The president of South Central College has been appointed to the external advisory board for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Task Force on Work of the Future. MIT officials launched the program to understand and shape the evolution of jobs during what they say is an age of innovation.

South Central College President Dr. Annette Parker.

Dr. Annette Parker says. “It is an honor to be among this tremendous group of leaders who will provide guidance on this important and innovative initiative established by MIT.”

The board includes a select group of leaders from industry, academia, labor, government, foundations, and other organizations and in his invitation to Dr. Parker to join MIT President L. Rafael pointed to her, “Deep engagement and informed perspective on this topic.”

Recognized as an expert in workforce development and career and technical education, Dr. Parker receives requests often to serve on boards for national and international organizations and initiatives. “In addition to playing a role in the advancement of workforce development and career and technical education in the U.S., these opportunities also broaden my perspective, which helps inform my decisions at South Central College and strengthen my contributions to Minnesota State efforts in these areas,” said Dr. Parker.

Dr. Reif became familiar with Dr. Parker’s expertise when they worked together on the national Advanced Manufacturing Partnership 2.0 study.