UIC Urban Forum

2016 UIC Urban Forum

15 September 2016

Jobs and the Labor Force of Tomorrow
Migration, Training, Education

Dynamic metropolitan economies require a diverse, trained and available work force that adapts to the needs of commerce, industry, government and the service sector today as well as in the future. The rapidly changing economy demands that the workforce be adaptable and flexible by continuously increasing skill levels, providing training opportunities, and recognizing the quick pace of job shifting.

The 2016 Urban Forum will focus on human capital development to address the contemporary challenges that shape human capital in metropolitan regions by examining the role of migration and immigration, K-12 education preparedness, post-secondary workforce training and development efforts, and recruitment and professional development of Millennials.


2016 Co-chairs

Toni Preckwinkle, President, Cook County Board

Juan Salgado, President and CEO, Instituto del Progreso Latino

Michael Amiridis, Chancellor, UIC