Workforce Readiness Conference

Workforce Readiness & Resource Conference

This is a one-day conference held at the Galt House Hotel on October 26 as a component of “Manufacturing Month” activities. This Conference is designed to bring together KY manufacturers, legislators and educators to learn what is working across the Commonwealth and nationally with regard to filling the critical skills gap.  Areas of focus will include the #KYisMFG Student Video Contest Awards, how manufacturing is driving the changing paradigm, MakerMinded update, earning and learning in Kentucky, and finding the hidden workforce.  Dick Hazelton, Chairman, President & CEO (retired) with Dow Corning Corporation, will offer the luncheon keynote.

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Agenda (draft)

9:00       Registration

9:30       Welcome – Recap the Journey

9:45       #KYisMFG  – Student Video Contest

Video Awards
Frost Brown Todd/LIFT Manufacturing Institute
Introducing middle & high schoolers to manufacturing

10:00      Today’s Manufacturers Driving the Changing Paradigm

Dr. Carol Hanley
Toyota & the Ignite Institute at Roebling Innovation Center STEAM Academy
LexMark & the Bryan Station IT Academy
-Externships overview
-Academy Pledge initiative
-Roundtable discussion with teachers and manufacturers

11:00      On-Line with MakerMinded: Generating New STEM Thinkers

Jacey Cavanaugh
Brittany Garrett
Possible panelists: Safron, GE Appliances, Toyotetsu, winners of spring contest
-MakerMinded overview (KY/Ohio/TN)
-Roundtable discussion with teachers and manufacturers

12:00      Luncheon Keynote Speaker

Dick Hazelton, Chairman, President & CEO (ret) Dow Corning Corporation

1:00      Break

1:30      Earning & Learning in KY

KY Apprenticeships

2:30      Finding the Hidden Workforce

Michael McFadden – LG&E
Tami Hatfield – Ford Motor

3:30      Closing Comments & Adjourn

2017/10/26 09:00:00


Thursday, October 26, 2017


Galt House Hotel
140 N 4th Street
Louisville, KY 40202


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