First in Future: Institute for Emerging Issues Policy and Programs Manager Alicia James
Summary: At IEI, we’re getting ready for our next Emerging Issues Forum, ReCONNECT to Economic Opportunity, coming up on October 15 in Charlotte. It’s going to be a day focused on the people at the core of our economy—adult workers. Once they begin their working careers, we tend to turn our attention away. But many of those workers are struggling to advance. On October 15, we’ll talk with people who have good ideas for helping them move up.
This week on First in Future, our guest is our very own Policy and Programs Manager Alicia James. As the lead planner for the forum, she’s been thinking about this issue for the past year. She tells us about why it’s important to our state’s future, what Charlotte and other communities are doing to help, and what you’ll learn if you register to attend the forum in October.
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