Industry Insights

Monday, March 26th

The partnership between industry and the workforce development system is critical to meeting goals of individual and community economic growth. Through our focus on Industry Insights on Monday, March 26th, attendees receive direct input from industry leaders and hear firsthand the changing dynamics of the workplace, how industry is responding to those changes, and how workforce boards can be more effective at fueling talent to grow our economies.

General Session Panel Discussion

Monday, March 26
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Fueling Talent for the Future

How are companies adapting to a landscape where business models and systems do not yield the same bottom line results they did even just two years ago? Can business & industry make the shifts required to accommodate changes in recruiting, training, and hiring practices and maximize employee performance? What roles do technology, generational factors, and global economic issues play in supporting business growth or contributing to further evolution? This exciting panel of leaders from a cross-section of industries will discuss the key issues impacting their industry and share how they are fueling talent to prepare for the next wave of change.

Nicole Isaac, Head of U.S. Policy, LinkedIn, Washington, D.C.

Michael Bellaman, CEO, Associated Builders & Contractors
Mark Carrier, CHA, Chair, American Hotel & Lodging Association
Ellen Davis, Executive Director, National Retail Federation Foundation
Rob Gifford, Executive VP, National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation
Bill Hanvey, President & CEO, Auto Care Association
Todd Thibodeaux, CEO, CompTIA 

Industry Insights Sessions

10:15 AM – 11:30 AM

U.S. Workforce Boards are working across all industry sectors to fuel talent that meets the needs of business. A recent NAWB survey showed that 97% of boards have sector initiatives in health care, and 93% have initiatives with manufacturing. Join business leaders from these and other sectors to gain deeper insights into the complex challenge of identifying the profile of workers needed both today and in the future, and learn the approaches they are taking to recruit and hire workers that can meet the changing dynamics and requirements in the workplace.  The panelists will offer insights into how and with whom they are partnering to meet the shifting workplace needs and provide their thoughts on how workforce development boards can engage with business in this evolving environment. 

Health Care
Session Leader: Sarah Miller, Associate Vice President, Workforce and Economic Development, CAEL

Hospitality & Retail
Session Leader: Sallie Glickman, Principal, SJM Consulting

Session Leader: Mike Glavin, Director, Workforce Development Policy & Programs, Associated Builders & Contractors

Session Leader: Gardner Carrick, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, The Manufacturing Institute, National Association of Manufacturers

IT, Networking, and CyberSecurity
Session Leader: Andrew Bercich, Solutions Executive, IBM

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