2017 Solving the Talent Challenge

2017 Solving the Talent Challenge

Registration for this event has closed. Walkups will not be available at the door.

Not enough qualified applicants for job openings?

High cost of on-boarding?

Lack of resources to help upskill existing workers?

Are these problems your industry is facing? 

Our local manufacturers have begun to tackle these complex issues and turn the problem around. Join us to find out how these insights can be applied to your industry.

This event will introduce attendees to a new process for sourcing, training, and retaining a skilled workforce that builds on the proven principles of supply chain management.

Hear from regional best practice communities that have begun to solve the talent challenge in their region, and learn what the Partnership is doing about it locally through Employ Buffalo Niagara.

Hear from three of the nation’s most effective practitioners in reforming workforce development systems:


Peter Beard, Senior Vice President, Regional Workforce Development, Greater Houston Partnership

Mary Margaret Hamilton,
Workforce Development
Advisor, Shell Oil Products Company LLC

Jason Tyszko, Executive Director, Center for Education and Workforce, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Open to all Industries,  Businesses and Service companies

Thursday, October 12, 2017
8:00 a.m. – 11:00a.m.
95 Main St.
Buffalo, NY 14203

$40 Partnership Members/Canadian Associate Members
$75 Non-Members 

8:00am – 8:30am: Registration & networking
8:30am – 10:00am: Keynote presentations & panel discussion
10:15am – 11:00am: Exclusive, Members only post-event roundtable to further discuss the talent challenge and get answers to more in-deptth questions on implementing solutions.


Learn more about Employ Buffalo Niagara in this Buffalo News Article.


Presenting Sponsor
Official Bank Sponsor                Networking Sponsor  

Media Sponsor
Supporting Sponsors
Freed Maxick CPA’s
National Grid
 Software Solutions Group

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations will be accepted up to 48 hours prior to the event.


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