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NHRC PDE - 6-13-19 - The Skills Shortage: Myth or Fact
Chandler's Chophouse
401 North Roselle Road
Schaumburg, IL 60194

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Thursday, June 13, 2019, 11:15 AM - 1:30 PM CST
Category: NHRC PDE

The Skills Shortage: Myth or Fact
Dr. Maria Coons, Vice President & Chief of Staff
Harper College

Approved for 1.25 credits

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Is there a skills shortage in the United States, or is this a myth? Most employers agree that there is one; they cannot find talent to fill their vacancies. But, what do we do about it? There are proven strategies that have helped communities address the skills shortage. Learn what those strategies are and how you can become part of the solution.
Dr. Maria Coons, VP Chief of Staff, Harper CollegeAbout the speaker...Dr. Coons leads planning, accountability and strategic partnerships at Harper College. This includes the development of a community-based strategic planning process, overseeing institutional research and outcomes assessment initiatives, as well as developing and delivering programming with strategic partners in high-growth areas. To support this work, Dr. Coons has successfully procured more than $23 million in workforce grants. She also served as a member of the Operating Committee for the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP 2.0), a White House initiative focused on talent pipeline challenges in the manufacturing sector. During her 30-year tenure at Harper, Dr. Coons has served as a full-time faculty member and department chair where she taught a full complement of management, marketing and finance courses. Before pursuing a career in education, Dr. Coons was Assistant Vice President of Check Operations at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. She holds a doctorate in Higher Education from National Louis University, a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Loyola University’s Quinlan School of Business, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.

11:15 am - 11:45 am Registration & Networking
11:45 am - 12:15 pm Lunch
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm Presentation





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