The Future of the Workforce
Sahar Ajabshir, doctoral candidate in Dietetics and Nutrition, participated in this year’s FIU in Washington, D.C. Student Success Fly-In. The three-day program teaches promising students how to become visionaries in the workplace through professional and personal development in career exploration, advocacy, communications and policy issues.
The event included official visits to New America and the American Enterprise Institute for consultations on their current efforts with workforce challenges, a visit with Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta and a discussion hosted by FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg.
It also incorporated training sessions to provide students with non-credit certificates in communications and advocacy. The program ended with a policy “hackathon” competition on solutions for future workforce needs, which will be presented to the FIU administration and the U.S. Department of Labor.