Workforce Readiness Breakfast Forum – Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Dr. Jim Haffey, President of Holmes Community College, will be our keynote speaker for a breakfast forum on Wednesday, September 28, 2016, from 8:00 – 9:15 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Ridgeland, MS. Doors will open at 8:00 am for networking and a breakfast buffet. The program will begin promptly at 8:15. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED by FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER
23, 2016.

Dr. Haffey will address the importance of the Work Ready Communities (WRC) initiative being implemented by MCEDA, the state and throughout the country
to measure the skills gap of our workforce. Participating in WRC empowers states, regions, and counties with data, process and tools that drive economic
development. Madison County can identify both skills gaps and quantify the skill level of our workforce. This helps educators build career pathways
aligned to the needs of business and industry – and it also helps Madison County stand out and be recognized for its workforce development efforts;
thus, creating a tremendous economic development advantage in recruitment efforts!

HOW CAN THIS INITIATIVE IMPACT YOUR BUSINESS/COMPANY? Educators need to know what skills are needed for your company in the immediate future so they can
build those academic programs NOW! Pointers on using career ready assessments available for free at Holmes Community College to help find or place
employees who specifically meet skills needed for jobs at your company. And, participate in a discussion on your specific employee needs for Madison