Workforce Strategies: Managing the Now, Preparing for the New
Georgia Power invites you to a four-session, virtual workforce development series designed to help you power on. This webinar series will present resources on how to assess, prepare and execute a plan for recovery.
SESSION 1: Creating Your Community's Workforce Plan with UGA’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government
Experts in workforce development, Greg Wilson and Rebecca McIver from the Carl Vinson Institute of Government will discuss how communities can plan for the future and increase their capacity to build a strong workforce to meet employer needs. Session 1 will introduce a workforce planning guide outlining steps for conducting a community readiness inventory, collecting data, identifying needs and opportunities, developing a strategy, and tracking progress. This session is designed for all leaders with an interest in advancing their community's workforce development activities and programs.
SESSION 2: Navigating the Numbers
Georgia Power Strategic Solutions Manager Jennifer Zeller and ARC's Research & Analytics Manager Mike Carnathan will lead participants through a session to learn how data can help tell your community’s story; understand the most important sources to watch and how to identify real-time sources to watch as your community maps a path forward.
SESSION 3: Upskilling & Reskilling for Recovery
To help middle-skill workers train for occupations in growing fields, one model is emerging where a wide set of players -- non-institutional education providers, community colleges, nonprofit organizations, and employers -- are creating a new ecosystem that offers learners reskilling and upskilling to open new pathways to stable employment and economic opportunities. Panelists include Columbus Tech President Martha Ann Todd, WorkSource Cobb CEO Sonya Grant and CEFGA President & CEO Scott Shelar. This session will feature an interactive tool that allows users to identify workforce development agencies, education institutions and training programs within their specified area.
SESSION 4: Equity in Workforce, Education & Economic Development
This session will bring together thought leaders to discuss equitable economic development. The way we work, train and educate is changing. To meet the increasing demands of industry, education and communities, public and private entities must collaborate to close the opportunity gap for Georgians. Dr. Barbara Wall, Georgia CTAE Director, and Shan Cooper, Executive Director for the Atlanta Committee for Progress, will be featured panelists for session 4.