Build Your Talent Pool, Strickland Style

Yes there are National skill shortages, but this national problem can only be answered locally. Every locale has its very own personality, needs, and in this case skill gaps. You weren't naive enough to think we could just start-up a national skill factory and answer the problem did you. The root of the problem is LOCAL and to answer this problem you can't expect national answers.

Hard questions...
What are you doing to answer your local community's talent problems? Are the kids in your Junior High, High School, Community College, and Universities focusing on curriculum that will provide for the local economy? Does your company support adult education classes and resources that will re-tool adults specifically for another local career and fill your local talent gaps? How is your company impacting talent growth in your community?

A man with ANSWERS... Now lets change focus to a man who is truly making a difference and impacting lives daily by interacting, educating and creating TOP TALENT locally and hopefully soon in 100 local markets. Bill Strickland is President and CEO of Manchester Bidwell Corporation. At the Texas Workforce Commission Conference a few months ago I was lucky enough to hear Bill's story of success. No fancy presentations, no whiz bang jargon, just a man sharing his story of hope. This message of hope and success is a template for our workforce and should be, in a variety of ways, implemented in every city throughout the nation. Bill's success comes from a common sense approach of merely doing the right and smart thing, devoid of government and corporate bureaucracy. This cat's got it figured out!

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