On Friday, December 9th, Tim Cairl, Senior Director- Educated Workforce, Metro Atlanta Chamber and Katie Duvall, Director- Government Affairs, Georgia Chamber, joined MAX to talk through potential legislation and initiatives that are important to the workforce development community, changes in General Assembly composition, and other relevant topics.
Following are examples of ongoing and upcoming legislative priorities for the Metro Atlanta Chamber, in concert with partners:
- Improving access to quality, affordable childcare for parents with young children
- Increasing computer science funding for K-12 schools
- Expanding career and technical education for K-12 and higher-ed students
- Providing income-based gap funding for higher-ed students
- Expanding career exploration and work experience opportunities around higher education (internships, co-ops, etc.)
- Providing endowments technical college instructors for teaching in high-demand occupations
Following are examples of ongoing and upcoming legislative priorities for the Georgia Chamber, in concert with partners:
- Improving college persistence and completion rates
- Ensuring what students are learning in K-12 and higher-ed is adaptive to the workforce
- Reducing regulatory barriers to employment
- Improving workforce housing access and affordability
- Increasing awareness and access to higher-ed opportunities and return on investment
- Expanding college and career advising to improve student outcomes
The conversation was hosted by MAX Board Secretary and Lead for MAX Minutes, Daniela Perry, Vice President of the Georgia Chamber Foundation.
Click here for the recording.
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Launched in 2014, the mission of MAX is to advance economic competitiveness in the Atlanta region by strengthening connections, collaborations, and practices among workforce developers and organizations engaged in workforce development.
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