Volume 8, Number 5
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Department of Labor’s Workforce Innovations Conference
The U.S. Department of Labor's Employment & Training Administration Workforce Innovations Conference is the department’s premier annual workforce and economic development conference. It is a prime source of information and models for community colleges invested in workforce programs and service to business. This conference focuses on the development of talent within regional consortiums.
The conference, titled Beyond Boundaries, offers almost limitless information and models for colleges and their local workforce partners. With the intent to prepare stakeholders to meet the demands of the 21st century marketplace, the conference helps regional partners as they develop strategies that go beyond boundaries and limitations, whether historical, geographical, political, or financial. Committed to the belief that it is essential that regional partners work collaboratively to develop the talent of their workers and that the workforce system becomes the catalyst for an educated and prepared workforce, Workforce Innovations 2007 will explore ways in which key partners, including business, economic development, education and workforce systems, can collaborate and innovate to break down boundaries and create a competitive advantage.
By attending Workforce Innovations 2007, you will gain challenging and thought-provoking ideas from a dynamic group of educators, authors, business executives and workforce leaders;
- The strategies, models and tools you need to prepare a skilled workforce;
- Solutions and approaches to support you in your regional economic development efforts, whether your community is just starting this process or is well under way;
- Engaging and replicable examples of talent development for the future; and
- Exposure to over 100 exhibitors and sponsors offering the latest in tools, systems, and technology to meet your talent development needs.
Check out the 2007 agenda. The conference will welcome more than 3,000 workforce professionals to the Kansas City (MO) Convention Center July 17–19. Registration information and descriptions of sessions and speakers are found at www.workforceinnovations.org.