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Elizabeth Goettl to Serve on American Workforce Policy Advisory Board
Elizabeth Goettl to Serve on American Workforce Policy Advisory Board
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Cristo Rey Network President and CEO, Elizabeth Goettl, has been selected to serve on the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board.

February 14, 2019 (Chicago) - Cristo Rey Network President and CEO, Elizabeth Goettl, has been selected to serve on the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board. This 25-member Board, organized by the U.S. Department of Commerce, will guide the development of a strategy to ensure that America's students and workers have access to affordable, relevant, and innovative education and job training.

"As the largest national network of college preparatory high schools exclusively serving students from low-income families and integrating workforce development throughout all four years, the Cristo Rey Network is pleased to participate in this national conversation about workforce development and work-based learning opportunities," said Elizabeth Goettl.

Members of the Board include:

Jay Box, President, Kentucky Community and Technical College System
Walter Bumphus, President & CEO, American Association of Community Colleges
Jim Clark, President & CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Tim Cook, CEO, Apple
Tom Donohue, CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Juanita Duggan, President & CEO, National Federation for Independent Business
Elizabeth Goettl, President & CEO, Cristo Rey Network
Marillyn Hewson, Chairman, President, & CEO, Lockheed Martin
Eric Holcomb, Governor, Indiana
Barbara Humpton, CEO, Siemens USA
Al Kelly, CEO, Visa
Vi Lyles, Mayor, Charlotte, North Carolina
Bill McDermott, CEO, SAP America
Sean McGarvey, President, North America's Building and Trades Unions
Doug McMillon, President & CEO, Walmart
Craig Menear, Chairman, President, & CEO, Home Depot
Michael Piwowar, Executive Director, Milken Institute
Scott Pulsipher, President, Western Governors University
Kim Reynolds, Governor, Iowa
Ginni Rometty, Chairman, President, & CEO, IBM
Scott Sanders, Executive Director, National Association of State Workforce Agencies
Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., President & CEO, Society for Human Resource Management
Jay Timmons, President & CEO, National Association of Manufacturers
Sheree Utash, President, WSU Tech
Marianne Wanamaker, Professor, University of Tennessee

The Advisory Board will assist in:

  • Developing a national campaign promoting multiple education and training pathways that lead to family sustaining careers;
  • Recommending a specific course of action for improving labor market data to better match American workers and students with the skills and competencies employers demand;
  • Identifying strategies to improve private sector investments in American students and workers to establish a culture of lifelong learning; and
  • Increasing transparency and outcomes of education and job training programs, as well as enhancing skills-based hiring to better identify the needs companies seek in job applicants.

The full announcement can be found on the U.S. Department of Commerce website.