W3-C The Next Generation of Skilled, Diverse Talent: Growing Your Own versus Competing in a Shallow Talent Pool
About Peggy Walton
Peggy Walton is Senior Director of Workforce Readiness at Corporate Voices for Working Families where she leads research identifying scalable, business-led Earn and Learn talent development models that support entry-level young adults’ attainment of postsecondary credentials with labor market value. She manages the Learn and Earn Business Leadership Team and contributes thought leadership to research and documentation of promising practices in postsecondary completion. Ms. Walton has published and presented widely on leading employer practices in talent development.
Prior to joining CVWF, Ms. Walton was Director of the National Center for the American Workforce at the National Association of Manufactures. Under her leadership, the Center advanced public and private investments and strategies to ensure an educated and prepared 21st century manufacturing workforce. She led the Center’s efforts to build and deploy partnerships and initiatives to expand the talent pool for manufacturers, managing a national grassroots economic and workforce development initiative to recruit young talent to advanced manufacturing.
She is a graduate of Mercer University with a B.A. in Psychology, with graduate work in Family Systems Therapy, at Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, Georgia.