Hello Fellow Maintainers!

THERE ARE STILL A FEW SPOTS OPEN for upcoming virtual roundtables from the Maintainers in the Workforce! Each virtual roundtable will shed light on workforce trends and explore different ways that maintenance work is measured and compensated. See more about our incredible line-up of guest speakers below!

All roundtables are free, open to all and will be recorded to share online after each event.


ROUNDTABLE #1: Measuring Maintenance
|| August 27 @ 8amPT/10amCT/11amET ||

Through an alternative set of measurements to quantify the cost of a basic household budget, the ALICE team is able to demonstrate how many households are currently Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed - which happens to be a staggering proportion of people in the United States. Using many of the same data sources and methods, we can also better understand how compensation is distributed among maintenance occupations, in contrast to occupations that are considered “innovative.”

In this virtual roundtable, Andrew Russell (SUNY Polytechnic Institute, The Maintainers) will lead a discussion with Stephanie Hoopes and Dan Treglia (United Way - ALICE) on the relationship between measurement and maintenance.  

ROUNDTABLE #2: Future of Work
|| September 24 @ 10amPT/12pmCT/1pmET ||

In the last few years, both popular and academic outlets have been paying renewed attention to the relationship between technology and work. Often framed through the so-called “future of work,” questions focus on how technological change shapes organizational change and whether new technologies will lead to unemployment and depressed wages.

In this virtual roundtable, Patrick McCray (UC Santa Barbara) and Lee Vinsel (Virginia Tech, The Maintainers) will lead a discussion on ways in which Science and Technology Studies (STS) and related fields can shed new light on these topics.

Sharing your experience and perspective is critical to building a community of practice around Maintainers in the Workforce. We earnestly hope you will join the discussion.

Thank you for your time and consideration.
We look forward to talking to you soon.

On behalf of Maintainers in the Workforce,
Jessica Meyerson

Jessica Meyerson
Research Program Officer | Educopia Institute

Working from Austin, TX | 512-864-4575

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