SPEAKER: Charley Ayres
What Happened to My Daddy’s Job? Workforce development is an essential component of community economic development and business growth. “What happened to my Daddy’s job” gives an overview of the economic, demographic, and social evolutions that are impacting our hiring practices, corporate expansions, and purchasing. It will provide participants with a better understanding of the significant changes and challenges that may impact talent recruitment and development into the future. Learning objective: Develop a broad understanding of the economic, demographic, and social evolutions impacting workforce practices Increase knowledge and understanding of the changes in the workforce landscape in order to better prepare future employees and improve hiring practices .
Charley Ayres joined the Central Texas Workforce Board staff in October of 2018 after serving as an economic development professional for the City of Round Rock and The City of Temple for the past sixteen years. Serving as the Director of Industry/Education Partnerships, Charley is responsible for the delivery of programs and services designed to prepare Central Texans for jobs and to equip those workers with the skills needed to foster economic growth. Charley's experience includes sitting on the Board of Round Rock ISD Partners in Education and numerous Advisory Councils for our Public School Districts in Central Texas. He was invited by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to participant in the Institute for a Competitive Workforce, served as Co-Chair of Workforce Development on the Board of Directors for the Texas Economic Development Council and was appointed to serve as the Chairman of Bell County’s Census Complete Count Committee by Judge David Blackburn. He currently serves on the Board of the Development District of Central Texas and the City of Temple Comprehensive Plan Advisory Council. Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Charley is a graduate of McCallum High School. He received his MBA Business Management Certification from Tulane University and was awarded a professional certification in Labor Market Analytics from Economic Modeling Specialists. He most recently completed his certification as a Workforce Development Professional. Charley aspires to be the kind of man his dog thinks he is.
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