Santa Fe, New Mexico – August 9, 2016 – Taylor Wilson has joined Innovate+Educate to take on the newly created role of Employment Tech Strategist. Wilson adds to the A-team being built by founder Jamai Blivin and Chief Technology Officer Stephen Yadzinski as the national nonprofit focuses on creating new employment pathways across the U.S. The Innovate+Educate Employment Tech Division develops enabling technologies that support demand-driven solutions creating economic opportunity and success for all.

Previously serving as Head of Customer Success for Job Market Maker, Wilson brings deep experience in the employment technologies start up space.

Wilson’s intimate involvement with building employment technologies from the ground up has afforded him a wealth of experience in developing seed stage startup companies, analyzing market trends, and innovating business plans and product development strategies.

 “As we continue pushing the 'outside on the envelope' developing enabling employment technologies, Taylor's ability to match tech solutions to market needs is a critical addition to our team. We're not only interested in creating the most innovative solutions supporting underserved job seekers, adult learners, community colleges, employers and others--but we must pair these solutions with sustaining business models. As a non-profit building tech, we've had terrific success accelerating critical, never before seen tech tools. Taylor is joining our team at a critical time to help us perfect those technologies, and ensure our innovation investments are sustained and used at scale." – Stephen Yadzinski, Chief Technology Officer, Innovate+Educate

Wilson was born in the United Kingdom, holds dual citizenship between the EU and the US, and currently lives in Charleston, SC. Wilson has traveled extensively, allowing him to study macro- and micro-economic impact of global industrialization as well as the influence disruptive technologies can have on economic development and emerging markets. 

"As the employment tech space continues to rapidly transform how employers and candidates interact with labor markets, I’m excited to join a team that is so uniquely positioned to implement innovate solutions at scale. I look forward to helping the I+E Employment Tech Division realize their goal of helping connect the American workforce with meaningful employment opportunities while empowering employers to identify and train the talent they need."  – Taylor Wilson, Employment Tech Strategist, Innovate+Educate

About Innovate+Educate

Innovate+Educate is a national leader in developing strategies and implementing solutions to address the skills gap. The mission of Innovate+Educate is to create new pathways to employment with a focus on the shift to a competency based, employer-led framework. Key to the shift and the work of Innovate+Educate is the development and use of technology solutions that advance competency based education, training and hiring. http://innovate-educate.org

About the Innovate+Educate Employment Tech Division

The Innovate+Educate employment tech division's mission is to use innovative technology, sophisticated data analysis and human centered design to disrupt current hiring paradigms, forging new paths to employment and opening opportunities for millions of unemployed and underserved Americans.

We are a multi-disciplinary team of product designers, interaction designers, visual designers, researchers, data scientists, content strategists and web developers who collaborate closely with each other and with I+E leadership, project directors, consultants, organizational psychologists and staff create innovative, usable, great-looking communication products that support our work and that people love.

Innovate+Educate, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Contact: Stephen Yadzinski - steve@innovate-educate.org - (505) 699-7184