November 5, 2014

Conference Agenda 2014

Construction Career Pathways Event
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Presidential Ballroom ā€œCā€
Gaylord Opryland Resort
Nashville, TN

7:00 a.m. – Registration and Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – Welcome and Overview

  • Don Whyte- President, NCCER
  • LeAnn Wilson- Executive Director, ACTE
  • James D. King- Vice Chancellor, Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology under the Tennessee Board of Regents

8:30 a.m. – Keynote Panel: Connecting Industry and Education in Louisiana
Question and Answer session with the experts. Steve Greene moderator.

  • Eddie Rispone- Co-Founder and Chairman, ISC Constructors, LLC
  • Curt Eysink- Executive Director, Louisiana Workforce Commission
  • Jimmy Sawtelle- Sr. Vice President, Workforce Solutions, Louisiana Community and Technical College System

9:45 a.m. – Networking Break
10:00 a.m. – Panel Discussion
Question and Answer session with the experts. Tim Johnson moderator.

  • Mike Barkett- President, Mississippi Construction Education Foundation
  • Dr. Mittie Cannon- Workforce Development Director, Robins & Morton
  • Chuck Goodrich- Executive Vice President, Gaylor Electric
  • Tim Lawrence- Executive Director, SkillsUSA
  • Chelle Travis- Vice Chancellor, Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology under the Tennessee Board of Regents
  • Elizabeth Meguschar & Susan Wiersema- Noblesville High School representatives
  • Boyd Worsham- Vice President, Haskell Company

11:45 a.m. – Networking Break
12:00 p.m. – Lunch

  • Speaker: Emily DeRocco- Principal E3 and Former Assistant Secretary at U.S. Department of Labor

12:45 p.m. – Recap and Next Steps

  • Don Whyte

1:00 p.m. Adjourn