Includes discussion of federal missions in Oak Ridge
Registration for the annual Tennessee Valley Corridor Summit closes Monday. The summit will include a discussion of federal missions in Oak Ridge.
Organizers expect more than 300 national and regionals leaders at the 20th Annual Tennessee Valley Corridor Summit. It’s being held at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City on May 27-28. The Summit will be at the D.P. Culp University Center at ETSU.
“Hundreds of regional leaders will gather in Johnson City to focus on education from the business and industry perspective at the 20th annual Tennessee Valley Corridor Summit,” a press release said. “The sessions at the two-day event will focus on how to ensure tomorrow’s workforce has the skills they need to find quality jobs at home and how the region’s educational institutions can partner with businesses and organizations for better success.”
WHEN: May 27-28
*** Registration for the event closes on Monday, May 18. Please visit www.TennValleyCorridor.org to register.
WHERE: East Tennessee State University, D.P. Culp University Center, Johnson City, Tennessee
Wednesday, May 27
- 12:00 p.m.—Welcome Luncheon with keynote speakers Representative Phil Roe and Brian Noland, president of East Tennessee State University.
- 2:15 p.m.—Session I: Federal Missions in Oak Ridge and Huntsville—An Update, with remarks by Representative Chuck Fleischmann and with keynote speakers Thom Mason, director of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Teresa Vanhooser, deputy director of NASA Marshall Space Flight Center about their organizations and the work they are doing.
- 4:15 p.m.—Session II: Education Fuels Economic Growth, with keynote speaker Randy Boyd, Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development commissioner, and a discussion with higher education and business leaders focusing on what businesses need in the work force and how educational institutions are preparing tomorrow’s workers to meet those challenges.
Thursday, May 28
- 8:30 a.m.—Session III: Workforce in Advanced Manufacturing, with keynote speaker Stephanie Hill, president of Information Systems and Global Solutions-Civil for Lockheed Martin, followed by a roundtable discussion led by Janice Gilliam, president of Northeast State Community College. The panel of higher education leaders, major government contractors—including NASA and CNS—and business leaders will discuss the region’s leading efforts in advanced manufacturing and the future of the industry.
- 10:15 a.m.—Session IV: Growing the Tennessee Valley Economy with Dr. Randy Wykoff, M.D., dean of ETSU College of Public Health, and Alan Levine, president/CEO of Mountain States Health Alliance, showcasing how healthcare is a vital industry in the TVC.
- 12 p.m.—Leadership Luncheon: 20 years of the Tennessee Valley Corridor, with keynote speaker Alex Fisher, CEO of the Columbus Partnership.