Tuesday, October 09, 2007
A recent report from the Workforce Development Board of the Treasure Coast in Florida contains this quote:
"The skill levels of jobs are rapidly rising... Most occupations in demand on the Treasure Coast require a working knowledge of computers and basic math, plus oral and written communication skills. Even the most elementary level jobs involve entering and retrieving data from a computer system, reading and following instructions, and communicating with coworkers he and/or customers...Employers have repeatedly indicated that many workers today do not have the basic skills to keep up with the changes and demands of the jobs."
Some Background on EDPro Weblog
The purpose of this weblog is to help economic development professionals -- EDPros -- keep up with the changes sweeping our profession. Strap on your goggles. It's a whole new game. There are no experts any more. The only place to learn about economic development is from other EDPros who are doing it.
One other point: the prevaling approach (paradigm, if you like) in economic development is shifting from competition to collaboration. There are a lot of reaasons underlying this shift, but here's the important insight: You, your community, and your region will do better by collaborating and sharing information.
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Speaking and workshops on Open Source Economic Development
As the idea of Open Source Economic Development starts spreading, more people are asking about it. Visit the I-Open web site to learn more. My colleagues and I are happy to explain the basic concepts in a talk or a workshop. E-mail Susan Alshuler if you'd like to learn more about workshops and speaking.
Background on Ed Morrison
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