In January, Mission: Graduate convened local employers and representatives from higher education to share the initial findings from the 2018 Bridging the Talent Gap survey.
The survey was conducted in late 2018 and is intended to inform the community about hiring challenges and skill gaps in our central New Mexico region.
Bridgett Strickler and Dr. Dan Ash of Bridging the Talent Gap delivered the results to a group of about 100 employers who filled out the survey. In total, 126 employers, and 313 employees completed the survey.
Participants were very engaged by the conversation,” says Jessica Nojek, Mission: Graduate Executive Director. “Hearing the employer voice is important in understanding how we can better serve young people and adults in setting them up for success and economic mobility.”