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36 million Americans have low skills in reading, math, and problem solving in technology rich environments. Upskilling is needed but the education and workforce training options available to adults are unequal. Innovators Lecester Johnson (Academy of Hope), Ilse Pollet, and Carrie Tupa (Texas Workforce Commission), will share how they are changing that paradigm. More About the Session: Lecester Johnson (CEO, Academy of Hope) Ilse Pollet (Executive Director, The Alliance for Language Learners’ Integration, Education, and Success (ALLIES)) Carrie Tupa (Strategic Planning & Accountability Coordinator, Texas Workforce Commission) 36 million Americans have low skills in reading, math, and problem solving in technology rich environments. The costs of these low skills to our nation’s productivity and to our nation’s political and social fabric are immense. People need to upskill, but the education and workforce development training options available to low-skill adults are often separate from and unequal to options for other adults. Learn from innovators from across the country who are changing that paradigm.

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