Thursday, September 25, 2008


The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment will be holding an informational webinar today to introduce a new initiative called Strategies to Enhance Colorado's Talent Through Regional Solutions (SECTRS). This pilot program will address economic development from a local and industry-specific perspective by bringing local partners together to focus on growing certain industry sectors in their regions. 
"Local communities are the incubators of ideas and solutions to some of the state's most difficult challenges," Gov. Bill Ritter said. "This initiative falls in line with what the Jobs Cabinet has been working on - engaging local communities in the policymaking process and finding regional solutions for regional needs. The SECTRS approach will allow us to build on this momentum and move the state toward a more equitable and inclusive economy."
To provide more information about SECTRS, its practical application and the real results it offers, the Department of Labor and Employment and Colorado's Workforce Development Council will be offering an innovative web conference on September 25.
When:             9 to 11 a.m. today (Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008)
The first hour of the two-hour virtual conference will provide an overview of the mission, methods and progress of the SECTRS initiative, its operation and scope. Keynote speaker Dr. Mike Campbell is the Director of Research and Policy for the United Kingdom Commission for Employment and Skills. Dr. Campbell advises the British government on the strategies and policies needed to increase skills, employment and productivity
The second hour will provide more detailed information for county leaders and their partners on how to move forward with the SECTRS initiative.
For more information and to register for this virtual training conference, visit eColorado Announcements.  For more information on the SECTRS Initiative, click here.