November 16, 2020

WACA Panel Event – Overlooked America: Building Jobs and Tech Skills

Featuring experts from 1901 Group, AWS re/Start, AWS Institute, and special guest, former U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez

WACA Panel Event According to the McKinsey Global Institute, by 2030 most of the United States’ economic and employment growth will be generated by 30 percent of the population, living and working in 25 mega regions. However, in the high-growth tech sector, employers cannot find enough urban employees to fill available jobs. The solution – find tech talent in rural communities.

To address the challenges, the World Affairs Councils of Americas and the World Affairs Council of Atlanta will be hosting a panel discussion “Overlooked America: Building Jobs and Tech Skills” with industry experts to discuss how to build jobs in the rural community, match the right skills with the right jobs, and how workers can figure out the next steps in the tech sector employment journey. This virtual event will take place on November 24, 2020, 12:00 p.m. EST.

Joining the conversation will be special guest, former U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez, and industry experts Brendan Walsh, SVP Partner Relations of 1901 Group, Tejas Vashi, Global Leader of AWS re/Start Program, and Laura Dawson, Principle Program Manager of AWS Institute.

Learn more and register for the virtual event here!


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