Tuesday, September 20
12:00 - 4:00 pm
The workforce shortage is a significant bottleneck for economic development. Data from Real Time Talent
suggests that it will be an issue for the foreseeable future.
The EDAMU committee is partnering with University of Minnesota Extension to offer an online symposium focused on this important topic. The format is designed to provide ample opportunities to learn about innovative approaches to addressing the workforce shortage and connect with other professionals at the intersection of workforce and economic development.
Join for all or part of the session!
12:00 - 1:00 pm Opening Session with Drew Pack & Kyle Fee from Cleveland Federal Reserve
1:00 - 1:50 pm Spark Session 1: Expanding the Workforce
1:50 - 2:00 pm
1:00 - 1:10 pm * Talent Recruitment with Ali Bilden Camps, Northforce
- 1:10 - 1:20 pm * Immigrant Employment Connections with Tammy Bierry, Career Solutions
- 1:20 - 1:30 pm * Connecting Youth with Local Employers (Steele County Works) with Brad Meier, Owatonna Chamber of Commerce
- 1:30 - 1:40 pm * Busting Barriers to Workforce Participation with Ling Becker, Ramsey County Workforce Innovation Board
- 1:40 - 1:50 pm * Breakout Q&A in small groups with guest speakers and other participants
2:00 - 2:50 pm
Spark Session 2: Enhancing the Workforce
2:50 - 3:00 pm
2:00 - 2:10 pm * Full Scholarships for Technical Programs with Kierstan Peck, Pine Technical and Community College & Lezlie Sauter, Pine County Economic Development
- 2:10 - 2:20 pm * Automation and Upskilling Case Studioes of Minnesota Firms with Rani Bhattacharya, University of Minnesota Extension
- 2:20 - 2:30 pm * DEED Programs for Workforce Development with Jodie Griesing
- 2:30 - 2:40 pm * Minnesota State Workforce and Economic Development Services and Opportunities for Collaboration with Larry Lunblad
- 2:40 - 2:50 pm * Breakout Q&A in small groups with guest speakers and other participants
3:00 - 4:00 pm
Debrief and discussion: Where might we go from here?
EDAM members: No charge, included with membership
Not able to attend during the live event, but don't want to miss it?
Register to receive access to the recording after the event.