JULY Event

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Minnesota Africans United

Workforce Committee Webinar 

Theme: A World of Opportunity Within the Workforce

Minnesota Africans United, in partnership with the Department of Employment and Economic Development, Ramsey County Workforce Solutions, Greater MSP, and Regional Chamber of Commerce is hosting a webinar focused on supporting a stronger workforce while ensuring that employers can easily find talent among the African immigrant community in Minnesota. The goal of this event is to discuss the importance of including all communities in the economic opportunities across our state. From our experience with employers, our state simply does not have enough people to meet employer demand. African immigrants are a critical piece of the equation to keep our economy growing and provide jobs to all people. This zoom event will take place on Saturday, July 31, 2021 from 1:00pm to 3:30pm CST.

 

During this webinar, we will hear from Minnesota Africans who will share their stories of employment challenges they have faced while entering the workforce and ways to mitigate these challenges. Speakers include: Teko Mikael Combey, Information Security Analyst at Target Corporation, Togo & Gabon; Miata Getaweh, African Immigrants Professional Development Conference, Liberia; Mamady Konneh, We Network Now, Guinea Conakry; and Lisa Perez, Prosperity Ready, USA.

 

In addition, we will hear from our Keynote Speaker, Hamse Warfa, Deputy Commissioner, Workforce Development who will share resources available at DEED that the Minnesota State Government has made available to build a stronger workforce within the immigrant community. We will also hear from experts in the field who will discuss the resources available in support of African immigrant workers in Minnesota. This event will feature experts from Regional Chamber of Commerce, Ramsey County Workforce Solutions, and Greater MSP.

Date: Saturday, July 31, 2021
Time: 1pm-3:30pm CST

Pre-program:
12:15pm – All keynote speakers and panelists log in to test technology (Mr. Trokon Richards)

Agenda:

1:00pm – Welcome and Opening Remarks, Dr. Fatima Lawson, Board Chairwoman of Minnesota Africans United


1:05pm – Introduction of Interim Chair of MAU Workforce Committee, Mr. Klark Alomassor


1:05pm – 1:10pm – Mr. Klark introduces Keynote Speaker, Hamse Warfa, Deputy Commissioner, Workforce Development


1:10pm – 1:20pm: Keynote speaker, Hamse Warfa, Deputy Commissioner, Workforce Development


1:20pm –1:21pm: Mr. Klark will introduce Professor Bruce Corrie, Associate Vice President of University Relations at Concordia St. Paul, to moderate Q&A for Hamse Warfa, Deputy Commissioner, Workforce Development

 

1:21pm – 1:41pm: Professor Bruce Corrie, Associate Vice President of University Relations at Concordia St. Paul, will moderate Q&A for Hamse Warfa, Deputy Commissioner, Workforce Development

 

1:41pm – 1:42pm: Mr. Klark will introduce Grace Waltz, Minneapolis Regional Chamber, who will introduce experienced panel

 

1:42pm – 1:45pm: Grace Waltz, Minneapolis Regional Chamber, will introduce the experienced panel: Teko Mikael Combey, Information Security Analyst at Target Corporation, Togo & Gabon; Miata Getaweh, African Immigrants Professional Development Conference, Liberia; Mamady Konneh, We Network Now, Guinea Conakry; and Lisa Perez, Prosperity Ready, USA.

 

1:45pm – 2:30pm: Experienced Panelists: Teko Mikael Combey, Information Security Analyst at Target Corporation, Togo & Gabon; Miata Getaweh, African Immigrants Professional Development Conference, Liberia; Mamady Konneh, We Network Now, Guinea Conakry; and Lisa Perez, Prosperity Ready, USA.

 

2:30pm – 2:32pm: Mr. Klark will introduce moderator for response panel, Professor Bruce Corrie, Associate Vice President of University Relations at Concordia St. Paul


2:32pm – 2:34pm: Professor Bruce Corrie, Associate Vice President of University Relations at Concordia St. Paul introduces response panel: Ling Becker, Ramsey County Workforce Solutions; Matt Lewis, Greater MSP; Grace Waltz, Minneapolis Regional Chamber

 

2:34pm – 3:12pm: Response Panel: Ling Becker, Ramsey County Workforce Solutions; Matt Lewis, Greater MSP; Grace Waltz, Minneapolis Regional Chamber

 

3:12pm – 3:25pm: Q&A from the audience for the response panelists led by Professor Bruce Corrie, Associate Vice President of University Relations at Concordia St. Paul
 

3:25pm – 3:30pm: Closing by Basil Ajuo, President & CEO of MAU