The ongoing dialogue in Indiana to reduce a widening gap between the demand for technically skilled workers and the number produced by Indiana colleges and universities is the topic of an IU-led panel discussion at the University Economic Development Association’s annual summit to be held Sept. 27-30 in Anchorage, Alaska.
Innovate Indiana’s Rebecca Carl, associate vice president and chief of staff for Indiana University’s Office of the Vice President for Engagement, will moderate a Tuesday, Sept. 29 discussion titled “The New Collaborative Landscape of Talent Development and Retention: Employing Effective Regional, Metropolitan and Statewide Strategies.”
The panel includes David Gard, IU’s assistant vice president for economic development. Additional panelists include:
- Rena Cotsones, Ph.D., associate vice president of engagement and innovation partnerships, Northern Illinois University;
- Janyce Fadden, executive-in-residence at the University of North Alabama’s College of Business;
- Todd Greene, vice president of research for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.
Over the summer, Innovate Indiana played a key role in kicking off a statewide conversation among key Indiana stakeholders concerning the “skills mismatch” in Indiana’s workforce. In collaboration with TechPoint, Innovate Indiana hosted “E2E Convergence: An Indiana Employment-to-Education Conversation,” an event that brought together education, technology, economic and workforce officials together June 25 at the Hine Hall Ballroom at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis.
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