Life Sciences Talent-to-Industry Exchange report available
The Talent-to-Industry Exchange (TIE) concept was introduced in 2016 as a way to improve the labor supply in key industry sectors, growing the human capital necessary to attract and retain companies in the Kansas City region. This strategy was put forward as a KC Rising
pilot project to address the alignment of the region’s education pipeline with workforce needs in specific industries.
Each industry-specific TIE includes (1) a detailed economic and labor analysis;
(2) an educational asset inventory; (3) business engagement through surveys and facilitated discussions; and (4) an action plan and timeline for implementation. This report provides the economic and labor analysis for the first TIE, which focuses on life sciences industry in Greater Kansas City. It includes information from business engagement that took place in late 2016. Download the report»
Johnson County student honored as “9-1-1 Hero”
On Tuesday, Jan 24, the Mid-America Regional Council’s Public Safety Communications Program and the Johnson County Emergency Communications Center honored 11-year-old Ava Hawn for demonstrating the proper use of 9-1-1 in an emergency. Josh Lynch, operations manager for Johnson County Emergency Management and Communications, presented the award to Ava at a special ceremony at Leawood Middle School in Leawood, Kansas.
On two occasions in November 2016, the Leawood student took decisive action and called 9-1-1 when her father became ill after receiving medical treatment. On both occasions, Ava clearly and calmly described the situation to Operations Supervisor Nicki Lantz. Ava repeated her father’s address and she explained that he was ill. Read more»