We were honored to participate again in this initiative, bringing a diverse and dedicated group of industry professionals together to discuss how we can build a better Niagara workforce.
On September 29, 2023, the South Niagara Chambers of Commerce gathered attendees of the Niagara Networks & Industry Collaborative Meeting (which took place on May 24, 2023). A range of industries, roles and perspectives were represented. They looked at the ideas that came from the May24 meeting and broke into smaller groups to discuss six action areas including
Attendees selected the questions they wanted to focus on. This allowed people to engage with others that they may not be connected with. The facilitated discussions focused on how to approach these topics. The goal was to understand what might be needed to allow progress. Specifically, the discussions included highlighting 2-3 goals for each topic, actions that need to be taken to move forward, and who needs to be involved for change to be possible.
Many solutions were explored. Some of them included
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