Orlando, FL

13 Jun 2017

14 Jun 2017

2017 Learners to Earners Education Summit

Today’s Learners Are Tomorrow’s Earners — Are They Prepared for a Global Economy?

The Florida Chamber Foundation’s 2017 Learners to Earners Education Summit, held June 13-14 in Orlando, will connect Florida’s business community, workforce professionals and education thought leaders with interactive discussions on how to connect today’s learners to tomorrow’s career opportunities. Florida will need to create 2 million net new jobs by 2030- will tomorrow’s workforce have the skills they need to fill those jobs? Join us at our annual event and be part of the discussion.

 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Welcome Remarks & Luncheon Ι 11:30 a.m.

The Importance of Early Learning 

  • Moderator: Charles Hokanson, Senior Vice President and Chief Policy Officer, Helios Education Foundation
  • Vance Aloupis, CEO, The Children’s  Movement of Florida
  • Dr. Brittany Birken, CEO, Florida Children’s Council
  • Jennifer Grove, Community Development Manager, Gulf Power Company
  • Kim Reckley, Vice President, Client & Community Relations Director, PNC Bank

Learners to Earners Breakout: Summit on Afterschool and Summer Learning Opportunities 

Opening Remarks

  • Tony Carvajal, Executive Vice President, Florida Chamber Foundation
  • Ted Granger, President, United Way of Florida
  • The Honorable Buddy Dyer, Mayor, City of Orlando (Video Welcome)
  • Clarence Anthony, CEO and Executive Director, National League of Cities

Florida’s Afterschool Landscape & Local/State Investments

  • The Honorable Gary Bruhn, Mayor, Town of Windemere, Incoming President, Florida League of Mayors
  • Jenn Faber, Director of Grade Level Reading, Florida Children’s Council
  • Cindy Arenberg-Seltzer, President and CEO, Broward Children’s Services Council

Afterschool & Summer Learning Works for Parents, Kids & the Economy

  • Moderator: Sharon Carie, President, Florida After School Alliance
  • The Honorable Skip Campbell, Mayor, City of Coral Springs
  • Lynne Martzall, Community Involvement Coordinator , City of Coral Springs
  • Captain George Soberon, Community Services Captain, Coral Springs Police Department
  • The Honorable Jeri Muoio, Mayor, City of West Palm Beach
  • The Honorable Walter Green, Mayor, City of Dunnellon

Student Testimonial

  • Phyllis Kalifeh, President and CEO, The Children’s Forum
  • Tyler Chandler, Florida State Director, After-School All-Stars
  • Ashley Castillo-Otero, Former Student/Employee, After-School All-Stars Orlando

Featured Speaker

  • Chancellor Hershel Lyons, K-12 Public Schools, Florida Department of Education

A Systems Approach for Afterschool Sustainability

  • Moderator: Bela Shah Spooner, Manager, Expanded Learning National League of Cities
  • The Honorable Anna Lopez Brosche, City Council President-Designate, City of Jacksonville
  • Jon Heymann, CEO and Executive Director, Jacksonville Children’s Commission
  • Suzette Harvey, President and CEO, Prime Time Palm Beach County
  • Warren Eldridge, CEO, Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County

S.T.E.M. Supports in Afterschool & Summer Learning

  • John Trombetta, President and CEO, Florida State Alliance of YMCAs
  • Jennifer Hudgins, STEM Director, Florida Afterschool Network & NASA Education Specialist
  • Todd Forschino, Program Development Coordinator, Brevard Public Schools

Expanded Learning Opportunities: City Partnerships

  • Karen Ortiz, Vice President and Director, ECE Initiatives, Helios Education Foundation
  • The Honorable Michael Ryan, Mayor, City of Sunrise
  • Robert McLellan, Sunrise Center for Excellence in Chess
  • The Honorable Mike Suarez, City Council, City of Tampa
  • The Honorable Steve Kornell, City Council Member, City of St. Petersburg

A Call to Action

  • Ted Granger, President, United Way of Florida

Closing Remarks

  • Tony Carvajal, Executive Vice President, Florida Chamber Foundation

Welcome Reception

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Executive Networking Breakfast Ι 8:00 a.m.

The Cradle to Career Continuum Ι 8:30 a.m.

Welcome Remarks

  • Charles Hokanson, Senior Vice President and Chief Policy Officer, Helios Education Foundation

An Update on Florida’s Economy

  • Cissy Proctor, Executive Director, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

Keynote Presentation: The Future of Work

 

A Conversation With Florida’s State University System: Connecting Business & Research to Florida’s Future Economy

  • Emily Sikes, Director of Workforce Education & Economic Development, State University System of Florida
  • Dr. David Norton, Vice President for Research, University of Florida
  • Beverly Seay, Member, University of Central Florida Board of Trustees; Chair, UCF College of Engineering & Computer Science Dean’s Advisory Board

Special Presentation: ThinkFlorida.org – A Higher Degree for Business

  • Emily Sikes, Director of Workforce Education & Economic Development, State University System of Florida

Florida Education Commissioner’s Business Recognition Awards Luncheon Ι 12:00 p.m.

  • Tracy Pierce, Executive Director, Florida Education Foundation
  • Scott Coble, Florida Community Bank President, Wells Fargo
  • Commissioner Pam Stewart, Florida Department of Education

A Conversation With Florida’s State College System: Securing Pathways for Florida’s Future Earners Ι 1:15 p.m.

  • Chancellor Madeline Pumariega, Florida College System
  • Ava Parker, President, Palm Beach State College
  • Mike O’Neill, Site Manager, Pratt & Whitney
  • Marlene Spalten, President and CEO, Community Foundation of Tampa Bay

A Conversation With CareerSource Florida: Career Readiness for Florida’s Jobs in 2030

  • Michelle Dennard, President and CEO, CareerSource Florida
  • Pam Nabors, President and CEO, CareerSource Central Florida
  • Angela Pate, President and CEO, Focused Management Solutions

Closing Remarks

  • Tony Carvajal, Executive Vice President, Florida Chamber Foundation