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The first ever "Greater Mankato Talent Symposium:" was held on May 2, 2012. It was an important community conversation and strategic planning session to help the Greater Mankato region capitalize on talent.
Having the right talent for our current and future jobs is the key business and economic development issue going forward. Which is why Greater Mankato Growth together with our higher education partners and the South Central Workforce Council, conducted a Talent Supply & Demand Study. This study reveals the current job vacancies and projected demand openings from area businesses and compares them to the numbers of graduates from our colleges and universities by types of degrees, diplomas and certificates.
Help Our Region Capitalize on Talent:
- match our talent to our current and future business needs
- develop and/or attract talent in areas where we have a shortage
- attract businesses in areas where we have a surplus of talent
- hear the results from the Greater Mankato Talent Supply & Demand Study
- review employer survey data that identifies area jobs that need talented workers today and in the future
- review college graduation data from 2007-2011 from our 5 area colleges and universities: Bethany Lutheran College, Gustavus Adolphus College, Minnesota State University, Mankato, Rasmussen College, South Central College
- analyze the anticipated employer demand against our talent supply to identify our opportunities for increased business and talent development
Talent Supply & Demand Report
Greater Mankato Growth, together with the South Central Workforce Council and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), has released the results of the area’s first comprehensive workforce Talent Supply & Demand Study. The organizations’ goal in conducting the study was to capitalize on the talent in our region. The study compared anticipated employer demand to the region’s talent supply in order to identify increased business and talent development opportunities. The Talent Supply & Demand Report includes workforce and employment data, as well as student data from our region’s five higher education institutions: Bethany Lutheran College, Gustavus Adolphus College, Minnesota State University, Mankato, Rasmussen College and South Central College.