On October 22, representatives from educational institutions, workforce-related service providers, employers, entrepreneurs, elected officials, philanthropic and community leaders will come together to hear from keynote speaker Mark Muro Senior Fellow and Policy Director, Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution and author of Automation and Artificial Intelligence: How Machines Are Affecting People and Places.
In addition, attendees will participate in facilitated breakout sessions designed to generate action plans to accelerate training and skill output for the regional workforce.
Come and learn about the workforce of the future and learn how you can help drive change in our community.
Morning Break-out Sessions: Upscale to Upskill!
Education Pillar: Representatives of organizations the primary mission of educating and/or training individuals (K-12, Colleges, Trade Schools, Universities, etc.)
Faith-Based Pillar: Representatives of organizations whose values and/or mission are based on social values of the particular faith, and which most often draws its activists (leaders, staff, volunteers) from a particular faith group. All organizations are welcome and participants are not required to identify their specific affiliation.
Youth Pillar: Representatives of organizations whose primary or secondary target populations are in-school and out of school youth.
Opportunity Adults Pillar: Representatives of organizations whose primary target populations are adults who are unemployed, under-employed or seeking to transition careers.
Re-entry Pillar: Representatives of organizations with the primary mission of assisting individuals with criminal backgrounds access resources and support to obtain employment.
The Billion Dollar Workforce Challenge: Making Memphis a Leader in Inclusive Tech: Presenters to be announced
Explore how we can prepare our workforce for gainful employment in this century and beyond by meeting the workforce needs of employers seeking to fill jobs that have been transformed by automation and Information Technology (IT).
Employer Leadership Roundtable: Presenters to be announced
Experienced executives will share best practices and lessons learned from an employer perspective.