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

Presentations

9:15 – 9:45 What is the Skills Gap?

Innovate+Educate

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

Chipotle

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

Beverly Riddick

Networking 4:30 – 5:30

Free admission. Space is limited. Registration required.

PRODUCED IN CONJUNCTION WITH

PG&E
Frontier
Principal
Prudential
US Bank
Wells Fargo

WITH SUPPORT FROM

Rockefeller Foundation