Center for American Progress

: New Strategies for the Education of Working Adults
Past Event

New Strategies for the Education of Working Adults

10:00 - 11:30 AM EST

In his new paper, "Lifelong Learning: New Strategies for the Education of Working Adults," Bosworth proposes innovative changes to federal and state adult education systems to help America better prepare working adults for the 21st Century economy. The panel and participants will discuss:


  • new adult education tax incentives for individuals and firms;
  • a unique workplace approach to literacy;
  • and a revolution in the use of technology for adult basic education.

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Featured Panelists:

Brian Bosworth, founder and President, FutureWorks and Affiliated Scholar, Center for American Progress
Phyllis Eisen, Vice President, Manufacturing Institute and Executive Director Center for Workforce Success, National Association of Manufacturers
Dr. James Jacobs, Associate Director for Community College Operations, Community College Research Center, Director, Center for Workforce Development and Policy, Macomb Community College
Cheryl King, Director, National Commission on Adult Literacy
Thea Lee, Policy Director, AFL-CIO

Moderated by:

Louis Soares, Director, Economic Mobility Program, Center for American Progress