Brilliant Minds Being Convened by NERETA in June to Discuss US Competitiveness and Job Creation
Many highly regarded experts are convening in Scranton, PA on June 14 and 15 to discuss US competitiveness and how to create more jobs in the country. The event will cover two main topics. Day one (June 14) is about developing a talent pipeline for the tech industry and day two (June 15) is about supporting growth businesses who are the job creators!
"It comes down to being globally competitive," said Colleen LaRose, President and CEO of NERETA. "And global competitiveness in the world today means that you have a workforce that is innovative and nimble. The only way to assure that we have that workforce here in the US is to get local workforce development, economic development and higher education professionals to collaborate in each of their regions on goals and objectives to advance their competitiveness capabilities."
The list of presenters is a veritable who's who of experts in the fields of technology advancement, cluster strategies, and business and entrepreneurship support. Tess Posner from TechHire, Eric Hansen from Economic Transformations Group, Paul Bateson from the Edward Lowe Foundation, Patricia Greene from Babson University, Maria Meyers from Sourcelink, Eric Pages from Entreworks, Greg Leroy from Good Jobs First, just to name a few!
The event is open to everyone, but NERETA is hoping that regions from across the country will embrace this training opportunity for their local administrators and will send teams of four members or more to Scranton in June. The teams, ideally made up of workforce development, economic development and higher ed professionals, will learn how to work together more effectively at the two-day event and will also receive an eight-month course (one webinar per month) after the Job Creation Summit to continue the work of helping them to align their local goals and objectives. The ultimate goal of this initiative is for the US to create more jobs and be more globally competitive.
LaRose continued, "One thing technology is doing that we don't talk about much is that it is leveling the playing field internationally. The US used to have built in advantages, like access to knowledge and networks, but now everyone around the world has access to knowledge and networks via the internet. So now, we need to up our game. We need to think in terms of TEAM USA and how the US as a whole will compete with the rest of the world."
The summit will teach systems thinking, competitive analysis and strategic alignment.
"If we can get local public and educational administrators in regions all across the country to embrace this new way of doing business, the US will again be in the advantage position. Europe is just beginning to recognize the need to do this. So we are already ahead of the game if we can begin implementation strategies this year," LaRose concluded.
For more information, visit the summit website at: http://summit.nereta.org
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