Join Us at the Florida Workforce Collaboration Summit

Published on Aug 21, 2019

Updated on Nov 3, 2022

Written by Remie Verougstraete

Join Us at the Florida Workforce Collaboration Summit

Emsi is excited to announce the upcoming Workforce Collaboration Summit on September 26 in Gainesville, FL. This unique, one-day event will bring together leaders from higher education, economic and workforce development, and private industry—all with one shared mission: helping Florida’s workforce thrive in the modern economy.

In today’s tight labor market and dynamic economy, it takes all stakeholders working together to ensure that training programs are aligned with the evolving needs of regional industries and employers. Summit participants will explore how labor market information can empower this collaboration by providing an objective basis for informed decision-making.

University of Florida Harn Museum of Art, site of the Workforce Collaboration Summit

Using data to help align Florida’s workforce needs

Dr. Rob Kadel

We’re excited to have Dr. Rob Kadel, senior research fellow at the Strada Institute for the Future of Work, presenting the keynote address on the new geography of skills. Dr. Kadel will share how a skill-based approach to labor market analysis can help regions identify the unique needs and opportunities most relevant to their area. The presentation will include specific research findings for the state of Florida.

In addition to the keynote, the Summit provides an opportunity to connect with peers and learn from leaders at the forefront of making data-driven decisions. The schedule includes a leadership forum, 10-minute master classes, as well as a town hall-style conversation.

Registration is free, and includes lunch. Please check out the event page for more details, including a full list of speakers and an outline of the day’s agenda. Space is limited, so register soon to save your spot!

Emsi is pleased to co-host this event with the University of Florida and the Florida Consortium of Metropolitan Research Universities. If you have any questions about the event, please contact Doug Heckman. To learn more about Emsi, visit