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Developing Regional Talent: 2nd Annual Workforce Development and Economic Development Summit

Oct 29, 2007

Please join the Charlotte Regional Partnership and the Competitive Workforce Alliance at the 2nd Annual Regional Workforce/Economic Development Summit: Developing Regional Talent on Tuesday,November 13,2007,at the Charlotte Marriott Executive Park from 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM with a reception to follow from 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM.

This Summit will focus on the benefits of working regionally to educate and train a competitive workforce and how to be part of this training.  An interactive panel discussion and speakers will cover how to identify critical talent shortages,what learning institutions are doing to prepare the workforce in both the hard/technical skills and soft skills employers need and,what employers,elected officials,nonprofits and others can do individually and together to help/complement educational institution's efforts.

The Summit will kick off with a panel discussion moderated by Chris William from "Carolina Business Review."  Speakers for the panel discussion will be Dr. Peter Gorman,superintendent of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System,Dr. Tony Zeiss,president of Central Piedmont Community College,and Dr. Phil Dubois,chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  Dr. Peter Creticos,president and executive director of the Institute for Work and the Economy and senior research associate at Northern Illinois University Outreach,will speak on coordination efforts on a national perspective,and David Hollars,executive director of the Centralina Workforce Development Board,will address what can be done regionally to coordinate economic and workforce development in terms of workforce retention and improvement.

To register for the 2nd Annual Workforce Development and Economic Development Summit please click here.

To view the summary for the 2nd Annual Workforce Development and Economic Development Summit please click here.

To veiw the agenda for the 2nd Annual Workforce Development and Economic Development Summit please click here.

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