Community challenges in today’s environment include developing a globally competitive workforce and workforce delivery system. These challenges are not inclusive to the Owensboro area but our community and partners give great effort to getting in front of them. In May of 2016, roundtable discussions were held with employers from different sectors. The discussions included some sector-specific issues but the key issues that emerged included soft skills, technical skills and generational issues.
The results of the discussions can be viewed in the Greater Owensboro Workforce Development Strategic Visioning Report. Also included are suggestions for change from the employers as well as a plan from workforce partners to build sustaining progress with the involvement of employers, educators and community leaders.
It takes constant movement to keep up with an ever changing global environment.