Baumgartner, and W. James McNerney.