State of the St. Louis Workforce
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2013 State of St. Louis Workforce
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
7:30 a.m. at Missouri Botanical Garden
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Taking a Regional Leadership Role in the Study of the St. Louis Area Economic Landscape
For the past three years, the Workforce Solutions Group (formerly Workforce and Community Development) led by Rod Nunn, Vice Chancellor has taken a regional leadership role to commission the State of the St. Louis Workforce research, a study of the St. Louis area economic landscape. The research study uncovers timely and critical workforce intelligence that helps our strategic partners- education, economic development and employment -- respond to the most pressing talent development issues. This regional initiative involves community, government, industry and media partners. The results of the study are unveiled publicly with the college's media partner, the St. Louis Business Journal. Community engagement for this event has steadily increased with 250 in attendance the first year, 400 the second year and last year reaching over 450.
The research study is conducted in partnership with the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center (MERIC), a unit of the Missouri Department of Economic Development. The event has a panel discussion of regional leaders representing public workforce agencies, higher education and industry to capture and share their reactions to that year's findings. Panel participation over the years has included St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment (SLATE); St. Louis County Division of Workforce Development, Madison County, Missouri Division of Workforce Development-- public workforce systems partners; St. Louis Community College, Lewis and Clark Community College, East Central College, Jefferson College, Southwestern Illinois College-- higher education partners; Talisen Technologies, Microgrid Energy, Unisys, GKN Aerospace, Sigma-Aldrich, BJC HealthCare, SSM Health Care-St. Louis-- industry partners. This site provides workforce data, reports from each year, blogs, YouTube videos, and other resources.