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9/29/2020 Cobb Chamber
Cobb Chamber to Debut Workforce Development Summit

The Cobb Chamber will host its first Workforce Development Summit at the Cobb Galleria Centre on Wednesday, November 4, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., to provide insights into and engaging discussions around the current and future state of workforce in Cobb County.

During the luncheon, industry experts and educational leaders will discuss the overall workforce development needs of our community, innovative solutions aimed at addressing those needs, and trends in Cobb’s most noted industries, which include Advanced Manufacturing, Construction & Skilled Trades, Healthcare & Bioscience, Technology, and Logistics & Supply Chain. 

Speakers include:

  • Greg Dozier, Commissioner, Technical College System of Georgia
  • Geoff Duncan, Lieutenant Governor, Georgia
  • Dr. Ron Newcomb, President, Chattahoochee Technical College
  • Dr. Gilles LaMarche, Vice President of University Advancement, Life University
  • Dr. Grant Rivera, Superintendent, Marietta City Schools
  • And more Industry Leaders from Cobb’s high-demand industry clusters.

One of the greatest concerns for both existing industries and companies looking to relocate to Cobb County is workforce. Recognizing the important role workforce development plays in driving economic and personal wellbeing, SelectCobb and the Cobb Chamber launched the Cobb Workforce Partnership. This initiative brings together key stakeholders in workforce development to create solutions for today’s challenges and strategizing for tomorrow’s needs to ensure our companies have access to world-class talent.

To register for the 2020 Workforce Development Summit, visit cobbchamber.org/events. General admission starts at $50 for Chamber members—and is $75 for non-members.

Workforce Development Summit event sponsors include, Presenting Sponsors, Frenik Marketing Group and Georgia Power; Gold Sponsors, Cumberland Community Improvement District, Cushman & Wakefield, Development Authority of Cobb County, Holder Construction, Life University, and the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce; and Silver Sponsors, The Bottoms Group, Delta Community Credit Union, Gas South and LOUD Security Systems.

For more information about the 2020 Workforce Development Summit, contact Nate Futrell, Senior Manager of Workforce Initiatives, at nfutrell@cobbchamber.org. If you’d like to join our list of proud sponsors, contact Mary Karras at mkarras@cobbchamber.org.