As co-author of the book, THE JOBS REVOLUTION:CHANGING HOW AMERICA WORKS, Roberts T. Jones brings a very unique perspective on the public policy trends that impact our nations education and training systems. A life long advocate for investing in people, he is widely credited with helping place workforce development at the forefront of the nation’s public policy agenda. Bob is the President of Education & Workforce Policy, LLC, a policy consulting firm whose singular focus is the advancement of education, training, and workforce policy. Bob is also a Co-Director of the Lumina funded Credential Transparency Iniative.
Bob has served as the President and CEO of the National Alliance of Business, the Assistant Secretary of Labor under President Reagan and again under President Bush, senior positions in two major U.S. corporations, and as a Chief of Staff to two US Congressman. Having held senior leadership positions in the legislative, the executive branch, and extensive experience in the private sector, he has been personally engaged in every major piece of education, training, and workforce legislation for the past 40 years. He played a lead role in the landmark research project and report, Workforce 2000: Work and Workers for the 21st Century and was responsible for the Department of Labor's SCANS Commission, which for the first time spelled out the skills necessary for success in the workplace.
Bob serves on the board of the Business Higher Education Forum (BHEF), is a member of the AAC&U National Leadership Council for Liberal Education & America's Promise(LEAP), and is a commissioner on the Accrediting Commission for Community and JuniorColleges, Bob also serves on the board of Centerpoint Education Solutions and the board of the Management and Training Corporation (MTC) He is a member of the advisory committee of the Quality Assurance Commons..
He is an 'emeritus' member of the board of ACT and has completed service on the boards of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), the Western Assocition of Schools and Colleges accredtitaion commission, National Council on Teaching-Americas Future (NCTAF), the National Teacher Hall of Fame (NTHF), and the National Council for Economic Education (NCEE).
Bob was awarded the Presidential Distinguished Executive Award, the highest honor in federal government. Bob is a graduate of the University of Redlands, served four years as an officer in the United States Air Force, and is an ordained elder in the Presbyterian Church.