• East Tennessee Workforce Summit 2019

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    Name: East Tennessee Workforce Summit 2019
    Date: July 18, 2019
    Time: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM EDT
    Registration: Register Now
    Event Description:

    The Evolving World of Work
    Identifying Strategies for the Modern Workforce 

    Join us for a one-day summit where employers, education providers and policy makers will share their insights and vision into how technology, automation, and generational trends will change the very nature of work and alter the skills needed in the modern workforce.  The gap between workforce needs and workforce supply will be discussed and strategies to bridge the gap will be identified during the full-day of panel discussions and speakers. 

    Registration, Breakfast & Networking
    Scheduled for 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.
    Sponsors: CNS Y-12  

    Opening Presentation
      Scheduled for 8:30 a.m.
      Bill Fox, Director of the Center for Business & Economic Research
            University of Tennessee

    Employer Panel
    Scheduled for 9:00 a.m.
        Moderator - Ron Edmond, ORAU
            Ken Rueter, President & CEO of UCOR
            Justin Holcombe, CFO of ZYP Coatings
            Scott Laska, Manager of SL Tennessee
            Jeremy Biggs, Chief Administrative Officer of Methodist Medical Center
            Brian Arrington, Deputy Chief Human Resources Officer, CNS/Y-12
            Mardell Sours, Human Resources Director,  UT-Battelle/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    Education Provider Panel
    Scheduled for 10:30 a.m.

        Moderator - Dave Duncan, ORAU
            Dr. Chris Whaley, President of Roane State Community College
            Dr. Bruce Borchers, Superintendent of Oak Ridge Schools
            Danice Turpin, President of Tennessee College of Applied Technology, Harriman
            Howard Hall, Professor with University of Tennessee
            Andy Page, President & CEO of Oak Ridge Associated Universities

    Scheduled for 12 to 12:45 p.m.
    Sponsors: Smithbilt Homes/The Preserve

        Sharon Younger, President of Younger & Associates
        Scheduled for 12:45 p.m.

    Policy Maker Panel 
    Scheduled for 1:45 p.m.
        Moderator: Eric Abelquist, ORAU
            Senator Ken Yager, State of Tennessee 
            Representative John Ragan, State of Tennessee
            Representative Kent Calfee, State of Tennessee
            Chelle Travis, Director of Workforce & Economic Development
               Tennessee Higher Education Commission
            Jennie McCabe, Workforce Development Consultant
               Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development
           Morgan Dent, Talent Program Manager 
                Launch Tennessee

    Scheduled for 3 p.m.
    Sponsors: Lindsey Wilson College, Roane State Community College, Pellissippi State Community College

    What is Work? The Next Steps
        Scheduled for 3:15 p.m.
        Moderator: Gene Patterson, CNS Y-12
            Panel Discussion with representatives from each of the three panels
            Ken Rueter, UCOR
            Justin Holcombe, ZYP Coatings
            Jennie McCabe, Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development
            Holly Cross, Oak Ridge Schools

    Cost is as follows: 

    • $99 for Members of the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce (you'll need to use your Chamber login credentials to receive the discount)
    • $129 for those who have not yet chosen to join the Chamber
    • $49 for educators
    • $29 for students 
    Millennium Partners will receive complimentary tickets as follows:
    • Titanium - 5
    • Platinum - 4
    • Gold - 3
    • Silver - 2
    • Copper - 2
    • Bronze - 1
    • Pacesetter - 1
    For additional information, contact Greta Ownby at the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce. 

    Event Sponsors:
    • Oak Ridge Associated Universities
    • Oak Ridge Utility District (ORUD)
    • UCOR
    Pollard Technology Conference Center
    210 Badger Avenue
    Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37830
    Date/Time Information:
    Thursday, July 18
    7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Contact Information:
    Greta Ownby
    $99 for Members of the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce
    $129 for Non-members
    $49 for Educators
    $29 for Students

    Millennium Partner complimentary registration provided based on level.
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