SF Chamber Webinar: Microsoft and Brookings Institution Workforce Skilling Salon

Microsoft-Salon

November 12 | 10 AM | Zoom

Join a dynamic conversation about Workforce Skilling and the challenges preparing San Francisco’s workforce.

Annelies Goger at the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program, will present findings on economic impacts of COVID19 through a case study of the hospitality sector. She will discuss what it means to center equity in local efforts to support displaced hospitality workers as they transition into new jobs, with a specific focus on the San Francisco area.

Allyson Knox, Senior Director of Education Policy at Microsoft, will share how increased access to digital skills can support the local economy, and describe the Microsoft Global Skilling Initiative (GSI), a comprehensive approach to digital skilling. Empowering disadvantaged and unemployed residents to learn how to represent themselves online, network, and connect with recruiters is a critical component of GSI, providing better access to “jobs of the future.”

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This event is a salon-style presentation, panel and conversation focused on Workforce Skilling across the US, presented with a particular focus on San Francisco. It is centered on the recent research on this topic from the Brookings Institution.

Speakers and Panelists:

Elisa Hu

Moderator: Elise Hu, Host-At-Large, NPR

Rodney Fong

Rodney Fong, President and CEO, SF Chamber of Commerce 

Celeste

Celeste Alleyne, Director US Citizenship and Market Development, Microsoft

Allyson

Allyson Knox, Senior Director of Education Policy, Microsoft CELA

William

William Rogers, President and CEO, Goodwill San Francisco, Marin and San Mateo

Tom

Tom Lawry, National Director for AI, Health and Life Sciences, Microsoft

Orlando

Orlando Harris, Executive Director – Career Services & Leadership Development, San Francisco State University

Annelies

Annelies Goger, David M. Rubenstein Fellow Metropolitan Policy Program, The Brookings Institution

 

Agenda:

  • 10:00 am – Welcome Remarks
    • ​NPR, Host-At-Large – Elise Hu, Moderator
    • Microsoft – Celeste Alleyne, Director Citizenship and Market Development
    • San Francisco Chamber of Commerce – Rodney Fond, President and CEO
  • 10:10 am – Brookings Research Presentation – Annelies Goger, Brookings Institution
  • 10:25 am  – Microsoft Skilling Offerings – Allyson Knox, Microsoft CELA
  • 10:45 am – Panel Discussion
  • 11:15 am –  Audience Q&A
  • 11:30 am – Closing