On October 1, 2013, Public Works Partners participated in the Center4 Roundtable on Technology and Workforce Development. Center4, an initiative of FEGS Health and Human Services Systems, is a collaborative effort to bring together the private, public, and nonprofit sectors to find innovative technology-driven solutions to persistent problems in the human services. Center4 is both a physical space and a movement to convene thinkers and funders to imagine and produce answers. Center4 seeks to put the power of tech innovation into the hands of service providers and to help the tech field to access new customers in the huge human services market.
At the roundtable, leading angel investors, technology entrepreneurs, and innovative nonprofit leaders discussed challenges in the workforce development field and possible technology-enabled fixes. Here are some of the big-picture ideas that emerged from the conversation: