JOTF partnered with the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region to convene Prince George's County nonprofit and government leaders for a conversation about workforce issues in the region.
The event was a follow-up to a 2012 event during which participants expressed hunger for more information about needs and opportunities in the County. JOTF conducted research to build a foundation for deeper discussion and the development of next steps to strengthen the local workforce system. The final product was a report, Obstacles & Opportunities: The Workforce Development Landscape in Prince George's County, Maryland. At the event, JOTF's senior policy analyst Andrea Roethke shared the findings of this research.
Following the presentation, David Harrington, President and CEO of the Prince George's Chamber of Commerce, facilitated a group discussion. The conversation gave participants the opportunity to discuss which issues resonate most strongly based on participant's experience in the County and how to proceed with next steps for increasing access and opportunity in the workforce system.