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Greater KC Economic and Workforce Summit

Seventh Annual Greater Kansas City Workforce and Education Summit

Moving from ideas to implementation

Dec. 2, 2016
8 a.m.–noon


Kauffman Foundation
Conference Center
4801 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110

$25 registration fee (includes breakfast)

Register online»

or call 816-701-8234

At last year’s summit, we focused on building stronger connections between industry and education. Over the past 12 months, we’ve made great strides in this area. Through KC Rising, GradForce KC and KC Scholars, educators, employers and philanthropic foundations are working closely together on a broad range of initiatives that will enhance our region’s human capital.

Now it’s time to move to the next step: building a stronger workforce by collectively addressing the common skills that employers need, industry by industry and sector by sector.

Like other communities across the nation, the Kansas City region needs new strategies to expand career pathways and help workers — especially low-income workers in low-skilled jobs — get the training and education they need to succeed in the labor market. By scaling up and sustaining the most promising practices, we can strengthen individuals, businesses and our regional economy.

Please join us at the 7th Annual Greater Kansas City Workforce and Education Summit on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, as we discuss strategies and action steps for

  • Moving sectoral and career pathway programs from promise to scale.
  • Introducing a regional, sector-specific talent development strategy.
  • introducing a common sector competency model.
  • Regional postsecondary attainment and workforce development initiatives.
Who should attend?

Representatives from colleges, universities and school districts, K-12 intermediaries, businesses, local governments, civic organizations and others interested in the connections between workforce, education and the regional economy.