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CCWT hosts and offers a variety of speaking engagements related to improving career outcomes for students! This page is a searchable repository for all of CCWT’s recorded events.

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Classrooms, Coffee Shops and Counterfactuals – David Bills

November 10, 2017

David Bills is Professor of Sociology of Education and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Graduate Programs in the University of Iowa, College of Education. Dr. Bills is an internationally recognized scholar on education and work, labor markets, technological and organizational change, educational demography, and social inequality, and the author of The Sociology of Education and Work (Wiley-Blackwell Press, 2004). In this CCWT Speaker Series event, Dr. Bills presents his research on the processes and consequences of the digital rationalization of the hiring process. Held November 10, 2017, UW-Madison

Reframing Labor – Vanessa Sansonne

February 23, 2018

There is a commonly held belief that positive college student experiences are best facilitated when societal pressures of finances and work are alleviated, but this is often reserved for only the most privileged. What then for students from underrepresented groups? In this presentation, Dr. Vanessa Sansonne shines a light on the significance and impacts of work for Latinx college students. Dr. Sansonne is Assistant Professor of Higher Education at The University of Texas at San Antonio. Held February 23rd, 2018, UW-Madison

Increasing Underemployment and Decreasing Job Control – David Livingstone

April 20, 2018

Highly qualified professional employees are widely regarded as central strategic resources for “knowledge economies”. However, there is mounting evidence that these “knowledge workers” are experiencing both increasing underemployment and decreasing job control, as well as diminishing participation in both further education and job-related informal learning. Prospects for employment and educational reforms to reverse current trends will be assessed. D.W. Livingstone is Canada Research Chair in Lifelong Learning and Work and Professor Emeritus at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto. Held April 20th, 2018, UW-Madison

Is There a Skill Gap for Entry Level IT Positions? – Andrew Weaver

April 6, 2018

Some analysts maintain that inadequate worker skills are holding back industry growth. These claims are often reinforced by commentators who assert that technological changes coupled with insufficient education have resulted in a shortage of (STEM) skills. Dr. Weaver will use a detailed nationally representative skill survey focusing on computer helpdesk technicians to shed light on these claims. Andrew Weaver is an Assistant Professor in the School of Labor and Employment Relations at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research focuses on the impact of institutions on labor market outcomes, with a particular focus on industry skill demands and workforce-related public policy issues. Held April 6th, 2018, UW-Madison