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Film Screening & Lunch: "Solutions to America’s Workforce Crisis"

  • Capitol Visitor Center, SVC-208 (map)

Boxed lunches will be provided at 11:15 a.m. Space is limited. RSVP today.

Results for America, What Works Media Project, WorkingNation and Cummins Inc. cordially invite you to a lunch and film screening of “Solutions to America’s Workforce Crisis,” a short documentary about evidence-based approaches to workforce development.

At the screening, we will hear from U.S. House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx and other bipartisan leaders, who will discuss career and technical education, apprenticeships, and what’s working to help all Americans succeed in the jobs they need to thrive in today’s economy.

After the screening, we will have a brief panel discussion with the filmmakers and workforce leaders featured in the film. We will begin the event with the Capitol Hill premiere of the 5-minute animated short, "Slope of the Curve," about the challenges workers face in an age of automation and globalization.

Featured speakers:

  • The Honorable Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Chair, U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce (confirmed)
  • The Honorable Tim Scott (R-SC), U.S. Senator and author of the LEAP Act (invited)

  • The Honorable Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Vice Ranking Member, U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce (invited)

  • Plinio Ayala, President & CEO, Per Scholas

  • Mikaela Beardsley, Executive Director, What Works Media Project

  • Shannon Brennan, Manufacturing Engineering Tech, Cummins Turbo Technologies

  • Jasmine Kang, Plant Manager, Cummins Turbo Technologies Palmetto Facility

  • Kristi Jacobson, Director and Producer, Catalyst Films

  • Jane Oates, Executive Committee Member, WorkingNation, and former Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, U.S. Department of Labor

  • Melissa Stowasser, Dean, School and Community Initiatives, Trident Technical College