Greg Wilson, University of Georgia to Speak on New Economic and Workforce Development Strategies at 2019 Workforce Development Conference

The 2019 Workforce Development Conference will feature a number of workforce and economic development leaders, including Greg Wilson of the Carl Vinson Institute, University of Georgia.  Mr. Wilson will discuss the critical role workforce development professionals play helping job-seekers find employment and businesses find talent in a tight labor market.

This new paradigm in the workforce development ecosystem requires new approaches, different skills, and deeper partnerships with business and economic development.  Workforce development professionals play a critical role in building partnerships, preparing job seekers, and bridging the gap between business and education.

This session will prepare workforce development professionals to build and lead sector partnership initiatives focused on shared partnerships with key industry, sector, education, and job training programs. Intermediaries such as economic development organizations, chambers of commerce, and trade associations play a critical role in helping represent their members interests. Workforce development professionals will learn how to partner and leverage intermediaries to help serve job seekers and their communities.

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