Audioclips: KC Regional Workforce Summit

KC Regional Workforce Summit
Kansas / Missouri
June 27 2012
Kauffman Foundation

Sponsored By: Mid-America Regional Council

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Welcome Remarks
Frank Lenk, Director of Research, Mid-America Regional Council (MARC)

Emcee Beth Vaughn, KSHB-41 NBC Action News

Keynote Presentation, Bruce Stephen, Monster, Inc.

Panel Discussion: Meeting the Needs of Industry
One ] [ Two ]

Pete Fullerton, Director, KC Economic Development Corp.
(we’re in a continuous learning environment 20:55, youth entrepreneurship 21:23)

Debbie Goodall, Metropolitan Community College
(need to focus more on innovation)
Marvin Hunt, KCK Community College
(need for better coordination among agencies, foundations, govt and companies )
Dwight Kasperbauer, University of Kansas Hospital
Clyde McQueen, Missouri Full Employment Council (WIA)
(need for organic training models & work-based learning experiences)
Neal Sharma, Digital Evolution
(need for IT talent, preference for 1099 work, etc)

Panel Discussion: Aligning Education with Employers’ Hiring Requirements
One ] [ Two ]

Laura Evans, Cerner Corp.
Dr. Kathleen Boyle Dalen, PREP-KC
Kevin Truman, UMKC Dean for School of Computing
(need for developed core-skills curriculum and soft-skills)

Kelly Gernhart, Johnson County Community College
(IT industries see the need to move from desktop development applications, to web-based development technologies; i.e. mobile application development, )
Elaine Metcalf, Summit Technology Academy
Mike Stradinge, Holland 1916
(need for strong baseline skills & knowledge, and ability to problem solve; not narrow skill-sets)
Susan Wally, PREP-KC*


What’s Happening in Kansas City? An Overview of Programs and Resources
Scott Anglemyer, Kansas Workforce Partnership (WIA)
(need for work-based learning experience for youth & adult)
Caleb Asher, Kansas Dept. of Commerce, Workforce Services (CDL Bill in Kansas Senate)
Amy Sublett. MO Division of Workforce Development
(veteran hiring incentives)

Moving Forward
Frank Lenk, Director of Research, Mid-America Regional Council (MARC)*

(Workforce Investment Act)*
(federal funded training programs based on industry need and income eligibility)

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IBSA, Inc.

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"In a global economy where the most valuable skill you can sell is your knowledge, a good education i s no longer just a pathway to opportunity, it is a pre-requisite"