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Re-Employment Bridge Institute Conference

Thursday, Jun 2 2011 8:00AM to 7:00PM

Various Speakers
Embassy Suites Hotel Concord, NC


The Re-Employment Bridge Institute and Business Innovation and Growth Council (BIG) Present:    Bridging Business and Workforce Development Conference

June 2-3, 2011

An Employer's Perspective on Developing a Competitive Workforce

BIG is a partner organization with this first ever upcoming conference on Bridging Workforce Development and Business to be held on June 2-3, 2011, at the Embassy Suites in Concord, NC. 

Terry Cox will be moderating a panel entitled: Future Workforce: What can be done to Help American Employers Close the Skills Gap at 4:45 pm on June 2. The panelists are all BIG members:

Steve Amedio, Technekes
Ryan Dienst, Global Medical Imaging (GMI)
Mike May, iVerify 

Also, BIG's Chair of the Advisory Board, Steve Manz, will be the opening keynote speaker on June 3 at 8:30 am. Steve will address how we achieve wealth creation and job creation in America.

 There will be a reception immediately following the BIG panel discussion on June 2.

 I hope you can join us!


Conference Details:

If the recession has brought anything, it is a change to the way companies work. You're lean, you're mean, and you have to be competitive today. Your business has changed and what you need now is to be able to hire the next generation of workers that are smart, productive and can help you grow in tough times.

This conference brings workforce professionals from government and education together with private business leaders. Everyone knows that in business today there is a gap between the skills needs of employers and the availability of those skills in the workforce. What can be done to fix this? Join the party and be part of a revealing discussion about:

v The true workforce needs of business

v Employers most pressing workforce concerns

v The shortage of qualified knowledge workers

v Growing college and university involvement in workforce development

v Innovative programs that produce the human capital needed for business to grow

This dynamic and timely conference, co-sponsored by the Business Innovation and Growth Council (BIG) will offer employers an opportunity to share their perspective with the workforce officials that can offer resources. Come together. Be part of the dialogue to help America be more competitive. Learn about resources available to your business, while giving business a voice.

 Breakout Sessions include:

 v What Employers are looking for today in new employees?

v Designing New Training programs for 21st Century Employees

v From Dislocation to Becoming an Entrepreneur

v Rapid Response: An Employer's Perspective

v Growing University Involvement in Workforce Development


An opportunity for business leaders and workforce officials to mingle and network while discussing new ideas in workforce development.

Bridging Business and Workforce Development Conference

DATE: June 2-3, 2011

LOCATION: Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord

Registration Fee: $100 - includes Thursday evening reception, Friday continental breakfast and lunch.


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