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In the coming decades working adults will need to learn new skills suited to a very different employment landscape. In the bygone era of lifelong job tenure, unions and employers often negotiated training and advancement opportunities for workers, but that system has declined steeply over the past four decades. What sort of education can engage and retrain the low- and middle-skilled workers whose livelihoods are most threatened by technology today?

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Ridge Schuyler

Dean of Community Self-Sufficiency Programs, Piedmont Virginia Community College
Ridge Schuyler graduated from the University of Michigan and the University of Virginia School of Law. Ridge spent 10 years on Capitol Hill serving as Chief of Staff to U.S. Congressman Rick Boucher and Chief Policy Advisor to U.S. Senator Charles S. Robb of Virginia.In 2011, Ridge... Read More →

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Dana Calder

Campus Director, The Iron Yard
Dana is the Campus Director for The Iron Yard Durham. She supports students transitioning into a career as junior software developers after completing the 12 week immersive program. She has worked in educational sales and support which included managing a large territory to drive... Read More →
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Ace Epps

Akron BMe Community Manager, BMe Community
Certified facilitator, entrepreneur, social activist, community builder and artist/ poet. Ace has over 15 years experience working for nonprofit organizations that focus on entrepreneurship and job readiness training for returning citizens. He has started his own business called the... Read More →


Bryan VanGronigen

Scribe, Volunteer

Thursday April 13, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am EDT
Room 206, JSAAHC Jefferson School African American Heritage Center 233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903