IEDC’s Workforce Development Training Course
International Economic Development Council
Workforce Development Training Course
Date: January 22-23, 2009
Location: Tempe, AZ
- Are your economic development strategies aligned to meet the challenges of a changing workforce?
- Do you need more knowledge to effectively communicate with workforce developers?
- Do you know what to say and how to say it when presenting your workforce data to a prospect?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you can't afford to miss this course!
Communities will soon face a shortage of skilled workers as baby boomers retire and workforce demographics change. The Workforce Development for Economic Developers course will show you what you can do to prepare.
Traditionally, economic developers have not found it necessary to integrate with the workforce delivery system to have a successful economic development program. Not anymore. And, certainly not in the future as communities face a workforce shortage.
Now, a workforce delivery system that supports local and emerging businesses is an essential component to an economic development program.
Who should attend?
- Economic development practitioners
- Chamber of Commerce representatives
- Certified Economic Developers (CEcD)
- Local elected officials
- State economic development association representatives
This course will help you...
- Understand the how the changing workforce will affect economic development strategies.
- Make connections and remove barriers with workforce developers.
- Learn what economic developers need to know most about the Workforce Investment Act and the activities of Workforce Investment Boards.
- Learn how to integrate workforce development into your existing economic development programs.
- Explore new alliances and new organizational models that are forming to support workforce and economic development collaboration.
- Learn what communities are doing through the Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development (WIRED) program and what this could mean for your community.
- Identify funding sources to support your workforce and economic development initiatives.
Posted November 21, 2008