Designing Career Navigation Systems for an Equitable Future

Pathways to economic opportunity are broken in the United States, disproportionately affecting Black, Latinx, and Indigenous individuals and those from low-income backgrounds. This session will explore the necessary steps for employers, policymakers, educators, and other practitioners to redesign career navigation systems. We’ll draw insights from the research paper “Unlocking Economic Prosperity: Career Navigation in a Time of Rapid Change,” published by the Harvard Project on Workforce and the National Fund for Workforce Solutions. We’ll discuss how our flawed career navigation systems fuel economic disparities and identify actionable strategies to reshape these systems, fostering more avenues for upward mobility.