THIS FULL WEBINAR CAN BE VIEWED FOR FREE BY COMPLETING A BRIEF SURVEY@ bit.ly/neretasurvey1 Once the survey time period expires, the webinar may be purchased for $79.50 at www.nereta.org. "From WIRED to What's Next: The Post Recession Partnership for Skills-Driven Economic Development” (presented by Richard Seline, architect of the DOL-ETA WIRED grants initiative) How did the WIRED grants come to be? What impact did they make? Were there any long standing changes due to their implementation? How can we learn from the WIRED grants...and what is the next logical step? Richard Seline, architect of the WIRED grants initiatives presents this third installment of the North East Regional Employment and Training's "National Jobs Crisis Brainstorming Sessions" to discuss how we can learn from WIRED’s sparked regionalism model – and the collaborations still critical today between economic and workforce development. This presentation and participant engagement covers: Why and How WIRED Was Organized to Spark Collaboration The Immediate Lessons Learned During WIRED The Lasting Impact from WIRED and Similar Initiatives What’s Next in the Post Recession Economy Challenging Workforce, Regionalism, and Collaboration Tools and Techniques for Assessing Current, Emerging Skills and Talent Demand And finally, an Update on WIA Reform and the Ready to Work Grant Opportunity And, as a special treat, Dan DeMaio Newton, formerly from Monster.com and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt joins in to engage in a robust dialogue with Richard to discuss lessons learned and strategies going forward.