our Mission & Vision

The T3 Innovation Network’s mission is to enable the digital transformation of the talent marketplace by promoting data interoperability and harmonization across diverse stakeholders, including: employers; education, training, and credentialing providers; government agencies; and technology partners.
This digital transformation will ensure that (1) all learning counts; (2) skills are used like currency; and (3) learners and workers are empowered with data to pursue education and employment opportunities.
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Mission

The T3 Innovation Network’s mission is to enable the digital transformation of the talent marketplace by promoting data interoperability and harmonization across diverse stakeholders, including: employers; education, training, and credentialing providers; government agencies; and technology partners.

Vision

This digital transformation will ensure that (1) all learning counts; (2) skills are used like currency; and (3) learners and workers are empowered with data to pursue education and employment opportunities.

core values

core values

We Are

High-Impact

We focus on high-impact stakeholder use cases and ensure value-add within the talent marketplace.

We Are

Collaborative

Foster open collaboration

Leverage open technical standards and protocols

Utilize open competency frameworks/ taxonomies/ ontologies

Facilitate open data access in public-private data infrastructure

We Are

Empowering

Empower stakeholders with learning and employment data

Enable individual agency over identity

Promote data management best practices

We Are

Equitable & Inclusive

Advance equitable access to solutions

Promote equity and inclusivity within T3 Network and the broader talent marketplace

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Team

If you have questions about the T3 Network please email workforce@uschamber.com

Jason A. Tyszko

Vice President

Vice President, US Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Jason A. Tyszko is vice president of the Center for Education and Workforce at the U.S.Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Through events, publications, and policy initiatives, the Center for Education and Workforce—in partnership with Chamber members and business leadership seeks to cultivate and develop innovate thinking that spurs action to preserve America’s competitiveness and enhance the career readiness of youth and adult learners.

Tyszko’s prior experience focused on coordinating interagency education, workforce, and economic development initiatives. In 2009, he served as a policy adviser to Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration and as a member of the Executive Committee that directed more than $10 billion in investments to aid in the state’s recovery. While in the Office of the Governor, Tyszko chaired the interagency Job Training Working Group and developed Illinois Pathways, the signature public private STEM education strategy included in the state’s Race to the Top proposal.

In addition, Tyszko was deputy chief of staff and senior policy adviser to the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. There he oversaw the design and launch of the STEM Learning Exchanges, an innovative network of statewide public-private partnerships tasked with coordinating planning and investing to support regional STEM education and workforce programs. He further provided lead staff and policy support to the Illinois Workforce Investment Board.

Tyszko also managed innovative technology projects. This included the build-out of integrated education and workforce statewide longitudinal data systems and the implementation of the Illinois Shared Learning Environment, a transformative learning management system that enables personalized learning through integrated data in a cloud environment.

Tyszko received his Master of Arts from the University of Chicago and his Bachelor of Arts from DePaul University. He is a certified teacher in the state of Illinois. Tyszko resides in Washington, D.C.

Jason A. Tyszko
Vice President

Joshua Westfall

Director

Director, Policy & Programs, Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Joshua Westfall is director of policy and programs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Center for Education and Workforce. Westfall works on the Chamber Foundation's workforce development portfolio supporting efforts to strengthen America’s long-term competitiveness and initiatives to close the skills gap. He oversees the Job Data Exchange—which supports an open data infrastructure to improve employer signaling—and the T3 Innovation Network—which is building an open, public-private data and technology ecosystem for the talent marketplace.

Before joining the Chamber Foundation, Westfall was a government affairs manager at National PTA. There he led the association’s policy efforts on Capitol Hill regarding appropriations, K-12 education, education technology, student data privacy, juvenile justice, school nutrition, and special education.

Earlier in his career, Westfall was a legislative associate at Washington Partners, LLC where he collaborated with a diverse group of organizations spanning the education continuum. His advocacy efforts began in the Ohio General Assembly working on grassroots efforts, which led him to the Canadian Parliament and later to the U.S. Department of Education.

Westfall held leadership positions on the board of directors of the Committee for Education Funding (CEF) and The Ohio State University Alumni Club of Greater Washington, D.C.

He graduated summa cum laude from The Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in political science.

Joshua Westfall
Director

Bob Sheets

JWD Facilitator

Sheets, a research professor at The George Washington University Institute of Public Policy, works on issues related to higher education, workforce development, and credentialing. He has a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Bob Sheets
JWD Facilitator

Phillip Long

LERN Facilitator

Phil leads the LER Pilot Project Community for the T3 Innovation Network. He offers guidance to Learning and Employment record projects on infrastructure, standards, and integration strategies. As founder of RHz Consulting, LLC, Phil he has led teams developing LER models bringing multiple technologies together (DLTs, databases, protocols) toward the goal of enabling individuals to express their knowledge, skills and competencies based on verifiable data. Initially through RHz Consulting and later as a staff member he advised the CIO at ASU and the CTO at EdPlus on educational uses of DLTs.
Phil is a Senior Scholar at Georgetown University’s Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship. Current work has focused on the implications of the global pandemic on the university, their adaptations to it and systemic changes that it may engender. He mentors graduate students & teaches seminars on distributed ledgers & digital credential systems. His research interests extend to learning analytics, emerging technologies and the design of physical learning & creative spaces.
Phil retired from the University of Texas at Austin in 2018, as Assoc. Vice Provost, Clinical Professor, and CiNO. He spent time ‘down under’ as Executive Director, Innovation and Learning Analytics, Director of CEIT, and Professor, of Innovation and Educational Technology reporting to Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) & School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, at the University of Queensland in Australia. Earlier he was Associate Director in the Office of Educational Innovation & Technology, Director, Learning Outreach, MIT iCampus, and Senior Strategist, Academic Computing Enterprise, IS&T at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
A lapsed behavioral ecologist now learning scientist living in Charlottesville, VA, Phil enjoys scotch, working out, travel, and sailing.

Phillip Long
LERN Facilitator

Jim Goodell

DTS Facilitator

Jim Goodell has extensive experience with data standards and learning management initiatives. He leads standards development for the Common Education Data Standards and works with stakeholders from early learning, K12, postsecondary, and workforce organizations. Jim has also been a voice in many education technology standards initiatives and has delivered numerous presentations at national data, interoperability, and advocacy meetings and conferences.

Jim co-authored a paper on integrated systems for student-centered learning and developed a best-practice guide on the teacher-student data link. He has been an invited speaker at numerous conferences on education data standards, educational technology, formative assessment, school improvement, and change management.

Before working at QIP, Jim was executive vice president at the Center for Educational Leadership and Technology. He worked with state education agencies, local education agencies, and other learning organizations on education data projects and was the lead architect for the organization’s school improvement planning and performance management systems.

Jim holds a BS in Management from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Jim is the vice-chair of the IEEE Standards Association Learning Technology Standards Committee and a leader in the IEEE IC Industry Consortium on Learning Engineering. He has held an elementary-level teacher license and served on a local school board. Jim is active in his church and family life with three children.

Jim Goodell
DTS Facilitator

Jeanne Kitchens

OCFC Facilitator

Jeanne Kitchens
OCFC Facilitator

Stuart Sutton

OCFC Facilitator

Stuart Sutton
OCFC Facilitator

Chris Purifoy

Hub Director

Chris Purifoy is the CEO and Chairman of Learning Economy Foundation, and the Co-found of WeLibrary. He is a serial entrepreneur, author, and technology architect. He speaks in global forums about AI, blockchain, and the future of education and work. Over the last decade he has built several startups from the ground up and led tech collaborations and contracts in government, global policy, non-profit, education, and entertainment.

Chris Purifoy
Hub Director