Minnesota Business Leaders Lay Out Solutions To Workforce Challenges
20 May 2021
Recently, the Minnesota Chamber held its annual Workforce Solutions Forum to talk about a fundamental challenge that faced employers for years before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and is likely to continue long after: workforce. The Minnesota Chamber Foundation’s Center for Workforce Solutions is a business-led initiative to ensure employers and employees possess the necessary tools for jobs of the future. Workforce moves far past admiration of workforce challenges. We focus on innovative solutions; to fill positions now and to change the long-term process that can develop a pipeline of workers and meaningful employment in Minnesota for generations to come.
How can the private and public sectors innovate to address workforce challenges? Here are some tips from national and local experts:
PUTTING THE INDIVIDUAL AT THE CENTER OF LEARNING AND TRAINING
Jamie Merisotis keynoted the Workforce Solutions Forum to touch on how his organization - the Lumina Foundation - is working to design an affordable, new learning landscape that is easier to navigate, especially for people of color who often encounter barriers to success in existing education systems. He is a globally-recognized leader in philanthropy, education, human work and talent development, and public policy.