Until April, 2020, Monika Aring was a Senior Policy Advisor for FHI 360 and the Fab Foundation, founded at MIT. In partnership with the National Governors Association and MIT’s Fab Foundation, she co-leads an initiative on helping the 50 U.S. states reimagine their workforce policies in the face of accelerating technology disruptions requiring 21st century policies. She has 35 years’ experience, conducting research, analyzing and implementing policies, strategies and programs needed for developing higher skills and better jobs in 50 countries throughout Asia, Central Asia, Africa, Latin America, Europe, and the U.S. She has designed and led multi-stakeholder forums for the IDB and USAID, engaging cross sectoral leaders in the design of their country’s workforce development and youth employment systems. She has worked extensively with multinational corporations as well as small businesses and associations to analyze learning at work and develop strategic partnerships for skill development. A guest of Germany’s Bundestag, she has extensive experience in dual system apprenticeship models in German speaking countries and how they can function in the U.S. Monika has worked with the ILO, African Union, World Bank, InterAmerican Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, UN, SIDA, U.S. Departments of Education and Labor, and the workforce boards of U.S. states. She has directed workforce development programs at EDC and RTI International. Monika graduated Magna Cum Laude from Brooklyn College and has a master’s degree from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. She has participated in leadership development programs at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, Harvard Business School and Landmark Education. A native German, she speaks German, English, Spanish, French, and bad Russian.