Talent Development Segment

Talent Development Segment
Securing the right talent is key for manufacturing. Properly trained employees ensure that Florida’s manufacturing workforce is equipped with the skills to succeed today, to increase manufacturing productivity and ultimately to generate manufacturing sector growth. This Segment will bring together experts for discussions around what the manufacturing ecosystem is doing to build the right talent pipeline for Florida and to celebrate the winners of the Florida Advanced Technological Education Center’s Manufacturing Awards. 

Program At-a-Glance 

DAY 1: July 27 8am – 11am

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Opening Keynote: Sector Strategy Defined

Session 1 - Sector Strategy Best Practice: The Technician Bootcamp

Session 2 - Sector Strategy in Action: The Florida Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Leadership Council

Session 3 - Untapped Resources: Statewide resources for skilled workers

The Florida Advanced Technological Education Center Manufacturing Leadership Awards Recognition

Closing remarks

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DAY 2: July 28 8am – 11am

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Opening Keynote: Florida Workforce Needs Study 

Session 4 - Tech acceleration and the Talent Pipeline

Session 5 - Business Climate for Talent Development 

Special Announcement

Closing remarks

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Who should attend?

  • Manufacturing CEOs
  • Human Capital Professionals    
  • Educators
  • Workforce Development Professionals

July 27-28, 2021
8:30 am - 10:30 am (both days)

Keynote Speakers

Andra Cornelius, CEcD
Senior Vice President of Business & Workforce Development
CareerSource Florida

Dr. Jerry Parrish
Chief Economist and Director of Research
Florida Chamber Foundation

Henry Mack
Chancellor, Division of Career, Technical, and Adult Education
The Florida Department of Education