Talent Forward 2018
October 30, 2018
Registration and Networking Breakfast
American Graduate: Getting to Work
A public media initiative working with local communities to help all young children succeed in school, careers, and life.
A View from the Administration
Adapting to Change: Technology and the Talent Marketplace
The skills gap is not just an employer engagement problem, it’s also a technology problem. The panel will discuss the technology, data, and initiatives that better connect the skills people have with jobs that are available more quickly and more accurately.
A TED-style talk followed by a panel discussion on the technology, data, and initiatives that better connect the skills people have with jobs that are available more quickly and more accurately.
On the Right Track: Industry & Education Partnerships Driving Success
Learn how Penske Automotive Group and Universal Technical Institute are working together to deliver success for students and business, and how partnerships between leaders in industry and education can create the workforce of the future.
Expanding and Extending Career Pathways
Industry leaders must be at the forefront of innovative ways to connect young adults to jobs, including non-traditional opportunities to ensure that the workforce does not miss out on potential talent. Three companies that are leading the way in providing meaningful work-based learning experiences will discuss how their organizations are changing lives and the system.
Ready, Willing, and Able: Youth Are the Best Investment You'll Ever Make
There are 1.8 billion young people alive today—more than at any other time in history—and 70 million of them are unemployed. Meanwhile, businesses around the world cannot find enough qualified workers to fuel their growth. This disconnect threatens serious consequences for society and the global economy. There’s no silver bullet when it comes to solving youth unemployment, but the private sector can—and must—lead the charge.
Workforce Development is Talent Development
The ever-changing digital economy requires an updated take on workforce preparation. Computer science jobs are inherently affected and as a result, companies must develop and test innovative workforce solutions to overcome the skills gap. Cognizant has implemented a three-pronged approach to help fill jobs: pre-employment training, university programs, and lateral and direct hiring.
An Inclusive Future of Work: A Call to Action
Everyone will be impacted by spreading intelligent technologies, but the impact will not be distributed evenly. How can employers support workers facing a ‘double disadvantage,’ a higher likelihood of disruption from automation with fewer resources to adapt? This data-driven, worker-centric approach uncovers how collaboration can result in an inclusive future of work where all workers have the motivation, means, and opportunity to thrive in the digital economy.
Employability Strategies in the 21st Century
Transforming educational pathways to prepare learners for a lifetime of jobs and up-skilling requires a closer look. Understanding the changing set of skills and an ever-evolving learner population are the first step. New data from Pearson provides insight into how schools and employers might begin to approach alternative, faster, cheaper, and more effective pathways for learning--all resulting in a better job and a better life.
State Leadership Transforms Workforce Development
Business Means Business on Upskilling Their Talent
Employers are playing an expanded leadership role in preparing talent for in-demand skills and competencies aligned with today’s workforce needs. Panelists will highlight the business community’s commitment to prepare and train current and future workers for the ever-changing talent marketplace.
Employers Overcoming the Skills Gap
The Chamber Foundation, in coordination with the U.S. Chamber, mobilizes the business community to be more engaged partners, challenge the status quo, and move education and workforce initiatives forward to fuel economic success. The Chamber Foundation will provide an overview on its projects to revolutionize employer leadership in education and workforce systems.
Looking Beyond Hope as a Workforce Strategy: Talent Supply Chains at Work
What happens when a company can only interview 50 job applicants out of 4000 for 150 job openings? Enter the U.S. Chamber Foundation's Talent Pipeline Management™ (TPM) initiative. Michigan leaders will share their challenges and successes implementing TPM as they solve critical workforce challenges impacting their state.
Faster + Cheaper Alternatives to College
A 10 minute TED-style talk. Scalable Solutions to Close the Skills Gap Are “Employer-Down,” Not “Education-Up”
Efforts to close the skills gap have always been “Education-Up”: identify missing skills, develop curriculum, deliver education, and hope that graduates find good jobs. But new “Employer-Down” models that begin with employer relationships and entry-level jobs are scaling faster and represent a promising private sector solution to closing the skills gap.
Building Talent from Scratch
Education is often given the blame for not adequately preparing students for the world of work; however, to truly solve this challenge will require strategic engagement from the employer community. This discussion will take on the responsibility of the employer community to expand their talent pipelines and how employers assess a potential employee’s preparation.
What if All Your Workforce Performed As Well As Your Leading Experts?
Don't you wish you could rely on any one of your employees equally regardless of their experience? What if you could actually map out the competency of your workforce and understand who can do what and why? Find out how Honeywell's competency management solution offers a virtuous cycle blurring lines between learning and doing.
Career Choice: A Peculiar Approach to Talent Development
Did you know that Career Choice trains hourly employees for in-demand jobs in the community and at Amazon? You’ll learn why Career Choice was created, how it works, and ways you can collaborate with the program to gain access to its talented pool of graduates.