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 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 was awarded the Presidential Distinguished Executive Award by President Reagan.
Bob is a Commissioner on the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges(AACJC), serves on the boards of Centerpoint Education Solutions, and the Quality Assurance Commons..Bob is one of the original co-founders of Credential Engine..
He is an 'emeritus' member of the board of ACT and the board of the Business Higher Education Forum. He has completed service on the boards of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), the Western Assocition of Schools and Colleges accredtitaion commission(WASC), the AAC&U National Leadership Council for Liberal Eduation& Americas Promis(LEAP), the National Council on Teaching-Americas Future (NCTAF), the National Teacher Hall of Fame (NTHF), and the National Council for Economic Education (NCEE).
Bob is a graduate of the University of Redlands, served as an officer in the United States Air Force, and is an ordained elder in the Presbyterian Church.