Innovating Georgia’s Workforce Pipeline Conference - Metro Atlanta

Innovating Georgia's Workforce Pipeline Conference - Metro Atlanta


Thursday, September 26, 2019
8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
UGA Gwinnett Campus
2530 Sever Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30043

$50 registration per person
Continental breakfast and lunch are included.

Register online now.

  • As an important part of Georgia’s workforce pipeline, we invite you to join us for a one-day conference where we will explore ways to innovate Georgia’s approach to talent development.

  • The Innovating Georgia’s Workforce Pipeline Conference will bring together partners in workforce development, education, business and economic development to learn about promising practices and emerging ideas to build our state’s talent pipeline.

  • Come explore strategies for supporting youth as they transition from education to career. You will hear from national and state innovators, gain additional insights and resources and network with new partners.

Conference description

  • The day will begin with registration and networking.

  • A brief opening session will set the stage, sharing workforce data to help guide conversations throughout the day.

  • Participants will then choose between two breakout sessions.

  • A workforce development session will feature a series of short tabletop presentations by experts from various partners involved in workforce development. Participants will visit tables to learn about strategies for connecting with workforce development partners.

  • Following lunch and the keynote address, participants can choose from two new breakout sessions.

Topics covered

Breakout session topics for the day include:

  • Experiential learning is a proven strategy for connecting young adults to the workplace. This session will feature research and strategies on how to create and replicate high quality experiential learning opportunities for high school students.

  • YouScience, a free career development tool that the State of Georgia offers to all school districts in the state. Learn how to use this tool, which combines interest with aptitude, as a resource in your community’s talent pipeline.

  • Opportunity Youth seeks to engage young adults who are disconnected from the resources and programs that help them to transition from high school to career success. In Georgia, 15.5% of youth who are ages 16-24 are disengaged from school and the labor market and are not enrolled in school, working or seeking work. Learn more about how to invest in youth in your community.

  • Learn more about how successful partnerships among educators, business leaders, economic developers and workforce development professionals can help close the gap.


Danielle Frazier

Danielle Frazier
President & CEO of Charlotte Works

Danielle Frazier is the president and CEO of Charlotte Works, which works to provide opportunities that prepare people for education and available careers while connecting businesses to skilled workers. Her focus is the cultivation of a thriving local economy that includes effective career counseling, training and upskilling of jobseekers; developing career pathways that guide individuals through potential professions; and working with local industries to create a sustainable talent pipeline. She also led the development of NCWorks certified regional career pathways in advanced manufacturing and healthcare.

Lodging Information

  • Homewood Suites, 1775 North Brown Road, Lawrenceville, GA, 30043. Phone: 770.277.1243.

    • Homewood Suites offers a special discounted rate when you mention you are a guest of UGA.

  • Hampton Inn, 6010 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville, GA 30043. Phone: 678.407.0018.



Rebecca McIver