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UNLV: Former Democratic U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and former Republican Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John Boehner are joining forces to elevate bipartisan policy solutions that can break through partisan gridlock, forge pathways to the middle class and help deliver a sustainable 21st Century workforce across the United States. The two leaders will headline a forum in Las Vegas focused on a constructive bipartisan dialogue and policy proposals to address the economic, education and demographic divides which threaten to further deteriorate America’s middle class.
Co-chaired by Senator Reid and Speaker Boehner, the MGM Resorts Public Policy Institute at UNLV will hold a Symposium, Investing in America: The Future of Work, April 23 at Las Vegas’s iconic Bellagio Hotel. Bringing together leaders from across the public, private and education sectors, the symposium will address ways to provide workers with the skills needed to adapt in today’s job market and prepare them for the jobs of the future.
Chuck Todd, Moderator of Meet the Press on NBC and host of Meet the Press Daily on MSNBC, will serve as Master of Ceremonies. The event will feature a live, joint interview moderated by Todd with Senator Reid and Speaker Boehner on their personal pathways to work and leadership. Panel discussions will explore the roles and responsibilities of the education system and companies to support continuous learning, and spotlight promising efforts aimed at broadening access to the labor market. The symposium keynote speaker is Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Visit the Institute website at unlv.edu/mgmppi for an event agenda and list of panelists and speakers.
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Official Description: As the nature of work rapidly changes, many Americans fear being left behind. The first Symposium of the MGM Resorts Public Policy Institute at UNLV convenes expert stakeholders from across the public, private, and education sectors who are invested in and dedicated to understanding, preparing for, and shaping the evolving future of work. The Symposium addresses fundamental questions to clarify the challenges ahead and advance pathways to actionable, bipartisan solutions.
Master of Ceremonies: Chuck Todd, Moderator of Meet the Press on NBC and host of Meet the Press Daily on MSNBC
Leaders from the public, private, & education sectors are coming together at the inaugural symposium from @MGMResortsIntl & @UNLVUrbanAffrs to elevate forward-looking solutions that empower the workforce of the future. #MGMPPISymposium #InvestingInAmerica https://t.co/ueltKvUTR9
— UNLV (@unlv) April 16, 2019
At #MGMPPISymposium, our Head of Workforce Effectiveness, @musafirbala, moderates a panel on building an adaptive workforce and how to empower workers with the skills they need to be successful now and in the future. #InvestingInAmerica #TCSEmpowers pic.twitter.com/JEPcOYaONJ
— Tata Consultancy Services – North America (@tcs_na) April 23, 2019
@UNLV_President @unlv at the @MGMResortsIntl Public Policy Institute Investing in America – the Future of a Work “our mission is to work with the business community to find real solutions to real problems in the workforce”. pic.twitter.com/NtkUvwGs3m
— Sallie Doebler (@sddoebler) April 23, 2019
Employer practices matter a lot. What’s holding us back isn’t just legislation. The biggest barrier to hiring is screening out those without a bachelor’s degree. We need to look more at skills when hiring. #MGMPPISymposium #InvestingInAmerica pic.twitter.com/q30oEU3kWQ
— Opportunity@Work (@OpptyatWork) April 23, 2019