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Forum Aims to Tune Up Tennessee's Workforce for "Knowledge Economy"
For release: Nov. 4, 2005
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Research indicates that Tennessee workers lack the skills and education to attract the types of companies that could spur strong economic growth in the state. In an effort to meet these challenges, the FedEx Institute of Technology and Workforce ADL Co-Lab will co-sponsor a dinner and discussion on "Tuning Up Tennessee's Workforce" with Matt Kisber, commissioner of the state's Department of Economic and Community Development. The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at the FedEx Institute on the University of Memphis campus.

A skilled labor force is often the top consideration when companies consider relocating. The goal of the forum is to come up with strategic actions and training initiatives to help Tennessee transition from a post-industrialized economy to a "knowledge economy."

The cost of the dinner is $30; a cash bar opens at 6:30 p.m. Registration can be done online, following the link at www.workforcecolab.org/events.

More information is available by phone at 901-678-5736 or via email to Xiangen Hu at xhu@workforcecolab.org.

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