The pathway to finding a job isn’t a one-size-fits-all model. This week, adviser to the President, Ivanka Trump, launched a new campaign to spark innovation in the workforce called “Find Something New.”
The initiative, backed by companies like Apple and IBM, shines a light on the multitude of ways students and early career job seekers can enter the workforce.
The White House American Workforce Policy Advisory Board unveiled the campaign alongside business leaders who echoed the demand for skills-based employees.
The Find Something New platform aims to help Americans find job training and virtual learning opportunities. It also has an interactive tool to recommend education routes to match the unique needs of the user.
Public-private partnerships have been a hallmark of economic growth experienced under the Trump Administration.
Before COVID-19, the U.S. saw unemployment at record low numbers. Programs like Find Something New strive to get Americans back to work or help launch them into a new field.
The White House has encouraged companies to focus their hiring on candidates with the right skills and experience to get the job done, rather than checking a box for a college degree.
President Trump has made a ‘pledge to American workers’ and recently signed an executive order on “Modernizing and Reforming the Assessment and Hiring of Federal Job Candidates.”
During the Tuesday event, Ivanka noted, “Ultimately, we need to reform education in this country, and a lot of it starts with how we talk about it.”
With student loan debt surpassing $1.6 trillion in 2019, the conversation on routes to career success outside of higher education comes at a needed time.
The Find Something New initiative, paired with the Trump Administration’s dedication to the American worker, will bring back our workforce stronger than ever.