It Started at Horizons

Webinar Series

Episode 2: Career Navigation in a Changing Economy


About this episode

Career navigation has always been a lifelong process. But now, with the labor market in flux due to the COVID-19 crisis, it’s more important than ever for people to be able to identify and assess employment and training options in order to make informed decisions about which pathways to choose.

As they follow career trajectories defined by variety and near-constant change, learners and workers will weave in and out of education and work throughout their lives. Navigating that path requires skills, resources, and support networks, as well as comprehensive, integrated career guidance systems.

Join JFF’s Clare Bertrand, director of Best Bet Services, and Stephen Yadzinski, acting general manager of JFFLabs, as they connect with Chris Motley, founder and CEO of Mentor Spaces, and Nitzan Pelman, CEO of Climb Hire, for an engaging conversation about career navigation across the education-to-work ecosystem, from K-12 to college and the workforce.

About the series

Building on the Horizons experience, we've launched a free monthly webinar series called “It Started at Horizons.” For each episode, we’ll be inviting diverse leaders in education and workforce development to join JFF experts for conversations about topics such as the future of work and learning, the challenge of responding to the COVID-19 crisis, and the need to increase racial equity and improve access to economic opportunity.

Previous Episodes

Episode 1: "Advancing Equity in Postsecondary Education: How California Community Colleges Are Leading the Way"

Our series kicks off with a “fireside chat” featuring California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley and Executive Vice Chancellor Marty Alvarado. In our first episode, Chancellor Oakley and Vice Chancellor Alvarado discuss how they are meeting this unprecedented moment of historically high-unemployment, racial injustice, and economic fallout from COVID-19 with a bold plan to close racial equity gaps, improve outcomes, and foster systemic change in the nation’s largest community college system.

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