AIF Partners

Underwriters of the 2016 Aspen Ideas Festival represent some of the foremost organizations in the U.S. and around the world. We are proud to present their ideas, their executives, and their important work in the following pages.

Equipping people with the skills they need for employment is a global challenge. It’s vital for economic success, and it transforms the lives of families. Across the world, 290 million young people are out of work. At the same time, almost 40% of employers tell us they can’t fill their vacancies.

​That’s why at Pearson, our mission is to help people make progress in their lives through learning. We serve learners, teachers, and employers worldwide; we work at every point of the learning journey, from preschool to the workplace. And because we know that for most of our learners, education and training are a means to an end—a job that supports them and their family—employability is the ultimate purpose of what we do.