Pulse Podcast Pulse Podcast Unlock the potential hidden within your workforce as Blair Corcoran de Castillo from Opportunity at Work joins us to discuss the transformative STARS program. Skilled Through Alternative Routes is not just an initiative; it’s a revolution in recognizing the value and capability of the over 70 million American workers who lack a bachelor’s degree yet are equipped with diverse and robust skill sets.

In this episode, we shed light on the challenges that state governments face in recruitment and workforce development, diving into the myriad of talents brought to the table by veterans, self-taught individuals, and those with on-the-job training. We also tackle the outdated barriers to employment, revealing how skills-based hiring can enhance competitiveness and drive economic mobility across our great nation.

Season 5, Episode 2

View the transcript of this episode here.

Want more resources on this topic? Check out the links below:

Opportunity@Work’s STARs Insights
Reach for the STARs: Realizing the Potential of America’s Hidden Talent Pool
Navigate with the STARs: Equitable Pathways to Mobility
Rise with the STARs: Building a Stronger Labor Market for STARs, employers and communities
STARs Public Sector Hub

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