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 www.safetyfesttn.org.
Panelists will include:
- Bruce Borchers, Superintendent, Oak Ridge Schools
- Teri Brahams, Executive Director, Economic and Workforce Development Program, Pellissippi State Community College
- David Duncan, Senior Vice President and Program Director, Scientific Assessment and Workforce Development, Oak Ridge Associated Universities
- Paul Jennings, Executive Director, University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services
- Scott Laska, Manager, Business Development, SL Tennessee, LLC
- Rick Meredith, President, Anderson County Chamber of Commerce
- Ken Rueter, President and Chief Executive Officer, East Tennessee Technology Park Cleanup Project Manager, UCOR, an AECOM-led partnership with Jacobs
- Morgan Smith, President and CEO, Consolidated Nuclear Security
- Chris Whaley, President, Roane State Community College
Melody C. Bell, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary Resource Management, U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, D.C., will moderate the panel.
Learn more here.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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