2022 State of Talent: Helping Business Plan for the Future

For the third year, the Detroit Regional Chamber released its annual State of Education report on Wednesday, April 6.

Chamber President and Chief Executive Officer Sandy K. Baruah provided an overview of this year’s report, including key data indicators that illustrate how the region’s educational institutions are preparing students for college and the jobs of the future, as well as the impacts of business and education partnerships. Business leaders and education stakeholders discussed current workforce challenges, how businesses are upskilling their current employees, innovation in times of the talent pipeline disruption, and facilitating return to work.

View event coverage on the Chamber social channels @detroitchamber and by searching #StateOfTalent.

If you have any questions, please contact Katy Palahang at kpalahang@detroitchamber.com.


Agenda

11:15 a.m.

Arrival and Lunch

Noon

Sponsor Welcome

Tim Dupree, President, Kelly® Professional and Industrial

The Region’s State of Education: Diving into the Data

Sandy K. Baruah, President and Chief Executive Officer, Detroit Regional Chamber

Greg Handel, Vice President, Education and Talent, Detroit Regional Chamber

Meeting Workforce Needs in the Age of a Disrupted Talent Pipeline: Short-Term Solutions and Long-Term Strategies

Panelists: Tim Dupree, President, Kelly® Professional and Industrial
Matt B. Elliott, Midwest Region Executive, Business Banking; President, Bank of America Michigan
Elisha Gilliam, Managing Director, Scalable Solutions, Year Up
Moderator: Kelley Root, Executive Editor, Crain’s Detroit Business

Audience Q&A

Presentation of the “Business Leadership in Education and Equity” Award

Sandy K. Baruah, President and Chief Executive Officer, Detroit Regional Chamber

Presentation of the “Excellence in Educational Leadership” Award, inspired by Daniel Little

Greg Handel, Vice President, Education and Talent, Detroit Regional Chamber

1:30 p.m.

Event Concludes

 


Parking

Parking is available at the Two Detroit Garage at the corner of Larned St. and Randolph St. Daily rates vary; credit card only.


Vaccination Policy

Only those fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will be permitted to attend the State of Talent. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines “fully vaccinated” as two weeks after receiving the second shot of a two-dose vaccine, or two weeks after the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Upon registering for this event, download or log in to the free CLEAR Health Pass app and complete these steps to verify your vaccination status. Attendees must complete their CLEAR Health Pass by Friday, April 1.

For more information, please contact Lori Ostrow at 313.596.0394 or lostrow@detroitchamber.com.

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