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Season 1, Episode 6 - The Skill Shift

Creating Accessible Pathways Between Workers and Open Jobs | Chike Aguh  

Guest Chike Aguh, Fulbright Scholar, educator, business leader, award-winning non-profit CEO, and Biden presidential appointee talks about bridging the gap between open roles and workers who need work, the importance of timeless skills and how employers can start using skills-based hiring.

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Highlights

0:00

Intro

2:02

Tackling the problem of filling open roles with skilled workers in a tight labor market

4:23

The big industries facing future challenges if they don’t build out talent pipelines and where they can begin to fill gaps

7:30

Role of federal, state and local governments in addressing tight labor market challenges and supporting people in finding quality jobs

18:13

Where and how employers can start with skills-based hiring

24:57

Advice on how employers can judge skills applicants bring to the table

30:55

The topics that need to cut across workforce development ecosystem to create more sustainable supply chain for talent acquisition

38:02

The importance of timeless skills for businesses 

38:47

What gives Chike hope when looking ahead

Episode Description

During this episode of The Skill Shift catch up with guest Chike Aguh, Fulbright Scholar, educator, business leader, award-winning non-profit CEO, and Biden presidential appointee.  

You can look forward to an engaging conversation connecting the dots between open roles and communities where workers need work, the importance of timeless skills for businesses and how employers can start using skills-based hiring.   

One takeaway from Chike that can be applied to many situations: sometimes the right thing and the smart thing are the same thing. 

Speakers

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Chike Aguh

Senior Advisor, The Project on Workforce, Harvard University Read Chike Aguh's bio
Malika Asthana

Malika Asthana

Senior Manager, strategy and public affairs Read Malika Asthana's bio
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