The ability to provide business solutions related to talent requires staying current about their needs and educating them about viable options that can solve their problems.
In October, CAWD along with Raleigh Economic Development and Wake Tech held Triangle Talent IT Round Table. This was a natural “next step” from the regional workforce study conducted in 2017. The survey allowed workforce system partners to more fully understand the needs of local employers when it comes to IT positions and how they impact business growth and competitiveness.
Over 45 educators, workforce and economic developers attended to hear from a diverse set of employers ranging from life sciences, healthcare, government, tech and the retail sector.
In November, we presented Workforce Ready 2018 where the theme was “Apprenticeships: Powering Your Talent Pipeline.” The goal was to educate businesses on the benefits of establishing apprenticeship programs, introduce organizations who can help, and to hear directly from other business leaders who established their own programs. Over 100 people attended.
Both of these events were moderated by CAWD private sector board members; Rodney Carson of SAS and Tony Marshall of Innovative Systems Group.