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    March 24th Webinar: Preparing a Workforce in a Skills-Driven Economy

    Date: March 24, 2021, 11:00am – 12:15pm
    $10 members - $15 guests
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    Announcements/Sponsor Spotlight: 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

    Presentation: 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

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    Webinar link will be emailed to you the day before.

    Training Presentation Topic:

    Preparing a Workforce in a Skills-Driven Economy

    About the Topic: 

    In this presentation, we will use data from Strada Education Network on the challenges facing today’s workforce around skills gap and development. Then providing an overview on the current economic impact happening in the local region regarding skills. We will discuss key strategies businesses and human resource professionals can utilize when considering candidates from other industries or occupations and how they can be matched with new occupations.

    Key Take-Aways:

    • Understand the current economic landscape around skills gap and development.
    • Understand key approaches/best practices to matching skills from one occupation to another.

    About the Speaker:

    Dr. Chris Laney 

    Dr. Chris Laney is a Senior Workforce Strategist at Emsi. Chris specializes in workforce and economic development, strategic workforce planning, comprehensive planning, and data analysis. Chris works on projects related to industry sector strategies, labor market demand, and workforce availability, for workforce development boards throughout the U.S. Chris comes to Emsi from CareerSource Suncoast in Florida where he oversaw talent pipeline strategies and legislative priorities including the development of the nation’s largest student exploration conference for high school students. Chris’ research and dissertation focused on WIOA’s influence on economic mobility among disenfranchised young adults.

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