Inaugural State of the Workforce Symposium: From Education to Employment - Agenda

Speakers Agenda Location Highlights


Monday, December 9

2:15 PM - Registration

3:00 PM - Introduction

3:10 PM - Setting the Stage

  • William D. "Bill" Hansen, President and CEO, USA Funds

3:30 PM - The Demand for and Supply of Talent

  • Matt Sigelman, CEO, Burning Glass Technologies

4:15 PM - Future Work: Employment Trends, Projections & Implications

  • Lynn Karoly, Senior Economist, RAND Corporation

5:00 PM - The Skills Gap

  • Dr. Anthony Carnevale, Director, Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce

5:45 PM - Reception

Tuesday, December 10

7:30 AM - Coffee

8:00 AM - Education for Employment

  • The Honorable Rob Andrews (D-NJ), House Education and the Workforce Committee

8:30 AM - Education and the Workforce

  • The Honorable John Kline (R-MN), Chairman, House Education and the Workforce Committee

9:05 AM - Education's Response to the Skills Gap

  • Peter McPherson, President, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities(APLU)
  • Kathryn Jo Mannes, Senior Vice President for Workforce and Economic Development, American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)
  • Andy Van Kleunen, Executive Director, National Skills Coalition
  • Paul Fain, Senior Reporter, Inside Higher Ed

10:05 AM - Break

10:20 AM - New Research on New Skill Demands

  • Dr. Nam D. Pham, Managing Partner, NDP Analytics
  • Lorraine Mullings Campos, Partner, Reed Smith
  • Stan Freeman, Principal, Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville, P.C.

11:20 AM - The Need for a Skilled Workforce

  • Eric Spiegel, President and CEO, Siemens Corporation

11:55 AM - Luncheon Buffet

12:15 PM - Luncheon Keynote: The Future Workforce

  • Andy Stern, President Emeritus, Service Employees International Union (SEIU)

1:00 PM - Credentials and Workforce Skills

  • Roberts T. Jones, President, Education & Workforce Policy, LLC

1:45 PM - Occupation Projections and Skill Demands in Health Care and IT

  • Andrew Crapuchettes, CEO, Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI)
  • Bill Woodson, Senior Vice President - Center for Strategic Planning, Sg2
  • Robert Paul, President, Carrington College
  • Jason Pistillo, President & CEO, University of Advancing Technology
  • Jeffrey Cooper, Chief Compliance Officer, ITT Educational Services, Inc.

2:45 PM - Break - Sponsored by Gragg Advertising

3:00 PM - From Veterans Education to Veterans Employment

  • Brigadier General, USA (Retired), James E. Shane, Director, Military and Veteran Affairs, Sullivan University System 
  • Jennifer L. Steele, Policy Researcher, RAND Corporation
  • Steve Gonzalez, Assistant Director of the Economics Division, American Legion
  • Ryan Gallucci, Deputy Director, National Legislative Service, Veterans of Foreign Wars
  • Michael Dakduk, Vice President of Military and Veterans Affairs, APSCU

3:45 PM - Education for Employment: Enhancing Student & Employer Success through Industry Partnerships

  • Dr. John King, Chief Academic Officer, Lincoln Educational Services
  • Timothy Foster, Chairman, Concorde Career Colleges, Inc.
  • Caryn Pola, RN, MHA, Director Emergency Services, Kaiser Permanente
  • J. Scott Camloh, East Coast Regional Sales Manager, Hurco USA, Inc.
  • Jane McAuliffe, EVP External Affairs/Chief Academic Officer, Bridgepoint Education, Inc.

5:00 PM - Gainful Employment Special Briefing (for members only)







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