More than 150 guests and friends of Literacy Action convened on April 24 for a panel discussion about Georgia’s commitment to a literate, educated adult workforce at The Commerce Club.  More photos on Facebook!
 
Close to 24 million U.S. adults in the current workforce population lack the basic literacy and numeracy skills to enter middle-skill training and obtain higher paying jobs. In Georgia, over 1.3 million adults over 25 do not have a high school diploma. Advancing literacy leads to higher employment rates, lowering incarceration, higher post-secondary enrollment, reduced healthcare costs, and increased economic mobility. Of Georgia’s adults living with low literacy, 58 percent are employed in construction, manufacturing, restaurant and retail industries. As these jobs continue to be replaced by robotics and automation, fewer positions will be available to adults with low literacy who will struggle to develop new, marketable skills.

Special Guests

A special thank you to Tracie Kambies, Deloitte Principal and Literacy Action’s newest Board Member, for providing our guests with a comprehensive data presentation of workforce and literacy correlation in Metro Atlanta.

Keynote Speakers

Speakers included: Keith Parker, CEO at Goodwill of North Georgia, Wendy Stewart, Atlanta Market President & Co-Head Southeast Region at Bank of America, and Carol Waddy, Senior Leader of Corporate Affairs & Philanthropy at Chick-fil-A.

2019 Sponsorship Options & Tickets

For more information on how to sponsor our 2019 Annual Breakfast, contact: jbooth@literacyaction.org.