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Brent Parton

Center on Education and Skills at New America
Deputy Director
Brent Parton is the deputy director of the Center on Education and Skills
with the Education Policy program at New America. The Center is dedicated to
building learning-based pathways to economic opportunity that can begin
inside or outside of formal higher education. His work focuses on federal and
state policies to scale those pathways, and ensure their quality and
relevance within an evolving economy. Prior to New America, Parton served as
a senior policy advisor at the U.S. Department of Labor. There he advised
leadership on a range of skills issues including the expansion of
apprenticeship, the design of investments in regional industry-workforce
partnerships, and enhancing federal interagency coordination on skills

Before joining the Department, Parton worked at the National Governors
Association where he led the development of a new portfolio focused on
supporting state strategies to expand high-quality work based learning, and
provided technical assistance to state leaders to align workforce,
post-secondary education, and economic development policy and strategy.
Parton also worked in the education sector of the World Bank, co-authoring a
book on entrepreneurship education and training, and supporting policy
dialogue related to skills and youth employment. Before that he led a
start-up non-profit organization focused on engaging youth in health care
policy, and taught English in Shenzhen, China. Parton has a bachelor’s
degree in history and a master’s degree in international education policy,
both from Vanderbilt University, where he is also an adjunct professor.

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