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2014 EXEMPLARY PROGRAM AWARDS

CREDIT WORKFORCE PROGRAM
The Industrial Manufacturing Academy
South Seattle College


NONCREDIT WORKFORCE PROGRAM
Carreras en Salud: A Chicago Bilingual Healthcare Partnership
Instituto del Progreso Latino


 

Keynote Speakers

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Thursday October 30
8:00 am - Regency Ballroom

Workforce Development for Regional Economies: An Occupational Approach

 
  Ann Markusen, Ph.D.
  Professor and Director, Project on Regional and Industrial Economics
  Hubert Humphrey School of Public Affairs
  University of Minnesota



Despite state and local initiatives, disparate funding streams and operating conventions such as industry rather than occupational mindsets have made it difficult to integrate workforce and economic development. This talk demonstrates that the occupational structure of an industry in one region may be very different from that of the same industry in another. It proposes a much greater emphasis on locally tailored occupational approaches to both educational and post-schooling workforce preparation and retraining. While working with employers is important, workforce educators can also work with occupational groups, from trade unions that run apprenticeship programs to professional associations with experience in training and placement. Successful examples are shared.

 


Friday October 31
8:00 am - Regency Ballroom

Workforce Education - A Promise at Risk


  Claudio Sanchez

  Education Correspondent
  National Public Radio



 


Claudio Sanchez will focus his keynote remarks on policies and practices in higher education that have contributed to the gap between post-secondary education and workforce needs, and the growing disconnect between our economy’s demands and Americans’ job skills. He will also examine why this issue has become so politicized.


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