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Future of Work Townhall: Higher Education and the Battle for Gen Z Talent

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Future of Work Townhall: Higher Education and the Battle for Gen Z Talent

October 5, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am

The future of work is top of mind in Michigan as policymakers, business leaders, nonprofits, and academia grapple with one of our state’s chief concerns: attracting and retaining Gen Z talent.

Please save the date (October 5, 2023, 8:00-10:00 AM) to attend this all-important discussion and spread the word to have your colleagues and associates join us.

Registration is required. Please sign up by visiting our Eventbrite link here

Location:
Henry Ford College, Main Campus, 5101 Evergreen Rd., Dearborn

Date:
Thursday, October 5, 2023

Time:
8:00 a.m.    –  Doors open
8:45 a.m.    –  Program begins
10:15 a.m.  –  Program concludes

Coffee and light refreshments will be provided with plenty of time to network.

Event Description

On Thursday, Oct. 5 at 8:45 a.m., Detroit Public TV’s “One Detroit” team along with many of the state’s top critical thinkers will participate in a live, in-person Future of Work townhall on the campus of Henry Ford College, tackling crucial issues such as: How does Michigan stack up against states like California, Texas and New York? What must it do to become a destination for aspiring workers?  And how will it provide the talent to drive the burgeoning and expanding sectors of mobility, energy and healthcare?

The event will include a one-on-one conversation between Michigan’s newly appointed Chief Growth Officer, Hilary Doe and Michigan Radio’s Zoe Clark as they discuss Doe’s challenge and her plans for attracting a younger generation of talent, not just to join the workforce but to become advocates for Michigan.

The Detroit News’ Nolan Finley will be joined by new Wayne State President, Kimberly Andrews Espy and Henry Ford College President, Russ Kavalhuna. They will explore how higher education in Michigan should respond to the growing talent gap and what conversations are needed to take place between community colleges and four-year universities? What can each do at all levels (admissions, financial, supports for students, working with employers) to retain and bring Gen Z into Michigan?

There will also be a focused discussion on equity with American Black Journal’s Stephen Henderson, addressing how Michigan can improve outcomes for young students of color and what Michigan’s institutions of higher education must do to diversify their admissions and ensure first-generation students have the support they need.

This event is made possible by the support of DPTV’s Future of Work partners:

  • Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation
  • Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation
  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation
  • Lawrence Technological University
  • Powering Michigan
  • Citizens Research Council
  • Detroit Economic Club
  • Henry Ford College
  • Michigan Learning Channel

Hope to see you there!

Location

Henry Ford College, Main Campus,
5101 Evergreen Rd., Dearborn MI,
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Date & Time

October 5 at 8:00am - October 5 at 10:30am

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