FSU Spearheading Counties' Economic Development Project
Last Updated on Feb 22, 2019 at 2:45pm | Workforce Development
Dr. Eyad Youssef, MBA Coordinator at Frostburg State University, and his students are seeking information from employers and employees, both in paper format and digitally, to not only determine workforce needs in the region, but also to gauge the discrepancy between unfilled regional positions and unemployed regional workers.
Cooperation with regional economic officials from Allegany, Mineral, and Garrett Counties has led to a comprehensive pair of surveys that will hopefully illuminate key areas of regional needs in terms of workforce training and soft and hard skills. The first will target regional employers of franchises, small businesses, and corporations in an attempt to learn what skills employers require of potential employees, why regional organizations have difficulties filling vacant positions, and the effect of various regional limitations on workforce recruitment. The second will target regional employees and will focus on workforce skill sets, educational assets of the workforce, and job-hunting approaches.
The ultimate goal of the surveys is to better understand how institutions like Frostburg State University, in addition to employers themselves, may assist in preparing the regional workforce for local employment in entry-level, mid-level, and senior-level positions.
Individuals may respond to the surveys online or download the surveys and respond manually.
The deadline for responses is March 21, 2019.