Mentoring matters: The role of mentoring in registered apprenticeship programs for youth
Event cosponsored by the Urban Institute and Opportunity America
November 8, 2021

Noncredit workforce education: Using data to drive innovation
Educators and researchers discuss the implications of the Opportunity America community college survey
September 28, 2021

Today’s students, tomorrow’s workforce: A roadmap for change at CUNY community colleges
Virtual release of Opportunity America report on the City University of New York
September 20, 2021

The indispensable institution: Taking the measure of community college workforce education
Virtual release of the Opportunity America community college survey
September 14, 2021

Kentucky FAME: Fulfilling the promise of apprenticeship
Virtual release of Opportunity America-Brookings report on the Kentucky FAME apprenticeship program
October 19, 2020

Skills wanted: CUNY as engine of economic recovery
Virtual event on New York workforce needs
July 8, 2020

The indispensable institution: Reimagining community college
Virtual launch event for working group report on community college workforce education
June 25, 2020

Workforce Pell Hill briefing
A briefing for congressional staffers
Washington, DC
July 30, 2019

Industry-driven apprenticeship: What works, what’s needed
A panel of experts discuss employer-led earn-and-learn training
Washington, DC
February 20, 2019

Work, skills, community: Restoring opportunity for the working class
Opportunity America-AEI-Brookings Hill briefing for congressional staffers
Washington, DC
February 22, 2019

Cosponsors: American Enterprise Institute and Brookings Institution

Immigrant entrepreneurship roundtables
Opportunity America traveled to three cities to hear from business owners
Chicago, IL, Phoenix, AZ and St. Louis, MO
February – July 2019

Listening tour
Opportunity America-AEI-Brookings working class study group traveled to Michigan & Ohio
Northeast Ohio and Grand Rapids, MI
October 2018

Cosponsors: Talent 2025, Team NEO, The City Club of the Mahoning Valley, the Lorain County Growth Partnership, the Greater Akron Chamber

CTE schools: What standards?
Authorizers discuss performance standards for CTE charter schools
Orlando, FL
October 22, 2018

You can do it: Launching a CTE charter
Panel discussion at the 2018 National Charter Schools Conference
Austin, TX
June 19, 2018

CTE charter school accountability
Peer-to-peer discussion among CTE charter educators
Austin, TX
June 17, 2018

Workforce education: New Jersey as a laboratory for America
Half-day conference bringing together state and national stakeholders
Sewell, NJ
May 1, 2018
Cosponsors: American Enterprise Institute, Advance CTE

Unregistered earn & learn job training
Half-day peer-to-peer roundtable for 20 employers that offer programs
Louisville, KY
March 27, 2018

This way up: New thinking about poverty and economic mobility
Two launch events for OA-edited book on poverty and opportunity
Capitol Hill, American Enterprise Institute
Washingon, DC
January 18, 2018
Cosponsors: American Enterprise Institute and Manhattan Institute

From policy to practice: Engaging employers in CTE
OA-curated plenary panel at the 2017 ACTE CareerTech VISION Conference
Nashville, TN
December 8, 2017

A match made in heaven: CTE charter schools
Panel discussion at the 2017 National Charter Schools Conference
Washington, DC
June 12, 2017

CTE charter roundtable
Peer-to-peer discussion among CTE charter educators
Washington, DC
June 11, 2017

Unregistered work-based learning
Panel discussion at the 2017 Apprenticeship Forward conference
Washington, DC
May 4, 2017

This way up: Economic mobility for poor and middle class Americans
New ideas from policymakers and practitioners, including House Speaker Paul Ryan
Washington, DC
December 14-15, 2016
Cosponsors: American Enterprise Institute, Business Roundtable, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

On-the-job work experience: Overcoming the hurdles
A panel discussion on state policy innovations
ACTE CareerTech VISION conference, Las Vegas
December 3, 2016
Cosponsor: Industry Workforce Needs Coalition

Apprenticeship: Overcoming the obstacles
A roundtable discussion with U.S. employers
Greensboro, NC
October 3-4, 2016

Boost or barrier? Upward mobility in the on-demand economy
A panel discussion with policy analysts and economic researchers
Washington, DC
June 29, 2016
Cosponsor: R Street Institute

Career and technical education: Taking it to the next level
Full-day conference with CTE experts and educators
Hershey, PA
April 8, 2016
Cosponsor: Milton Hershey School

The employer perspective on career education
A briefing for congressional staffers
U.S. Senate, Washington, DC
February 10, 2016
Cosponsors: Senate CTE Caucus, Association for Career and Technical Education, Industry Workforce Needs Coalition

Sharing economy briefing
A panel discussion on labor and employment issues
Washington, DC
February 3, 2016

Employer engagement in career education
A panel discussion at the 2015 ACTE CareerTech VISION conference
New Orleans, LA
November 20, 2015
Cosponsor: Industry Workforce Needs Coalition

Access & excellence: Bridging the divide in higher education
Full-day conference featuring university presidents Mitch Daniels and Michael Crow
Washington, DC
January 15, 2015
Cosponsor: Arizona State University

Congressional hearing on career and technical education
A field hearing on career education
State legislature, Harrisburg, PA
October 24, 2014
Organized in partnership with the Congressional Career and Technical Education Caucus