Joel Simon | Burning Glass Technologies

Joel Simon 

Managing Director of Workforce Strategies

Joel Simon is the Managing Director of Workforce Strategies, focusing on communities, institutions, and workforce development practitioners to gather, utilize, and apply data on skills, jobs, industries and career pathways. He currently serves on the board of community development agency West Side Forward and as Secretary of the board of Inner Voice. He has worked in neighborhoods, cities, metros, and larger regions for more than 25 years.  

Prior to joining Burning Glass, Joel served in a variety of roles at the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) where he oversaw CAEL’s Higher Education, Veterans, and Research/Policy programs and developed strategic partnerships across the nonprofit, corporate, philanthropic, and higher education sectors to support lifelong learning, education, and credentialing.  

He holds a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and a Master of Arts from the University of Chicago

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