By collaborating, employers and educators can address the growing skills gap due to boomers retiring, millennials’ career choices, and employee retention.
Join us for our second leadership event to learn how some companies are working directly with training institutions to build an up-skilled workforce from the often overlooked ready to work talent pool.
June 21, 2017
Hosted by U.S. Bank, U.S. Bank Plaza, 200 South 6th Street, Minneapolis, MN
8:30 – 8:45 Welcome
Beverly Riddick, Executive Director, Ready To Work Business Collaborative
8:45 – 9:15 Keynote
9:15 – 9:45 What is the Skills Gap?
9:45 – 10:15 VoTech Education and Middle Skills Training
Break 10:15 – 10:30
School & Employer Panel Discussions
Each panel will give an overview of their initiative, the schools’ responses, and outcomes, followed by Q&A.
10:30 – 11:15 4-Year College Programs
Thomson Reuters and University of Wisconsin: BS Digital Marketing Technology
Partner Healthcare and College for America
11:15 – 12:00 Community College Partnerships
Wyoming Machine and Pine Technical College: Telepresence Solution
LaGuardia Community College and Employer
Lunch 12:00 – 12:45
12:45 – 1:30 Bootcamp Panel: Employers Who See the Value
ZipCode Wilmington, McKinsey’s Generation Initiative
1:30 – 2:00 Panel: Social Responsibility Improves Candidate Pipeline and Retention
Break 2:00 – 2:15
2:15 – 3:45 Workshop: Developing a Program with an Educational Institution
4:00 – 4:30 The Value of Apprenticeships
4:30 – 4:40 Thank You & Wrap Up
Networking 4:30 – 5:30
Free admission. Space is limited. Registration required.
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