Learners to Earners Workforce Summit

Orlando, FL

18 Jun 2019

19 Jun 2019

Learners to Earners Workforce Summit

Is Florida’s Workforce Ready?

Talent is Florida’s best economic development tool. But how can businesses ensure Florida’s workforce is ready to meet future need? Join business leaders, industry experts, elected officials and community leaders for the Learners to Earners Workforce Summit, where you’ll be able to hear from and network with industry leaders looking for talent and those tasked with ensuring Florida’s students are ready for the future of work.

We are pleased once again to host the Florida Education Commissioner’s Business Recognition Award program which recognizes businesses that promote academic achievement in their communities around the state.

We are thankful to have CareerSource Florida co-host the 2019 Learners to Earners Workforce Summit and provide a focused discussion on Apprenticeships and Florida’s growing industries.

June 18 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

NETWORKING BREAKFAST AND REGISTRATION OPENS l 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

SUMMIT BEGINS l 9:00 a.m.

PREPARING FOR THE WORKFORCE DEMANDS OF FLORIDA 2030: WELCOME & OVERVIEW

  • Todd Powell, Chair, Florida Chamber Foundation; Vice President for Real Estate Development, Weyerhaeuser

HOW FLORIDA WILL WIN THE TALENT WARS: PREPARING FOR DISRUPTION AND TOMORROW’S OPPORTUNITIES

  • Mark Wilson, President and CEO, Florida Chamber of Commerce

FRAMEWORK FOR THE EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS FLORIDA’S FUTURE WORKFORCE MUST MASTER

  • Madeline Pumariega, Executive Vice President and Provost, Tallahassee Community College

OVERCOMING THE CHALLENGES OF PEOPLE WITHOUT JOBS AND JOBS WITHOUT PEOPLE: THE TALENT PIPELINE MANAGEMENT INITIATIVE

  • Jason Tyszko, Vice President, Center for Education and Workforce, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
  • Peg Walton, Executive Director, Tampa Bay Works, Tampa Bay Partnership

UNDERSTANDING THE SHAPE AND SHIFTS OF FLORIDA’S CURRENT AND FUTURE WORKFORCE

  • Adrienne Johnston, Workforce Statistics and Economic Research Chief, Labor Market Statistics, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

PATHWAYS TO PROSPERITY AND SUCCESS: THE ROLE OF EDUCATION AND THE PROMISES FLORIDA MUST KEEP

  • Florida Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran

LUNCH l 12:00 p.m.

THE POLICIES, PATHWAYS, AND PLANS IN PLAY ACROSS THE CRADLE TO CAREER CONTINUUM

  • Moderator: Tony Carvajal, Executive Vice President, Florida Chamber Foundation
  • Vance Aloupis, House of Representatives, District 115
  • Michael Myhre, CEO, Florida Small Business Development Center Network
  • Mel Ponder, House of Representatives, District 4
  • Michael Preston, Ed.D., Executive Director, Florida Consortium of Metropolitan Research Universities
  • Kirsten Russell, Vice President, Community Impact, Community Foundation of Sarasota County
  • Nicole Washington, Principal, Washington Education Strategies

GENERATIONAL CHANGES START WITH SMALL STEPS: HELPING FAMILIES REALIZE LONG-TERM GAINS

  • Karen Moore, Florida Prepaid College Board

ATTAINMENT AND ACHIEVEMENT: WHAT’S BEHIND THE URGENCY FOR FLORIDA’S ATTAINMENT GOAL?

  • Quentin Suffren, Managing Director, Innovation Policy, ExcelinEd

WHAT’S WORKING WELL ACROSS FLORIDA AND WHAT WE HAVE TO FOCUS ON: A WISDOM OF THE CROWD EXERCISE

  • Tony Carvajal, Executive Vice President, Florida Chamber Foundation

EARLY LEARNING IS ESSENTIAL FOR LONG-TERM SUCCESS: HOW BUSINESS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS CAN COLLABORATE TO ACHIEVE GREAT OUTCOMES

  • Moderator, Madeleine Thakur, Chief of Staff, The Children’s Movement of Florida
  • Mayor Ellen Glasser, City of Atlantic Beach, Florida
  • Mayor Matt Surrency, City of Hawthorne, Florida

PROMOTING, PROTECTING AND PLACING FLORIDA’S YOUTH ON THE RIGHT PATHS

  • Zackary Gibson, Chief Child Advocate and Director, Governor’s Office of Adoption and Child Protection

NEXT STEPS

  • Michelle Dennard, President and CEO, CareerSource Florida
  • Todd Powell, Chair, Florida Chamber Foundation; Vice President for Real Estate Development, Weyerhaeuser

DAY 1 ADJOURNS l 5:00 p.m.

NETWORKING RECEPTION FOR ALL ATTENDEES l 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

DINNER ON YOUR OWN

June 19 | 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

NETWORKING BREAKFAST AND REGISTRATION OPENS l 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

SUMMIT BEGINS l 8:30 a.m.

THE APPRENTICESHIP IMPERATIVE: WELCOME & OVERVIEW

  • Mark Wilson, President and CEO, Florida Chamber of Commerce
  • Kevin Doyle, Chairman, CareerSource Florida Board of Directors; Founding Partner, Wexford Strategies

CREATING NEW APPRENTICESHIP OPPORTUNITIES IN FLORIDA

  • Moderator: Tony Carvajal, Executive Vice President, Florida Chamber Foundation
  • Michelle Dennard, President and CEO, CareerSource Florida
  • Eric Hall, Ed.D., Chancellor for Innovation, Florida Department of Education
  • Ken Lawson, Executive Director, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

PREPARING TOMORROW’S WORKFORCE TODAY

  • Rick Beasley, First Vice Chair, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce; Executive Director, CareerSource South Florida

THE JOURNEY FROM APPRENTICE TO THE C-SUITE

  • Roy Sweatman, President, Southern Manufacturing Technologies

APPRENTICESHIP CHAMPIONS: GROWING YOUR OWN 21ST CENTURY TALENT PIPELINE

  • Moderator: Tonjua Williams, Ph.D., President, St. Petersburg College
  • Julie Combs, Deputy Site Director, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control
  • Zack Dunlap, Director of Business Development, Inspired Technologies
  • Debra Hendren, D.N.P., A.P.R.N., Community Health Centers of Pinellas

USING APPRENTICESHIPS TO BOOST SMALL BUSINESSES

  • Michael Myhre, CEO, Florida Small Business Development Center Network

WHY APPRENTICESHIPS MATTER: PERSPECTIVES FROM NEW APPRENTICES & PROGRAM INNOVATORS

  • Moderator: Mimi Coenen, Chief Operations Officer, CareerSource Central Florida
  • Molly Kostenbauder, Ed.D., Dean, Allied Health Professions and Early Childhood Education, Seminole State College
  • Noel Pinckard, Regional Vice President, The Hartford
  • Luz Saldado, Claims Apprentice Program Graduate

CLOSING THE GAP: A CALL TO ACTION & NEXT STEPS

  • Michelle Dennard, President and CEO, CareerSource Florida
  • Jerry Parrish, Ph.D., Chief Economist and Director of Research, Florida Chamber Foundation
  • Todd Powell, Chair, Florida Chamber Foundation; Vice President for Real Estate Development, Weyerhaeuser

SUMMIT ADJOURNS l 11:30 a.m.

 

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CANCELLATION POLICY:Cancellation requests for registrations received by May 20, 2019 will be issued a refund, less a $75 per person administrative fee.  All cancellations must be made in writing and e-mailed to tprice@flchamber.com.

Cancellation requests received after May 20, 2019 will not be issued a refund.

For questions, please call the Florida Chamber at 850.521.1200 or send an email to summits@FLFoundation.org.