International Summit on Job Creation and Workforce Development

Even though it is summer at SIPA and many of our students are dispersed around the world completing internships, activities at the university focused on policy issues do not stop.  Evidence can be found in a summit that took place yesterday, featuring a keynote address by NYC Major Michael Bloomberg.

“Job Creation and Workforce Development”
Thursday, June 25, 2009, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Low Memorial Library, Columbia University in the City of New York.

New York City Global Partners, Inc, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) Local Economic and Employment Development Programme, and Columbia University in the City of New York are pleased to convene this summit, which brings together governmental leaders, policy professionals, and renowned intellectuals from 21 nations.

Cities represented are Addis Ababa, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Athens, Baltimore, Barcelona, Belfast, Brussels, Budapest, Calgary, Caracas, Copenhagen, Dublin, Fortaleza, Hong Kong, Kolkata, London, Manila, Miami, Milan, Philadelphia, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago, Shanghai, St. Petersburg, Stockholm, Tokyo, Toronto and Vancouver.

This international summit will showcase successful initiatives from New York City and around the world that improve the technical skills and quality of the urban workforce and meet the needs of critical and growing sectors of the economy.

During the summit’s public program, New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and leaders from Barcelona, London, Santiago, Shanghai, and the OECD will discuss programmatic solutions and implementation strategies that strengthen the urban workforce.  This event is part of a two-day dialogue between New York City leaders and their counterparts from around the world.

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