GLETA & NAWB team up for midwest workforce conference

The National Association for Workforce Boards and the Great Lakes Employment and Training Association teamed up to host a workforce conference geared to midwestern states.  Themed as Dialogue in the Heartland, the event is slated for June 14-15  in Chicago.

Today’s economy presents the workforce and economic development world with challenges it has not faced in decades. This event will present a wide array of strategies to assist with meeting and overcoming today’s challenges. It will provide a forum for partnering and networking with leaders from all facets of workforce and economic development.

Boards are the nexus point of business, education and the workforce. The challenges are daunting.  The Thursday sessions revolve around the role of the WIBs; the issues, the policy considerations and will allow time for discussion so all can learn.  NAWB convened a group of WIBs that have begun to tackle the work & the metrics-of-success for WIBs. NAWB has also been involved with a number of others in establishing some guidance on Return on Investments (ROI), and we will share what we’ve learned.

Friday’s portion of the conference features workshops and issues on-the-ground. Preliminary topics include a session on monitoring and finances, college completion initiatives, and the future of One-Stop career centers.