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Lessons Earned Podcast

Season 1: Episode 6

Van Ton-Quinlivan

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What can employers do to prepare today’s workers for the jobs of tomorrow? Van Ton-Quinlivan, CEO of Futuro Health and a former leader in the California Community College system, talks about how employers, labor unions, and educators can work together to help workers learn what they need to get better jobs. Education is not a one-time inoculation to prepare people for a lifetime of work, she says. Frequent booster shots are needed throughout our careers.

About Van Ton-Quinlivan

Van Ton-Quinlivan is a nationally recognized leader in workforce development who has been quoted in The New York Times, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Stanford Social Innovation Review, U.S. News & World Report, and other publications. Her career spans the public, private, and non-profit sectors. She is currently CEO of Futuro Health, a nonprofit established to address the nation’s allied health workforce shortage, starting in California. She previously served as Executive Vice Chancellor for the California Community Colleges, the nation’s largest system of higher education.

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