Las Vegas, NV - Workforce Connections and Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) hosted a Workforce Talent Pipeline Summit this week and brought together over 200 industry, education, and workforce partners to discuss workforce trends, highlight employer needs, and explore training programs that are seeing success across the region.
A new regional talent pipeline dashboard tool is currently under development by data analytics firm Applied Analysis in partnership with Governor’s Office of Workforce Innovation. The dashboard is an online database of workforce development and higher education programs in the region designed to help business owners envision the region’s future talent pipeline. The dashboard is expected to go live in early 2024.
The dashboard will allow business owners and employers to search for an occupation or industry and receive a report highlighting both the currently available workforce for that occupation along with insights into the number of students currently enrolled in related programs. Any local companies or institutions that offer training or education programs can submit their information to be included in the dashboard.
A keynote speech by Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ryan Jenkins, an expert on team connection and multi-generational teams, provided insights into how a lack of social connection in workplaces is impacting employee performance, and why business leaders need to be intentional about cultivating connection.
“Connection is now the most valuable workplace currency inside companies, and companies that prioritize belonging in the workplace will retain employees,” said Jenkins. “Cultivating a culture of belonging does take intentional effort, but for leaders who commit the time and energy, that effort will be worth it.”