Make Education and Training Programs More Tech Savvy and Flexible
Bouncing Back From COVID-19 Using Education and Workforce Dollars

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In the fifth webinar in the Bouncing Back from COVID-19 Using Education and Workforce Dollars series, SREB presenters shared strategies for readying workers to succeed in workplaces that are increasingly technology dependent. They also discussed how education and training programs can leverage technology and flexible formats so they can maintain programs when traditional formats are not practical. 

SREB spotlighted how states can address issues of equity and braid multiple funding sources to support this work, and leaders in states with exemplary initiatives share how they are using these strategies. Katelyn Cutshall, director of economic and community development at Alabama Power Company and Bharani Rajakumar at TRASFRVR Inc. discussed the role of virtual reality technology in the JumpstartAL career training program. Jessica Vallelungo at the Louisiana Department of Education shared the state’s Virtual Workplace Experience II course and its role in career pathways in the state.


Kim Anderson, senior policy researcher, SREB
Ivy Alford, director, state and district partnerships, SREB

Katelyn Cutshall, community development project manager, Alabama Power Company
Bharani Rajakumar, TRANSFRVR Inc.
Jessica Vallelungo, director of quality diplomas, Louisiana Department of Education

About the Bouncing Back From COVID-19 webinar series

Economist predict that it could take states, businesses and communities years to bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic. In this series of six webinars, SREB delved into ways states can get the most out of workforce and education funding to speed economic recovery. 

Recorded on September 24, 2020