Can the Federal Government Help Grow a Robust Workforce in your Community?

Feb 6, 2013

Federal Economic Development Forum

Engaging the Federal Government on the New Economic Stage
April 14-16, 2013
Washington, DC Metro Area

Register before next Friday, February 15, and save with our Early Registration Rates!

How does the federal government plan to help local economic developers adapt their workforce and industries to meet current and future demands? As the debate over reauthorizing the Workforce Investment Act carries on, Congress has shown that investing in America’s workers is a top legislative priority. Employers want to expand and create new jobs, but need a skilled workforce to fill new positions. Training a workforce that is equipped to meet the demands of competing in an ever-evolving global economy needs to be a focus for all economic development professionals. Attend this year’s Federal Economic Development Forum to learn how to rebuild the skills of the workers of your declining industries and help them become the workers of your emerging, restructuring industries.

Session of Interest:

Workforce Development: If You Train Them, Will They Come?
Sunday, April 14
3:15 - 4:45 pm

In this instance, 'Them' are the workers and future workers in your community and 'They' are the jobs you are working to attract, retain, and expand. Hear from top thought leaders as they discuss the evolving needs of workforce development and what the role of the federal government will be in the future of workforce development amid reauthorization of the Workforce Investment Act and fiscally austere times.

Confirmed Speakers Include:

Peter Cappelli
George W. Taylor Professor of Management
Director - Center for Human Resources
The Wharton School
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Ron Painter
CEO
National Association of Workforce Boards
Washington, DC

Mary Jo Waits
Director, Social, Economic & Workforce Programs Division
National Governor's Association
Center for Best Practices
Washington, DC

Hotel Information

Westin Alexandria
400 Courthouse Square
Alexandria, VA 22314-5700

IEDC room rate: $229/single and double
Group rate cutoff: Wednesday, March 20, 2013

SOURCE: International Economic Development Council

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