NERETA Job Creation Summit

By NERETA (other events)

Wed, Jun 14 2017 8:00 AM Thu, Jun 15 2017 5:00 PM

NERETA Job Creation Summit

Come to the NERETA Job Creation Summit to help your region create Innovative Eco-systems!  

You will learn how to:

Develop a Talent Pipeline for the Tech Industry
Support Entrepreneur and Business Growth

All in the name of growing jobs!

How powerful would it be if your region formed a team around the goal of Growing Jobs?

Who should be on that team? 

Economic development? Workforce development?  Higher education?   YES!  All together as a collaborative initiative!

The purpose of the Summit and eight-month post-conference course (one webinar per month) is to assist local higher education, workforce development and economic development professionals in aligning their strategies to improve local workforce capabilities in both technology and business ownership skills and boost a competitive advantage for your region.

Day 1 of the Summit (Wednesday, June 14) will  be spent on

"Developing a Talent Pipeline for the Tech Industry."

Day 2 of the Summit (Thursday, June 15) will be spent on

"Supporting Entrepreneurship and Business Growth"

Both days of the Summit will conclude with teams learning from experts how to collaboratively  "Create a Strategy" for their regions!

This is going to be fun!  

We are asking regions to attend the Summit as TEAMS if possible (minimum of four people -see registration information) to actively learn how to develop an eco-system of support for entrepreneurs and business growth their region.  You may attend the Summit as an individual, but you will be more effective in your region if you attend the Summit with your region's team to learn the methodology of "collaborative strategic planning and alignment."


Support beyond the conference - the post-conference course:

After the conference, NERETA, along with our expert colleagues from around the country, will be providing an eight session course to continue to support your efforts in developing your alignment strategies.  This course is FREE to full conference attendees!

This conference and the follow-up course are specifically centered on the methodologies that are used in developing industry partnerships, sector strategies and cluster initiatives.  


Academic underpinning:

The processes and course are based heavily on the work of The Global Practitioners Network of Competitiveness, Clusters and Innovation (which is based on the work of Michael Porter of Harvard Business School).

Day 1 afternoon strategy session - "Developing a Talent Pipeline for the Tech Industry" - will be led by Dr, Eric Hansen of Economic Transformations Group (ETG)  (he was one of the people who helped Silicon Valley with its clustering initiative!).

Day 2 afternoon strategy session - "Supporting Entrepreneurs and Business Growth" - will be led by Maria Meyers from Sourcelink.

This truly will be an opportunity to learn, grow, align strategies...and develop a plan of action for your region that will make a difference!


Why you should come:

Don't let the unemployment rate fool you into thinking that the economy is fine.  It is not. There are not enough jobs for people who needs jobs...and at the same time there are not enough skilled people to take jobs that are available.  

The world of work has changed significantly, but how we address the challenges of providing a skilled workforce have not kept up with the times.  We need faster solutions to address increasingly more complex challenges to assure economic vitality into the future.  This cannot happen through silos of service.  We must actively collaborate!

Come to the Summit with a team from your region if you are serious about leading the US economy into the future.


If you want to pay by check:

Checks chould be made out to NERETA.

Please mail checks to:


PO Boix 7 

Barryville, NY 12719

Please include the form on the registration page of the event website: