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This panel discussion focused on ways to strengthen the cybersecurity talent pipeline and build a sufficient and sustainable workforce as cybersecurity threats become more complex and widespread. It also examined critical needs in training and education and explored how the public and private sectors are working together to fill those gaps.
Workforce opportunities abound in the electric vehicles sector, whether it be working in a battery or vehicle manufacturing plant or retrofitting the electrical system in a parking garage. There are, however, significant gaps in the workforce and EV infrastructure. This webinar analyzed how smart investments can address these gaps and the local economic benefits of investing in a robust EV workforce.
The American Disabilities Act was passed by Congress over 30 years ago. This webinar highlights the progress western states have since made and the continuing work to remove barriers and improve employment opportunities for people with disabilities. This is especially critical in rural areas, where western states can serve as leaders in how they address opportunity, community, and especially connectivity.
Rural western communities faced unique public health challenges and vulnerabilities as they managed the COVID-19 pandemic. This webinar featured leaders from Blaine County, Idaho, an early hot spot of cases, who shared their response to the crisis and how they continue to manage the spread of coronavirus. Attendees learned strategies for implementing a coordinated response and what the next phases of management and recovery will look like.
The Chair Initiative of North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum included 12 webinars focused on building vibrant rural communities by fostering opportunity, increasing connectivity, and strengthening the unique sense of community that has defined the west for generations. Panelists discussed broadband data mapping, tribal connectivity, investments by electric and telephone cooperative, broadband needs for community hubs, and the economic impacts of COVID-19. Find all the webinars