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Dec 6, 2019

In this episode, KiKi interviews Jane Oates, president of WorkingNation.

WorkingNation is a nonprofit campaign founded in 2016 by venture capitalist Art Bilger to expose hard truths about the looming unemployment crisis and bring the country together to create and amplify solutions for a changing economy. 

An educator and policy expert, Jane was appointed by President Barack Obama as Assistant Secretary of the Department of Labor for Employment and Training in June 2009. Jane led the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) in its mission to design and deliver high-quality training and employment programs for our nation’s workers.

Prior to her appointment, Jane served as Executive Director of the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education and Senior Advisor to Governor Jon S. Corzine. For a decade before, Jane served as Senior Policy Advisor to Massachusetts Senator Edward M. Kennedy.

Jane began her career as a teacher in the Boston and Philadelphia public schools and later as a field researcher at Temple University’s Center for Research in Human Development and Education. She received her BA in Education from Boston College and an M.Ed in Reading from Arcadia University.

In this episode, KiKi interviews Jane about the role associations play in facing workforce challenges and some of the great examples of associations collaborating with other institutions to lead the way in overcoming those challenges for their industries. 

Please enjoy this episode of Association Chat discussing the future of work and associations’ role in that future with the president of WorkingNation Jane Oates.