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TALENT AND QUALITY OF PLACE

Today's students are tomorrow's business leaders. The Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce Talent department works to align business and education to ensure that your business and the Fort Worth region has a highly educated, available, and technically skilled workforce.

About The Fort Worth Chamber Talent and Economic Inclusion Strategy

One of the most important contributors to a successful business and a thriving regional economy is talent – a world-class workforce with the skills and background that businesses need to thrive and grow. Building the talent pipeline is about more than putting people through our early learning K-12 and higher education institutions. It's about building business and education partnerships that meet current and future talent needs. The Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce works to bring educators and employers together to benefit students and businesses, improving our economy and quality of place. Educators get a better understanding of the skills our businesses and industries need to be competitive, and businesses provide experiences that give our educators and students real-life business applications. 

 

Results that Matter

Our goals to support the growth of a skilled regional workforce include: 

  • Improve the education attainment of our region by increasing the proportion of adults in the Fort Worth Region with post-secondary degrees, certificates or other credentials by 5% by 2021.
  • Increase our regional talent supply in targeted industries by 10% by 2021.
  • Increase affordable and workforce housing units by 20%
  • Decrease the poverty rate by 10%

 

Strategies

  • Provide employer-based examples of best practices in talent development, attraction, and retention
  • Increase employer engagement with educational institutions, workforce partners, and nonprofits focused on talent and quality of place.
  • Collect and share data and stories related to education, workforce, poverty, and quality of place.
  • Attract, develop, and retain college students and young professionals.
  • Monitor and strengthen the entire talent pipeline to build a more robust workforce for our growing economy

 

Major Initiatives

  • Talent Champions
  • Vision Fort Worth
  • Healthcare Industry Sector Partnership
  • Workforce Data
  • Education Data
  • Local College Student Retention
  • Targeted Industry Talent Attraction
  • Employer Engagement with Schools, Colleges, Nonprofits, and Workforce Partners

 

Committees

  • Talent Committee
  • College Completion Committee
  • Quality of Place Committee

 

Get Involved!

Are you passionate about our current and future workforce?  We invite you to get involved today. To learn more, contact Dr. Tony Edwards, Senior VP of Talent and Economic Inclusion, or check out some of our Talent and Economic Inclusion programs in the left-hand navigation bar for more information.