January Topic: Higher Education - Our Future Talent Pipeline
Employers and policymakers cite access to talent and qualified workers as a top issue facing Minnesota’s economy. According to economic projections, Minnesota is facing 300,000 unfilled jobs by 2025. Our panel of workforce development and education professionals will discuss how Minnesota will need to begin addressing this massive workforce shortage.
Our panel will include Nerita Hughes, the Dean of Business, Technology, Career & Workforce at North Hennepin Community College; and Mark Garrison, the Chief Information Officer at the Breck School
The TwinWest Chamber of Commerce's Issues & Insights series is Minnesota's premier legislative and political forum. Each breakfast unites compelling, well-known speakers and state legislators with more than 150 business leaders from across the Twin Cities.
The 12-session series strikes a balance between our top economic, community and business issues and intriguing, diverse insights while presenting the opportunity to develop strong relationships with legislators and elected officials.
This year we will address some of the leading topics including transportation/infrastructure, education, workforce, labor mandates, cyber security, the opioid epidemic, climate change, balance between economic development & environment, as well as insights provided by our Governor, US Senators and Congressmen, and other elected officials.