Source: Oak Ridge Today | April 23, 2019

The opening session for Safety Fest TN this year will feature a panel on regional workforce development.

The kick-off event is from 8:30-11 a.m. Tuesday, April 30, at the New Hope Center at Y-12 National Security Complex.

That opening session will include a discussion by influential educators and employers on regional workforce development challenges, a press release said. The panel will be called, “Facing Future Workforce Development Needs Today.”

“Panelists will discuss the challenges associated with attracting, hiring, and retaining the brightest and best of all skill levels to our region while exploring approaches they are implementing to meet those challenges,” the press release said.

Jeff McCord, Tennessee commissioner of labor and workforce development, will give a keynote address before the panel discussion.

The program will end promptly at 11 a.m. so attendees can attend a lunch sponsored by Consolidated Nuclear Security lunch and the opening of Safety Expo, both located in the foyer of New Hope Center, the press release said.

You can register for the opening session and the lunch at

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