The event kicked off with insightful reports from Volusia County's Economic Development, Brad Harris, and Flagler County's Economic Development, Dolores Key. Their presentation on Labor Market Information and economic updates was eye-opening, setting the stage for the day's discussions.
Ken Phelps, IOM, from the Daytona Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce, introduced us to YouScience for Employers, a powerful tool that empowers businesses to align their talent retention efforts with individual strengths and aspirations.
Keynote Speaker, Rabi Sami, NCC, delivered an inspiring speech about nurturing talent for long-term success. His words resonated with all attendees, leaving us motivated to create a bright future for our workforce.
The Table Work Discussions, skillfully moderated by Dr. Ronnie Mack, Ed.D., brought together an incredible mix of local community and business leaders. The brainstorming sessions were engaging and fruitful, addressing our area's current and future workforce needs with creativity and innovation.
LABOR MARKET ⏳
A comprehensive analysis of Labor Market Information, led by Brad Harris of Volusia County's Economic Development and Dolores Key of Flagler County's Economic Development, set the stage for a robust discussion on the state of our local economic development.
BUSINESS-LED DISCUSSION 📟
Focused on the future trajectory of workforce development in Volusia and Flagler County, Ken Phelps, IOM from the Daytona Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce and Robin King, President and CEO of CareerSource Flagler Volusia, utilized an interactive online platform to conduct live surveys during the open discussion.
INTERNSHIPS & REGISTERED APPRENTICESHIPS🏢
The highlight of the event was a solution-oriented discussion on Internships and Registered Apprenticeship, moderated by Dr. Ronnie Mack, Ed.D.
Dr. Serena Fisher. PhD, SHRM from Halifax Health shared practical business experiences and success stories of implementing internships and apprenticeships within their organization via Zoom.
Onstage, Faith Bryant, M.S., from Daytona State College, offered invaluable insights into internships, complemented by Anne Everly, MPM from the Florida Department of Education, who delved into registered apprenticeship programs, enriching the discussion with expert perspectives.
In today’s ever changing labor market the need to come together to hear and share best practices is important now more than ever.
Moderated by: Leslie Giscombe, MBA
Panel Speakers: Carmen Ruiz | Fast Signs of Daytona Beach ; Dan Snellback | Pentair; Serena Fisher, PhD | Halifax Health ; Robin King | CareerSource Flagler Volusia;
Anne Everly | Region 6, Florida Dept. of Education
Identifying Hidden Sources of Talent highlights the importance of recognizing that great talent comes in many forms and from many different backgrounds. Organizations must be intentional and proactive in seeking out these hidden sources of talent to create a more diverse and inclusive workforce.
Moderated by: Karen Chrapek | Recovery Alliance Center
C. Jordan White, SHRM-SCP | Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort
Liam Sweeney | Neighborhood Center of West Volusia
Bryan Clyborne | Yellowstone Landscape
W.G. Watts | Halifax Health
Volusia Business Resources by Helga Van Eckert
Keynote speaker: Rabi Sami, NCC
An in-depth look at the generational makeup of the workforce over the next 10 years. Explore Environmental, Psychological, and Sociology-Economical data in relation to attracting, developing, and retaining cohorts of each talent group.