Value-Driven Workforce Development
Community colleges can play a major role in local economic development, but to bring maximum value they first need understand the unique situation of their local economy and workforce. Strong partnerships and comprehensive regional information are keys to successful entrepreneurship in this area. This presentation will outline how to analyze local regions and develop partnerships for such value-driven workforce and economic development.
In a time of recent economic hardships, community colleges are strategically positioned to efficiently increase entrepreneurial activity in their communities and play a major role in local economic development. A working knowledge of local industries and occupations are crucial to inform collaborative efforts and planning decisions, with the goal of building a more valuable regional workforce and industry base. This presentation will outline how to analyze local regions and develop partnerships for such value-driven workforce and economic development. It will be supplemented with a PowerPoint and examples demonstrating the use of web-based tools.
Gabriel Rench , Business Solutions Specialist, EMSI, ID
George Boodrookas, Dean of Community and Economic Development, Modesto Junior College, CA