Resilient Workforce Ecosystems

A first-of-its-kind pandemic is impacting communities around the globe. The challenges surrounding these uncertain times seem never-ending: record-breaking unemployment, mandatory business closures, shifts to remote work, social distancing measures, and so much more.

Regional workforce ecosystems must retool for the future. ACT® Workforce Solutions and ACT® Work Ready Communities are here with you as we navigate challenging times and prepare for inevitable impacts on our communities.

Join us, Wednesday, April 22, for a free webinar as we share stories of resilience. We’ll also talk about:
  • Roles and functions of the workforce ecosystem during a disaster and in recovery
  • Resources for resiliency planning and analytics
  • Re-employment strategies, solutions, and promising practices
  • Upskilling and reskilling tools and solutions

Ready to take the next step?

We’re ready to help you determine how ACT® Workforce Solutions can benefit your institution. Fill out the form to have a conversation with ACT about implementing the NCRC into your PLA program.


Guest Presenters

Denny Smith
Certified WorkKeys Profiler and Director of Testing and Assessment at Calhoun Community College
Will Coppage
Executive Director at Washington County Economic Alliance
Lottie Ryans
Director of Workforce and Literacy Initiatives at First Tennessee Development District
Mark Stevans
Director of Special Projects at First Tennessee Development District
Dennis Williamson
Director of Workforce Development at Western Arkansas Planning & Development District

ACT Presenters

Jasen JonesJasen Jones joined ACT as a vital member of the Work Ready Communities team in 2017. Prior to working with ACT, Jasen managed the award-winning Southwest Missouri Workforce Development Board. His career also includes work with two local Chambers of Commerce and a seven-year stint in radio broadcasting.

Jasen completed the U.S. Chamber Institute for Organization Management at Colorado College and the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma. The National Association of Workforce Development Professionals awarded Jasen the Thomas Ahlers System Building Award in 2015. Throughout his career, Jasen has attained numerous state and national awards, along with being a part of prominent case studies for the integration of workforce and economic development.

Mary LeFebvreMary LeFebvre is a Principal Research Scientist for ACT Policy. Her primary focus is researching national workforce policy issues, competency supply/demand analysis, program evaluation, and K-Career transitions. Prior to joining ACT in 2010, Mary was the Workforce Research Manager at the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center within the Missouri Department of Economic Development where she provided occupational research, analysis of talent development systems, policy evaluation, and coordination of public and private organizations for business retention research and planning. Mary has an MS in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Christopher Newport University and a BS in Psychology from Missouri State University.