Business Innovation Growth Council and the North Carolina Technology Association To Host Workforce Seminar
"Talent & Skills Needed for the Current & Future Workforce: A Knowledge Workforce Conversation" on November 29, 2011.
- Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC (1888PressRelease) November 22, 2011 - The Business and Innovation Growth Council (BIG), a Charlotte non-profit supporting high growth entrepreneurs, and the North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA), the premier statewide leadership organization for the technology industry, will host a paneled conversation entitled, Talent & Skills Needed for the Current & Future Workforce: A Knowledge Workforce Conversation. The event will address workforce development approaches, talent and skills needs, and how to incorporate Generation Z into the future workforce.
The event will be held Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at 2:00pm at Wells Fargo Auditorium at Knight Theatre located at 430 Tryon Street in Uptown. The cost is $40 in advance and $50 at the door, but free to BIG and NCTA members and students with an ID.
Terry Cox, president of BIG says, "CEOs from high growth companies will share their requirements for hiring and what they foresee as the future trends in job growth." She continues, "You will also hear how the digitally connected Generation Z will impact the workplace and our communities."
Dr. Tony Zeiss, president of Central Piedmont Community College, will lead the opening session. Panelists include Steve Amedio, president and COO of Technekes, Paulette Ashlin, president of Ashlin Associates, Dr. Yi Deng, dean of the College of Computing & Informatics at UNC Charlotte, Jim Van Fleet, CTO of OtherScreen and Keith Luedeman, CEO and founder of goodmortgage.com, Diane Cherry, Institute for Emerging Issues, James Hartsell, CEO Skookum Digital Works, Daniel Herrara, Bank of America/UNC Charlotte Applied Technology Program, Dr. Terry Manning, Director of the Center for Applied Research at CPCC, Dr. Kenneth Russell, enterprise strategies at Cisco, and Carlos Sanchez, External Affairs at AT&T North Carolina.
Event sponsors and panel sponsors include Vaco, Northeastern University, Wells Fargo and Accrue Partners. The conference will be followed by Techworking, an informal technology networking event with NCTA & BIG from 5:30-7:30pm at BlackFinn America Saloon at Epicentre in Uptown.
Those interested can register by visiting www.nctechnology.org or contacting Michelle Calton at 919-890-0771.
Business Innovation & Growth (BIG), a membership non-profit organization, aims to create an intimate community of like-minded, high potential entrepreneurs and provide a meaningful and rewarding peer-to-peer exchange among those facing similar challenges with growing their businesses. For more information, visit www.bigcouncil.com.
North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA) is a statewide leadership organization that represents the North Carolina technology industry. NCTA membership consists of top-tier leaders among technology companies, professional service firms, community organizations, educational institutions and government agencies. NCTA helps its members grow regionally and compete globally by actively connecting business decision makers, educating government officials on issues relevant to the technology industry and providing invaluable educational and executive networking events. For more information, visit www.nctechnology.org.
North Carolina Technology Association
mcalton ( @ ) nctechnology dot org
Business Innovation and Growth
terry ( @ ) bigcouncil dot com