Voices of the Region: Workforce of the Future: Anticipating Impending Workforce Challenges


Join us as we learn from the best voices in the region and inspire a greater St. Louis in our Voices of the Region speaker series.

In “Workforce of the Future: Anticipating Impending Workforce Challenges,” Hart Nelson, Vice Chancellor of Workforce Solutions Group at St. Louis Community College will discuss the state of our regional workforce and how to prepare for current and future challenges. You’ll understand the trends of the local marketplace and its workforce needs and how the education and business community can help address them.


Event Details

Date: February 6, 2020

Time: 7:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Location: One Metropolitan Square, Suite 1300, St. Louis, MO 63102


Our Speaker

Hart Nelson, Vice Chancellor, Workforce Solutions Group – St. Louis Community College

Hart Nelson was appointed associate vice chancellor, Workforce Solutions Group in May 2018. Nelson has 24 years of career experience in public policy, government relations, intelligence, and information technology. He serves as the lead for economic and workforce development, is responsible for managing corporate and community workforce development, continuing professional development and personal enrichment education, as well as managing entrepreneurial initiatives that reflect the needs of local, regional and national employers.

Most recently, Hart was vice president of public policy for the St. Louis Regional Chamber. He has been a foreign service officer with the U.S. Department of State, an intelligence officer with the United States Navy Reserve, and an information technology architect with IBM.

As a volunteer, he is board treasurer of Citizens for Modern Transit and vice chair of the Missouri Military Preparedness and Enhancement Commission. As part of MMPEC, Hart helped the Missouri Military Advocate develop a strong and continuing relationship with the leadership at Scott Air Force Base, which employs hundreds of Missouri residents and was instrumental in urging the St. Louis Regional Chamber to form a Military Affairs Committee to support the defense industry.

He holds master’s degrees in business administration and information management from Washington University in St. Louis and a Bachelor of Arts in political science and mass communication from the University of California at Berkeley.


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