Northeastern-Seattle played a prominent role at Economic Development Council of Seattle and King County (formerly enterpriseSeattle)’s 41st Annual Economic Forecast Conference last week at the Washington State Convention Center. The Conference focus was on the urgent shortage of qualified technology workers in the Puget Sound region. This problem is created in part by the tremendous success of the region and state in attracting technology companies of all sizes and shapes, including globally-respected giants, Microsoft, Amazon, Real Networks, F5 Networks and hundreds of other companies.
Northeastern University-Seattle’s Dean & CEO, Tayloe Washburn gave a talk over lunch to the 700 attendees, in which he outlined the action being taken by the Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) to tackle this issue in 2013. Washburn chairs the WTIA’s Workforce Development Committee, and is coordinating its efforts with many other higher education institutions in the state.
For a copy of the WTIA Workforce Development Committee goals and 2013 strategy, click here.