49 min

S2 E12 | Closing the Opportunity Divide - with Gerald Chertavian An Educated Guest

    • Education

How do you build skills and cause proven, sustained wage gains for young adults in the US? Just ask Gerald Chertavian, founder and CEO of the youth workforce development non-profit, Year Up. 

Tune into this episode of An Educated Guest and join Gerald and host Todd Zipper, Executive Vice President and GM at Wiley, to learn how Year Up is closing the Opportunity Divide, returning $2.46 to society for every $1 invested in the organization, and teaching employers how to implement inclusive, skills-based hiring. 

Key Takeaways:
Year Up’s leadership in operationalizing emergent talent at scale by combining workforce and youth development 
How the organization has caused the largest proven sustained wage gains for young adults in the US 
How Year Up provides high support and high expectations through its multi-modality, three-stage program 
Why social capital and building higher socio-economic connections are critical to talent career success 
Year Up’s virtuous, ecosystem approach of bringing young adults and employers together through skills-based hiring 

Guest Bio
Gerald Chertavian is dedicated to closing the Opportunity Divide that exists in our nation. Determined to make his vision a reality, Gerald combined his entrepreneurial skills and his passion for working with young adults to found Year Up in 2000. 

 Gerald’s commitment to working with young adults spans more than 25 years. In 1999, he sold his technology company, Conduit Communications, and left his career on Wall Street to help low-income, at-risk youth. A year later, in 2000, Year Up was born. 

Gerald holds a B.A. in Economics from Bowdoin College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He’s also a New York Times best-selling author of his book published in 2012 called A Year Up. 

How do you build skills and cause proven, sustained wage gains for young adults in the US? Just ask Gerald Chertavian, founder and CEO of the youth workforce development non-profit, Year Up. 

Tune into this episode of An Educated Guest and join Gerald and host Todd Zipper, Executive Vice President and GM at Wiley, to learn how Year Up is closing the Opportunity Divide, returning $2.46 to society for every $1 invested in the organization, and teaching employers how to implement inclusive, skills-based hiring. 

Key Takeaways:
Year Up’s leadership in operationalizing emergent talent at scale by combining workforce and youth development 
How the organization has caused the largest proven sustained wage gains for young adults in the US 
How Year Up provides high support and high expectations through its multi-modality, three-stage program 
Why social capital and building higher socio-economic connections are critical to talent career success 
Year Up’s virtuous, ecosystem approach of bringing young adults and employers together through skills-based hiring 

Guest Bio
Gerald Chertavian is dedicated to closing the Opportunity Divide that exists in our nation. Determined to make his vision a reality, Gerald combined his entrepreneurial skills and his passion for working with young adults to found Year Up in 2000. 

 Gerald’s commitment to working with young adults spans more than 25 years. In 1999, he sold his technology company, Conduit Communications, and left his career on Wall Street to help low-income, at-risk youth. A year later, in 2000, Year Up was born. 

Gerald holds a B.A. in Economics from Bowdoin College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He’s also a New York Times best-selling author of his book published in 2012 called A Year Up. 

49 min

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