Improving the region's economic mobility through employer-education partnerships
Through presentations (and interactive activities) from educators and employers alike, we'll examine why these partnerships matter to an effective workforce development system. And what they look like when they work. The goal is for attendees to leave knowing how to incorporate the available tools and become a more active participant in improving the lives of those moving from student straight to a sustainable career.
8:00 Networking, Light Breakfast
8:25 Introductory Remarks
Monica Smith Callahan, Deputy County Manager Henrico County
Brian Anderson, CEO ChamberRVA
Phil Hatfield, Capital One, Managing Vice President, Small Business Bank
8:45 Opening Interactive Session with Attendees
John Dougherty, Executive Director, Workforce Coalition RVA
Why do employer – education partnerships matter to an effective workforce system?
What do these partnerships look like when they work?
9:00 Young Success Stories Panel
How did work based learning opportunities and programs get you where you are today?
Zane Schultz, Henrico County, Department of Information Technology
Mia Hennig, James River Exteriors
9:20 Spotlight: Work-Study Program
How/Why Does this Partnership Work?
Cristo Rey Richmond High School and RiverFront Investment Group
Peter McCourt, President & CEO of Cristo Rey Richmond High School
Peter Quinn, CEO of RiverFront Investment Group
Cheron Smalls, Director of Human Resources & Talent Management, RiverFront Investment Group
9:50 Success Outcomes and How We Got Here
Presentations on Outcome Data
Katy Stokes, Work Based Learning Coordinator, Chesterfield County Public Schools
Beverly Cocke, Administrator of Workforce Development, Henrico County Public Schools
Suzy Keeley, Vice President, Development, Communities in Schools
10:45 Successful Collaborations Filling the Pipeline
Panel Discussion on the Interrelatedness of Workforce Coalition Stakeholders
Steve King, Workforce Administrator, Office of Community Wealth Building, City of Richmond
Danielle Bailey, Project Director, Virginia Career Works, Capital Region
Sean Pettiford, Communities in Schools, Pathways to Success Site Coordinator
Anna Danese – Director, Network2WorkRVA and Career Services, CCWA
11:15 Closing Keynote
Kirk Cox, President, Virginia Business Higher Education Council
11:35 Interactive Exercise
What is your Keep, Stop, Start? Can you commit to it?
11:50 Closing Remarks