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2018 IEDC Workforce Development Strategies
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5/24/2018 to 5/25/2018
When: Sunday, January 28, 2018
Where: Ft. Myers, FL
United States

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And be sure to check out this Workforce Development Strategies course in the Sunshine State!Early bird course deadline: Friday, April 13. Save $140. Register now!

Course Highlights:

• Reviewing the core components of the workforce development system
• Availability of funding sources at the local, state and federal levels
• Accessing Department of Labor grants and initiatives (e.g., WIRED)
• Understanding occupational data analysis and career pathways
• Assessing qualifications, skills and abilities of current workforce
• Recruitment and retention of a skilled labor force
• The role of higher education in workforce and economic development
• New alliances, new models and best practices in regional & local initiatives



Course Instructors:

Diane Lupke, CEcD FM
President & CEO
Lupke & Associates
See bio

John Metcalf
Workforce Systems Associates
See bio


Vernon Gerth, CEcD
Assistant City Administrator, Community & Economic Development
City of Franklin, TN
See bio



Here's what one of your course instructors has to say about this topic:

"Workforce development is an economic imperative. Having a skilled and educated workforce provides a region with a competitive workforce advantage when competing across regions and states. It is the one overall strategy that will either make or break a region's retention, growth, and attraction planning."
- John Metcalf, President, Workforce Systems Associates

Accommodations/Training Location:

Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa
17260 Harbour Pointe Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33908
(239) 466-4000

IEDC Room Rate: $189
Room Block Cutoff Date: May 2, 2018

Looking for more on this topic? Here's an IEDC resource chock full of information you can immediately apply to yourprojects.

Shifting Workforce Development into High Gear
The Economic Development Research Partners (EDRP), IEDC's think tank, produced this paper which provides an overview of the players inworkforcedevelopment, a survey of economic developers’ approach to the issue, six case studies of organizations making an impact, and recommendations for how to best influenceworkforcedevelopment on a regional, state, and local scale.

IEDC Members downloadEDRP publications for free
Nonmembers download for a nominal fee

Workforce development is such a critical component of economic development, but how much emphasis are you placing on it? Taking advantage of these IEDC resources will help you bridge the gap between the two. Set your community up for success. Sign up forthe webinar right away!



International Economic Development Council

IEDC is a non-profit, non-partisan membership organization serving economic developers. With more than 5,000 members, IEDC is the largest organization of its kind. Economic developers promote economic well-being and quality of life for their communities by creating, retaining and expanding jobs that facilitate growth, enhance wealth and provide a stable tax base. From public to private, rural to urban and local to international, IEDC's members are engaged in the full range of economic development experience. Given the breadth of economic development work, our members are employed in a wide variety of settings including local, state, provincial and federal governments, public-private partnerships, chambers of commerce, universities and a variety of other institutions. When we succeed, our members create high-quality jobs, develop vibrant communities, and improve the quality of life in their regions.



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