Region 1 Proposition: There are a finite number of "talent pools" to draw from to address the labor force shortage in our region, notwithstanding increased birth rates or automation. In order to effect change and implement solutions, strategies and tactics will be identified as falling under one of the above sources, and appropriate engaged to support relevant strategies.
We know from data and experience that we are experiencing a labor shortage and, if we do nothing, a crisis is on our horizon.
While there are many public and private entities working on this issue separately, regional planning provides us the opportunity to bring public and private partners together to unify the system.
Our action plan focuses on maximizing our resources and centralizing our intelligence to better meet needs of both employers and career seekers in our region. The ultimate goal of our collective effort is to lift up the prosperity of both our local communities and our region.