Building a Talent Pipeline for the Future 


Digital technology is remaking industries, the economy, and how people work — now more than ever. To keep pace with technological change, meet the demand for digital skillsets, and ensure that more people who live in Baltimore, Richmond, and Washington, D.C. can thrive here, employers and educators must collaborate to shape the region’s workforce and tech ecosystem.

In 2018, the Partnership launched the Capital CoLAB (Collaborative of Leaders in Academia and Business to drive solutions that prepared more learners for in-demand, digital tech roles in the region.

Future of Talent

The Future of Talent Partner Conversation Series showcases local, national, and global thought leaders and their efforts to advance talent development, attraction, and retention in the era of hybrid work. This virtual, quarterly series is geared at Chief Human Resources Officers and Chief Diversity Officers from across the Greater Washington Partnership network.

Reports & Insights

Work-Based Learning

Bridging coursework and professional experiences through work-based learning will help the region from Baltimore to Richmond meet its demand for tech talent and expand career pathways to more diverse students, including racial and ethnic minorities and women.

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Employer Signaling System

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The Employer Signaling System (ESS) combines labor market information with employer insights and educator feedback to develop and refresh the knowledge, skills, abilities, and credentials needed for entry level IT roles in the region.

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Skills & Talent Advisory Committee

Nora Gardner

Committee Co-chair
McKinsey & Company

Lisa Hamilton

Committee Co-chair
Annie E. Casey Foundation

Kevin Borgmann

Capital One

Bruce Caswell

Maximus Inc.

John J. DeGioia

Georgetown University

Brian Kenner


Timothy Sands

Virginia Tech

Peter Scher


Ann Ramakumaran

Ampcus, Inc.

Grant Verstandig

Red Cell Partners

Ben Vinson

Howard University

Brooke Weddle

Mckinsey & Company

Ann Addison

Northrop Grumman

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