Since MAX launched our Membership Association in January 2021, our MAX Board of Directors has been regularly evaluating our programs and services and how they are offered to both our members and network at-large. Given the public service value of the timely insights offered through our webinar series MAX Minutes for workforce partners in general, our MAX Board has decided to offer MAX Minutes to members and non-members alike at no cost, beginning with our webinar on Friday, October 29, 2021. This change has been informed by helpful feedback received during our inaugural year as a Membership Association and our desire to see more of our workforce community benefit from MAX Minutes.
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NEXT MAX MINUTES WITH LOUISE ANDERSON, IEDC
As discussed in a recent report by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC)’s Economic Development Research Partners (EDRP), workforce trends in automation and digitalization were well under way before the covid-19 pandemic and have accelerated quickly in its wake. As the report notes, productivity improvements are affecting the types of jobs available, and the skills needed for them, with a speed not imagined in early 2020.
Says the EDRP: The good news for workers is that these changes also present opportunities. As employment in highly automatable jobs declines, other occupations are growing, creating better-paying jobs that require higher levels of digital, communication and critical thinking skills. Yet there is a gap to bridge between the ongoing displacement of highly automatable jobs – disproportionately held by Black and Latinx workers – and the higher-skill jobs of the future. For workforce developers, the opportunity is to help those who are being displaced by increased automation and digitalization in the workforce, or who are unprepared for it, to transition to better-paying jobs with career paths.
Louise Anderson, Director of the Economic Development Research Partners with IEDC, will join MAX to review the findings of their months-long research into the future of work and inclusion.
Join MAX on Friday, October 29th, 9:00 AM, for a timely and virtual conversation.
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SERVING OUR MEMBERS
While MAX Minutes is now a free webinar series, MAX will seek to grow in serving our members in the days ahead through content-rich professional development and networking opportunities via MAX Academy, MAX Talks, and other venues, as well as via other membership benefits. Not a member of MAX yet? What are you waiting for?