Our modern labor market has seen many challenges over the last decade, like high rates of growth in new industries, rapid declines in other industries, and low wages compared to cost of living. Chambers often look for ways to support the local business community as they navigate these changes. This webinar will provide an overview of skills-based approaches that chamber can employ to address these labor market challenges. These kinds of approaches can lead to business practices that are more equitable, reduce barriers to high-quality career opportunities, and address the skills gap in local areas.
From the Markle Foundation, Ryan Kelsey, executive director, partnership development, Jacob Vigil, senior manager, employer initiatives and Trevor Pruitt, manager, employer initiatives will introduce their partnership approach and techniques you can use to support your local business community. Corine Waldau, senior director of economic vitality at the Boulder Chamber, will also share how they have used a combination of training, direct employer support and integration with their network to support their business community using the Skillful Talent Series and other skills-based resources.
Click here to register for this webinar. Once you register, you will receive an email from Zoom with instructions on how to join.