Gov. Charlie Baker’s Commission on Digital Innovation and Lifelong Learning is working to create a program to increase affordable, employer-aligned educational opportunities for economically marginalized residents.
“It’s about leveling the playing field,” Rosalin Acosta, state secretary of Labor and Workforce Development, said during an interview Thursday at the 2019 LearnLaunch Conference in Hynes Convention Center.
Acosta, along with Secretary of Education Jim Peyser, addressed the next steps for the commission at a panel at the conference on Thursday. Moderated by Commonwealth Corporation President and CEO J.D. LaRock, the discussion focused on the group’s foundational mission, issues in the Massachusetts educational system, and groundwork for long-term changes.