Councils

Educated Workforce Council

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Councils

Educated Workforce Council

A robust workforce pipeline tops the list of concerns by the business community.

MAC’s Educated Workforce Council strives to deliver workforce solutions by aligning our workforce development efforts with education initiatives for a lasting impact. By engaging and partnering with schools, our investors help improve their long-term skill and workforce needs. MAC engages across the education spectrum from early childhood education, K-12, and post-secondary and technical training. The pipeline from our K-12 schools to the more than 70 colleges and universities in the region is rich with opportunities and provides a natural link to our workforce development initiatives. The Council works hand-in-hand with the MAC Workforce & Education Partners – a group of public sector and non-profit organizations with workforce and education as their primary focus – to further our goals in a strategic, coordinated way.
 

Connect * Engage * Impact

The MAC Educated Workforce Council works with policy makers and community leaders to:
• Strengthen the cradle-to-career pipeline to support regional economic growth
• Create and advocate for workforce and education policies, including early childhood education, teacher and leadership preparation, strong intervention programs for challenged students, strategic partnerships between our schools and institutions of higher and technical education, and workforce development
• Support a shared vision for the region through Learn4Life, the metro education partnership that focuses on increasing student achievement and improving outcomes
• Keep the business community informed of available resources to help with workforce challenges and opportunities to engage in the education system
• Identify and address education and workforce challenges for our target industries and skill levels
• Help Atlanta Public Schools (APS) meet student achievement goals by mobilizing business and community support through Atlanta Partnership for Education (APFE), a joint program between APS and MAC for more than 30 years

 

What’s in it for You and Your Company?

• Stay informed about policy issues
• Influence and develop policy positions
• Advocate for specific policies in the business community
• Build your professional network
• Added value through exclusive content and experiences
• Impact your business’s ability to grow and attract talent

 

Council Leaders

Steve Lewis

Steve Lewis

Troutman Sanders

Managing Partner

Glenn Mitchell

Glenn Mitchell

Ernst & Young

Managing Partner

MAC Staff

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Marshall Guest

Metro Atlanta Chamber

Vice President, Business Climate

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Amy Lancaster

Metro Atlanta Chamber

Director, Workforce Development

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Tim Cairl

Metro Atlanta Chamber

Director, Education Policy

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Jenny Jang

Metro Atlanta Chamber

Senior Project Manager