“At the end of the day, what each American wants is to put food on their table, take care of the children, and have a chance at the American dream.” – Dr. Rose-Margaret Ekeng-Itua
On May 24, 2022 Convergence hosted a virtual discussion featuring cross-sector experts on economic mobility and job training to launch of the Convergence Dialogue on Pathways to Better Jobs. The conversation was moderated by Anita Chandramohan, Director of the Dialogue.
We were joined by Dr. Stephen Goldsmith, Derek Bok Professor of the Practice of Urban Policy and the Director of the Data-Smart Cities Program at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government; Dr. Rose-Margaret Ekeng-Itua, Professor of Engineering, Program Director, Smart Manufacturing Technology Program, Ohlone College, Fremont, California; and Della Adams, Upward Academy Program Manager at Tyson Foods.
The Convergence Dialogue on Pathways to Better Jobs seeks to address why millions of job seekers – low- to moderate-income earners who are currently employed, under-employed, or long-term unemployed – are unable to access and navigate resources, tools, and opportunities to move into new, improved, and stable avenues of employment.