Simpson Forum to Explore “Jobs for the Future”

The job market of the future promises to look much different in the future than it does today.

So where does that leave you?

Find out Feb. 6 at a forum hosted by the Culver Public Policy Center at Simpson College and the Indianola branch of the American Association of University Women.

The “Jobs for the Future” forum will be held from 7-8 p.m. Feb. 6 in Hubbell Hall II, located on the second floor of the Kent Campus Center at Simpson College. The public is invited to the free event.
Experts in career and talent development will discuss market trends and employment opportunities. They include:

*Mary Bontrager, executive vice president for talent development, Greater Des Moines Partnership.

*Hollie Coon, executive director of program development, DMACC Southridge Center.

*Amy Gieseke, dean of Continuing, Graduate & Online Programs, Simpson College.

*Bobbi Sullivan, director of Career Development & Civic Engagement, Simpson College.

Who might benefit from attending?

Almost everyone, including high school and college students, parents, adult learners, guidance and career counselors, business leaders, human resource professionals, economic development professionals and journalists covering jobs and economic issues.

“Today’s college students and adult learners are seeking educational opportunities and skills development that will prepare them for the types of jobs that will be in high demand over the next decade,” remarked Seth Andersen, director of the Culver Public Policy Center at Simpson College. “This forum will explore job market trends against the backdrop of automation, outsourcing, and the gig economy.”