Friday Breakfast with Roundtable Discussions
JOIN THE FOLLOWING COMPANIES FOR A ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION OVER BREAKFAST:
New Pathways: Making the Future Work for Everyone
-Tyra Tutor, SVP of Corporate Development and Social Responsibility, Adecco Group
More than half of employers believe a skills gap exists in today’s labor market. As new technologies disrupt industries across the globe, we must find a way to upskill and reskill workers. During this session, Adecco Group, the world’s leading HR solutions partner, will explore tested work-based learning models, like apprenticeships, and how they present a viable path for building a career-ready workforce. Attendees will also get a first look at Adecco’s 2018 U.S. Workforce Report, which compares the expectations of today’s employers and employees.
Ratio in CollaboRATIOn: How Partnerships are Building the Pathways to STEM Careers for Underrepresented Populations
-Rosemary Mendel, BEST Robotics, Executive Director
-Jonathan Reynolds, School of Computer Science, CMU, Outreach Project Manager
-Dr. Mike Bright, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Grove City College, Department chair and professor
Because even the best sailors with the finest boats won’t reach their destinations if they start in the desert, we must acknowledge, address, and assume accountability for the droves of students and young adults who cannot access opportunities in the modern workforce due to lack of connection. Acting beyond social responsibility, nonprofits, companies, industries, and universities are in the position to close the gap and fill the open seats in our workforce. At this roundtable, we’ll discuss the BEST Robotics cross-sector model that delivers measurable impact on every level.
Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics and What We Can Do to Change The Landscape
-Shurronne Young Davis, MBA, M.Sc., Chief Enterprise Architect at NextPoint Group
-Moderator: Kim Webster, MBA – American Association of University Women (AAUW) Washington DC Branch President & President/CEO Journey to Your Promised Land, Inc.
In an era when women are increasingly prominent in medicine, law, and business, why are there so few women scientists and engineers? A 2010 research report by American Association of University Women (AAUW) presents an in-depth look at the research findings that block women’s progress in STEM. The report highlights eight key research findings that point to environmental and social barriers that can cause women and girls to shy away from these fields. We will also discuss new ideas for what each of us can do to more fully open scientific and engineering fields to women and girls.
Esports for Education
-Leyla Riley, Executive Director, OC STEM Initiative
-Tom Turner, Director of Instruction, STEM, Orange County Department of Education
Can esports help students succeed in careers in STEM? Absolutely! Education leaders are collaborating on the new Orange County High School Esports League that has attracted 37 teams from 25 local high schools in its inaugural season. While gameplay and rivalries are the cornerstones of the League, experts are weaving STEM, English Language Arts (ELA), and social emotional learning into one of the most popular pastimes for students today. Join the discussion to learn more about the League and the four-year esports-centered curriculum that will be available for adoption this fall.