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East Tennessee Workforce Summit 2019
July 18 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
$129 for Non-members
$29 for Students
The Evolving World of Work
Identifying Strategies for the Modern Workforce
Join us for a one-day summit where employers, education providers and policy makers will share their insights and vision into what work is. The gap between workforce needs and workforce supply will be discussed and strategies to bridge the gap will be identified during the full-day of panel discussions and speakers.
Bill Fox, Director of the Center for Business & Economic Research
University of Tennessee
Scheduled for 9:00 a.m.
Moderator – Ron Edmond, ORAU
Ken Rueter, President & CEO of UCOR
Justin Holcombe, CEO of ZYP Coatings
Scott Laska, Manager of SL Tennessee
Jeremy Biggs, Chief Administrative Officer of Methodist Medical Center
Education Provider Panel
Scheduled for 10:30 a.m.
Moderator – Dave Duncan, ORAU
Dr. Chris Whaley, President of Roane State Community College
Dr. Bruce Borchers, Superintendent of Oak Ridge Schools
Danice Turpin, President of Tennessee College of Applied Technology, Harriman
Howard Hall, Professor with University of Tennessee
Andy Page, President & CEO of Oak Ridge Associated Universities
Sharon Younger, President of Younger & Associates
Policy Maker Panel
Scheduled for 1:45 p.m.
Moderator: Eric Abelquist, ORAU
Chelle Travis, Director of Workforce & Economic Development,
Tennessee Higher Education Commission
Ann Thompson, Deputy Commissioner,
Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development
What is Work? The Next Steps
Moderator: Gene Patterson, CNS Y-12
Speaker: Governor Bill Lee (invited) &
Panel Discussion with representatives from each of the three panels
Cost is as follows:
- $99 for Members of the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce (you’ll need to use your Chamber login credentials to receive the discount)
- $129 for those who have not yet chosen to join the Chamber
- $29 for students
Millennium Partners will receive complimentary tickets as follows:
- Titanium – 5
- Platinum – 4
- Gold – 3
- Silver – 2
- Copper – 2
- Bronze – 1
- Pacesetter – 1
For additional information, contact Greta Ownby at the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce.