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CEO Talent Council Webinar | Education and Talent Strategy

This webinar provides a comprehensive look into the Chamber’s education and talent strategy, and how employers can get involved.

Read a transcript of this webinar here.


Videos from Detroit 2030: From Education Crisis to Talent Hub

The Detroit Regional Chamber’s inaugural State of Education report serves as a call to action that change is needed to improve outcomes for education and talent to guarantee economic prosperity for the region.

The State of Education Report

Chamber Chief Operating Officer Tammy Carnrike presented the report to more than 150 attendees at the new State of the Region session “Detroit 2030: From Education Crisis to Talent Hub.” Here are the key takeaways:

The War for Talent: A Global View

Over the last decade, the shifting global talent landscape has proven a challenge for businesses as they struggle to keep up with digital disruption, aging workforces, and widening skill gaps. “The biggest challenge to global growth is having access to talent,” said keynote speaker George Corona, retired president and CEO of Kelly Services, Inc. “If you hope to survive, you’re going to have to change.”

The State of Education: Detroit’s Turnaround

Nikolai Vitti, superintendent of Detroit Public Schools Community District, discussed the city’s challenges in improving its schools, naming poor infrastructure and need for support from the business community as some of its challenges. Carnrike discussed with Vitti the district’s achievements in recent years, and its areas for opportunity.

Detroit’s Talent Market: Now vs. the Future

At the local level, starting talent development in K-12 by investing in programs and mentorships dedicated to learning tech skills will help Detroit’s students qualify for jobs of the future, creating opportunities and benefiting the economy.


The Business Case for Prioritizing Talent Development | Mackinac Policy Conference 2019

A Detroit Drives Degrees Roundtable, featuring the Managing Director of Education at The Kresge Foundation, William Moses; Vice President of Education and Talent at Detroit Regional Chamber, Greg Handel; and Chairman of Butzel Long, Richard Rassel. Doug Ross, Senior Advisor of Michigan prosperity for Gov. Whitmer.

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