Discover E's Persist Series - Diversifying Workforce Development: Opening Doors For Young Professionals

Oct 13, 2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM


In this episode of the Persist Series, we’ll take a look at how institutions from higher education to corporate businesses can offer the support young professionals need to find a sense of belonging and succeed in the long term.

How can we ensure that earning a degree actually helps to open doors and create opportunities that change lives? What systems or structures can be put in place to advance young professionals who have been marginalized or had limited access to pursuing a degree or training program? How can higher education, workforce development initiatives, and institutions work together toward transformative change that can help young professionals thrive?

We'll dig into all these questions and more. Join us!

Featured Speaker: Maria Reyes (Phoenix College)

With over 25 years of experience in higher education ranging from student and academic affairs to institutional development, Maria is currently the Dean of Industry and Public Service at Phoenix College. In addition to overseeing a $2.4 million project to increase STEM student retention at Hispanic-serving institutions, Maria also works with middle and high school students to increase the number of Latinas pursuing engineering.

Host: Andronica Klaas

Q&A Moderator: Vanessa Raponi

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