We partnered with the Georgia Economic Developers Association (GEDA) to present a series of free webinars.
These webinars included the following topics:
Successful K-12 Workforce Development Engagement Strategies
April 22, 2021
K-12 students comprise a key part of a community’s workforce pipeline. This webinar will explore success models from across Georgia to engage with your school system to strengthen the workforce development pipeline.
Leveraging YouScience in your Talent Development Strategy
June 24, 2021
YouScience is a virtual tool that helps students identify their aptitudes and interests and how they align with various career opportunities. YouScience is also a powerful tool for engaging parents, building employer partnerships, and connecting students with local and regional opportunities. This webinar will explore success models from across Georgia to leverage YouScience to strengthen the workforce development pipeline.
Data and Strategies for Reaching Unemployed and Underemployed Individuals
August 26, 2021
Following an unprecedented and challenging year, Georgia’s employers are looking for employees with a variety of skills and talent to fill vacancies. One potential strategy to meet the needs of employers is to utilize programs and strategies to recruit, train, and support unemployed or underemployed workers. This webinar will provide labor market data context, explore success models from across Georgia to reach unemployed/underemployed individuals and integrate them into the workforce, and share best practices.
The Workforce of the Future
October 28, 2021
The workforce of the future will be explored, including emerging trends, the changing nature of work and skills, and how COVID-19 will reshape labor markets long-term. The workforce development landscape has been heavily impacted over the last two years and the impacts moving forward are beginning to show. This webinar will explore these trends and how business, workforce development and education can best prepare for the future. Event sponsored by Convergent Nonprofit Solutions.
Good Retention and Expansion Practices During Heightened Prospect Activity
July 25, 2022
Economic development leaders in Georgia are seeing increased prospect activities in their communities. Effective economic development efforts requires balancing attraction, retention, and expansion efforts.
Given the wide variety of communities and business sectors in today’s economy, this webinar will feature best practices for providing value and services to existing industries during heightened activity. Economic development professionals and community leaders will hear from three communities with programs and strategies in place.
Tapping into the Veteran Workforce Pipeline
August 31, 2022
Military veterans and those transitioning out of service have a wealth of skills and knowledge that employers in many sectors value. There are around 700,000 veterans in Georgia, and approximately 200,000 service members across the U.S. leave the military each year. This webinar will prepare business, economic development, and workforce development leaders to better support veteran job seekers and build strong partnerships with organizations that serve transitioning service members. The webinar will spotlight three programs that provide workforce-development assistance to this group.