Aspen Institute Seeking Applicants for 2014 Sector Skills Academy

Posted by Andrala Walker - On November 22, 2013 (EST)

Are you interested in applying to the 2014 Sector Skills Academy? If so, join us for this informational webinar to learn more about the Academy and how you can apply to be one of our next Marano Fellows.


Register for the Webinar here:



This webinar, The Sector Skills Academy: Informational Webinar for Potential Applicants, is designed to share information about the 2014 Academy with prospective applicants. We'll talk about the purpose, structure and content of the Academy. Academy alumni will share their experiences in the Academy, including how it enhanced their leadership and sector work. And, there will be opportunities for you to ask questions about the Academy and the application process.


Thursday, December 5th, 2013

2:00-3:00 p.m. Eastern

1:00-2:00 p.m. Central

12:00-1:00 p.m. Mountain

11:00-12:00 a.m. Pacific



The webinar will feature presentations and discussion with four Academy almuni:  

  • Sheknita Davis, Director, Middle GA Regional Commission Department of Workforce Development
  • Evelyn Fernandez-Ketcham, Executive Director of Workforce Development & Training, Eugenio Maria de Hostos Community College - Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development
  • Ron Modesty, Senior Employment Coordinator, Capital IDEA
  • Matt Houghton, Workforce Development Manager, Office of Economic Development, City of Seattle


In addition, Matt Helmer with the Aspen Institute's Workforce Strategies Initiative will also share some information on the structure of the origin and structure of the Academy, as well as the application process.


Where? To register for the webinar, please register here


More about the Sector Skills Academy

The Sector Skills Academy is a year-long fellowship program involving three 3-day workshops, webinars, peer support, and presentations by guest faculty designed to help grow and support leaders in sectoral workforce development field. The Academy is a project of the Aspen Institute's Workforce Strategies Initiative and is funded by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

The Academy is designed for organizational leaders who hold direct responsibility for the development and implementation of sectoral strategies. Former Fellows work in a variety of settings and institutions, including community colleges, non-profit organizations, local WIBs, state government, labor-management partnerships, worker centers and more.


Additional information about the Academy is available at:


Applications for the Academy will open on Monday, December 2nd, 2013.

Questions about the application process or the Academy can be submitted to:



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