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Thursday, January 25 • 9:30am - 10:10am
Film Response Panel: The Future of Work—An Evidence-Based Response to Our Workforce Crisis

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Session held in Libby Gardner Concert Hall.

A panel discussion of the film, "Solutions to America's Workforce Crisis," following the world premiere of the film at 9:10am. 

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Plinio Ayala

President and CEO, Per Scholas
Plinio Ayala became President and CEO of Per Scholas in November 2003 after having servedas Vice President of Operations with oversight for the bulk of our programs. Today he leads theorganization in its national expansion, where we provide our tuition-free technology training andprofessional... Read More →
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Mikaela Beardsley

Executive Director, What Works Media Project
Mikaela is an Emmy-winning documentary producer and social entrepreneur who is dedicated to finding innovative ways to deploy storytelling’s power for good. She has worked with filmmakers Martin Scorsese, Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing, Alex Gibney and Wim Wenders, among others, and... Read More →
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Jonathan Silva

Cybersecurity Graduate, Per Scholas
Jonathan Silva graduated from Per Scholas' Cybersecurity course this fall where he earned his Cisco Certified Entry Level Technician (CCENT). After graduation Jonathan was hired as a Desktop Computer Engineer consulting with companies in New York City. Jonathan lives in Manhattan... Read More →
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Mark Thain

Director of Social Innovation, Barclays
Mark Thain is Head of Citizenship programming in the Americas and Director of the Barclays Social Innovation Facility, an internal accelerator for the development of commercial solutions to social and environmental challenges. As a professional management accountant, Thain had extensive... Read More →

Thursday January 25, 2018 9:30am - 10:10am MST
Libby Gardner Hall