We are organizing for impact...will you join us? Colorado's tech economy is growing such that our ability to develop a workforce is not keeping up with the demand in the marketplace. It is, therefore, critical we focus on building a pipeline of qualified workers to support the ongoing success of Colorado's tech economy.
At the briefing, we will be hearing from the Colorado Department of Higher Education and the Office of Economic Development on the current state of the tech talent pipeline, continue with CTA's role in the landscape, then finish with an a panel of company representatives participating in CTA's Talent Center programs.
7:30am Networking with Continental Breakfast
7:45am Get the Facts
8:15am CTA Talent Center &TechHire
8:25am Industry Panel
There will be tables set up after the briefing staffed to provide information on CTA's Foundation Talent Center as well as other initiatives such as TEC-P, rapid apprenticeships and the Denver Metro IT Sector Partnership.
Lauren Victor, Research & Policy Analyst with the Colorado Workforce Development Council and the Colorado Department of Higher Education. She focusses on issues related to talent development for the state, often bridging the data behind education (supply) and workforce (demand). Lauren will be presenting an overview of Colorado's demographics as they pertain to education and workforce development in tech as well as strategies the state is implementing to support a more cohesive talent pipeline.
Anita Davis, Manager of Workforce Development Operations for the City and County of Denver and Grant Manager for the Technology Employment in Colorado Partnership (TEC-P). Anita will be speaking on TEC-P, a regional effort funded by the US Department of Labor and designed to train and place 593 individuals in technology occupations in Colorado over the next four years.
Panel: The Tech Talent Dilemma
Come listen to companies address the supply and demand issues in the tech employment pipeline. Simply, tech jobs are on the rise, and companies can't fill them fast enough! We'll hear hiring perspectives from Swiftpage, HomeAdvisor, Universal Mind and Ping Identity who will answer questions such as:
What employment trends to do you see this year, in 3 years, in 5 years?
What is the biggest problem facing talent in this industry?
What is your company doing to address the issues?
What's your most in-demand role?
Why does this matter to you and your company?
John Cannava, VP Information Systems, Ping Identity
Kassi Harris, Corporate Recruiting & Training Manager, Swiftpage
Tanya Jones, Corporate Recruiting Manager, HomeAdvisor
RJ Owen, Director of User Experience, Universal Mind