Early Talent Development Pipeline focus of 3/3 Executive Committee Meeting

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Early Talent Development Pipeline was the focus of 3/3 Executive Committee Meeting

This month’s CLA-OC Executive Committee meeting focused on implementation of CLA-OC’s commitment and carefully designed plan to greatly expand opportunities for underserved students, creating an early talent development pipeline for companies.  The goal is to increase the coalition of companies involved from 5 to at least 12 this year.  

The driver for collective impact is better systems alignment between Education and Business. Two highlighted strategies were the Alteryx Data Analytics Talent Bridge with community colleges and CISOSHARE’s Cybersecurity K12 summer internship program. Building modern youth apprenticeships around innovation sectors was also a key topic.

Chair of CLA-OC’s Education workstream, Kimberly Chavalas Cripe, CEO of CHOC, spoke about intentionality as the key strategy of early talent development, and her firm conviction at CHOC that an ROI exists from their commitment to early talent development.  CLA-OC President, Mark Percy spoke on the goal of preparing youth for jobs of the future, which realistically can only be achieved with much greater industry involvement.

Participating members provided key insights and showed overwhelming support for building an early talent pipeline through engagement in CLA-OC’s summer and fall Career Exploration Experiences.