Skillful expands opportunities for job seekers without college degrees
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Skillful expands opportunities for job seekers without college degrees

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On Thursday, April 7 at 12:30 PM, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton will join Markle Foundation CEO and President Zoë Baird, LinkedIn Vice President of Product Management and Co-Founder Allen Blue and Arizona State University representatives as well as job seekers, employers and educators from the greater Phoenix area and Maricopa County to go live with Skillful.

The new skills-based platform is paired with on-the-ground engagement to connect job seekers, employers and educators.

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Photo courtesy Markle Foundation

Skillful will help job seekers identify the specific skills and training, rather than just the degrees needed for available jobs.

Skillful is geared toward middle-skill job seekers, individuals with a high school diploma and some college experience, but not a four-year degree.

At the event, Zoë Baird and Allen Blue will walk attendees through the important tools and resources Skillful provides to Phoenix and Maricopa County residents.

Event attendees will tour the interactive job seeker experience, learn about opportunities with local employers, connect with training programs to develop the skills necessary to obtain those jobs, and engage with on the ground support.

Phoenix is the first city in Arizona to have access to Skillful.

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton
Zoë Baird, CEO and President, Markle Foundation
Allen Blue, VP of Product Management and Co-Founder, LinkedIn
Arizona State University Officials
Phoenix and Maricopa County employers
Phoenix and Maricopa County job seekers
Training and educational providers
Skillful navigators and career advisors

Phoenix Business and Workforce Development Center
302 North 1st Avenue
6th Floor
Phoenix, AZ

Thursday, April 7 at 12:30 PM

Media wishing to attend should RSVP to