Dave Henderson, President, United States Operations, Commercial & State Government CGI
Featured Panel Discussions:
CREATING DIVERSE PATHWAYS FOR IN DEMAND CAREERS
Panelists will discuss how the business community and educators are working to create career opportunities for Virginians through a diverse set of educational pathways. From work-based learning opportunities to on-the-job training and upskilling, the panel will explore the wide-array of approaches the commonwealth has for continuing to build a robust talent pipeline.
TALENT DEVELOPMENT AND ITS IMPACT ON VIRGINIA’S ECONOMY
Virginia consistently receives high marks in workforce development and education from major business rankings like Forbes and CNBC. Panelists will discuss the crucial role that Virginia’s talented workforce plays in economic development and attracting employers to move and grow in the Commonwealth. The panel will also explore areas for improvement and how Virginia can expand these opportunities to more Virginians.
IMPROVING ACCESS AND EQUITY IN VIRGINIA EDUCATION
Access to quality education is a key indicator for future economic success. This panel will explore the challenges facing our educational system and potential solutions to create the equity in educational opportunity that all Virginians deserve. The COVID-19 pandemic has also made apparent equity and access concerns regarding broadband connectivity for students.