“Workforce Readiness Barometer”: The Conference Board and the Hewlett Foundation host 21st century skills assessment event in NYC

On February 29, 2012, The Conference Board and the Hewlett Foundation hosted a meeting dedicated to discussing the development of a “Workforce Readiness Barometer”.  The attendee list (bios)included representatives from Boeing and IBM, and the dinner presentation on workforce readiness was given by Gad Levanon, director of macroeconomic research at The Conference Board.

The following presenters were featured (see Agenda):

  • CCR founder Charles Fadel – also senior fellow, human capital at The Conference Board – presented first the next morning (see his presentation on the CCR Slideshare site).
  • Dr Merrilea Mayo, founder, Mayo Enterprises, presented on the ground-breaking skills assessments work she is doing under a grant from the Kellog Foundation.
  • Leslie Beller, Chicago Public Schools, presented on the incorporation of Skills and their assessments in the public school system in Chicago.
  • Mary Wright, Associate Director at The Conference Board, presented a proposal for a Workforce Readiness Barometer.

Bernie Trilling and Charles Fadel, co-authors of best-seller “21st Century Skills“, will be producing a report which will be posted here (watch for this link to become active).