Blandin webinar: Attracting Tech Talent July 14

Please join Blandin for the upcoming free webinar…

Attracting Tech Talent
July 14, 2016
3 pm

The availability of tech talent is a critical factor in any economy’s ability to thrive and grow.  Around the world, communities and regions are competing to be centers of innovation.  Central to this is the attraction of a skilled, technology-savvy workforce.

The challenge for rural communities is even more daunting.  Rural places must compete in a global labor market for this high demand labor pool. While large communities and companies have large numbers of tech employees that can move from one job to the next without significant disruption, the tech bench in rural communities and smaller companies is significantly shorter and staff turnover more disruptive.

This webinar will highlight the strategies and initiatives of three of Minnesota’s regional organizations.  Matt Lewis of Greater MSP will describe their efforts to attract tech talent to the Twin Cities region.  Jacki Anderson will highlight Upper Minnesota Valley RDC’s “Get Rural” initiative to attract people and talent. Kayla Dietzmann will discuss “Northforce”, a northeast Minnesota of APEX and Northspan,  to connect prospective workers with employers.

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About Ann Treacy

I have a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. I have been interested or involved in providing access to information through the Internet since 1994, when I worked for Minnesota’s first Internet service provider. I am pleased to be a part of the Blandin on Broadband Team. I also work with MN Coalition on Government Information, Minnesota Rural Partners, and the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

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