Future Workforce Summit

Virtual Future Workforce Summit November 15

Southeast Washington Future Workforce Summit

NOVEMBER 15, 2022
12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Virtual Edition

Register for the Workforce Summit here.

There is no charge to attend.
Investing in our future workforce can pay big dividends. Join representatives from business, labor, education, and government, working together to pave the way from the classroom to high-demand careers! Together we will explore opportunities to collaborate and create new partner-ships to close the talent gap and better prepare students for career success. This year’s Summit highlights opportunities in environmental restoration and clean energy and offers an opportunity to join the Career Connect Washington team. For questions or more information, please contact Jim Kindle, Regional Career Connected Learning Coordinator, at 509-222-6514 or [email protected].

Summit Schedule

12:00 PM - Session 1: Building Our Region’s Clean Energy

In this session you will hear from industry experts about the future of clean energy jobs in our region and how our nuclear history is evolving into a clean energy future.

Panel Speakers:

Matthew Boehnke, WA State Representative, 8th Legislative District
Kristen Ellis, Director for Regulatory, Intergovernmental & Stakeholder Engagement, US Department of Energy
John Eschenberg, President, Central Plateau Cleanup Company (CPCCo)

Session Moderator:  David Reeploeg, Vice President for Federal Programs, TRIDEC

1:00 PM - Session 2: Career Connect Washington: National Recognition, Local Impact

Critical talent shortages are driving employers to become “talent makers” not simply “talent takers.” In this session, learn how Career Connect Washington is building a nationally recognized initiative that inspires local students and is building the workforce of the future.

Panel Speakers:

Kentin Alford, CTE Teacher, Chiawana High School
Maud Daudon, Executive Leader, Career Connect Washington
Abigail Smith, Partner, Bain & Company

Session Moderator:  Vicki Bogenberger, STEM Foundation Board Member

2:00 PM - Session 3: Grant Opportunities: CCW Program Builder Workshop

Career Connect Washington has awarded more than $12 million statewide to higher-ed, K-12, and community-based organizations to design career-connected learning programs. In this workshop you will learn how your organization can apply for up to $250,000 to become part of the CCW team

Panel Speakers:

Wayne Bridges, Director of Technician Training, Toyota of Puyallup
Karen Dove, Executive Director, ANEW
Sue Kane, Director of STEM Initiatives & Strategic Partnership, North Central Education Service District
Kendra Reiser, Senior Project Manager, Career Connect Washington

Session Moderator:  Jim Kindle, Regional Career Connected Learning Coordinator, Educational Service District 123
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