On Friday, October 20th, Tim Cairl, Senior Director, Talent Development, Public Policy; Justin Haight, Director, Talent Development, Public Policy; and Zach Fiore, Talent Pipeline Project Manager with the Metro Atlanta Chamber joined MAX to discuss findings from the Metro Chamber’s recently released Talent Supply Report which details the gaps in talent supply and demand and what it means for the metro Atlanta region. The report looks at the overall supply of certificates and degrees conferred throughout the state over the past 4 years and compares that supply to the job demand for those same degrees and certificates. Major shifts and changes have occurred since the Metro Chamber’s initial report in 2017.
Key findings covered by the speakers included:
- The gap between the supply of conferred degrees and certifications and job postings that match those degrees is persistently high. For most industries, the gap continues to increase.
- Prior work experience is a key requirement for most entry-level jobs requiring a degree or certification and is an increasingly prevalent requirement for customer-facing roles.
- With declining population growth, lower importation of talent into the state, and lower college completion rates, concerted effort is needed to develop a skills-based workforce with the training and certifications necessary to meet Georgia’s ever-growing job demand.
Special thanks to MAX Board Secretary Daniela Perry, Vice President with the Georgia Chamber Foundation, for moderating the session.
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Click here to access the 2023 Talent Supply Report.
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