Kathy Mannes is a vice president at JFF. She leads work dedicated to helping low-income, low-skilled adults gain the education and skills needed for productive jobs and careers. She is a national expert in workforce development and public-private partnerships that produce labor and talent solutions. She helped start the Center for Apprenticeship and Work-Based Learning at JFF. Her previous work includes UpSkill America, Skills for America’s Future at the Aspen Institute, launching the Center for Workforce and Industry Partnerships at the U.S. Department of Labor, and as senior vice president for Workforce and Economic Development at the American Association of Community Colleges.