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August 24, 2014

5:00 - 7:00 PMRegistration Desk Open


Day One – August 25, 2014

7:30 AMRegistration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 AMWelcome and Summit Overview
  • Julia K. Hearthway, Secretary, PA Department of Labor & Industry
  • David Malone, Chair, PA Workforce Investment Board
9:15 AMBuilding a Stronger Pennsylvania and JOBS1stPA
  • Governor Tom Corbett
9:30 AMThe Future of Work and Learning: Examining Opportunities for Talent Development in the 21st Century
  • Edward Coleman, CEO, Unisys Corporation
  • Joe Echevarria, CEO, Deloitte LLP
  • Dr. Subra Suresh, President, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Moderator:  Melanie Brown, Education Program Officer, Heinz Endowments
10:45 AMSustained Corporate Involvement in Talent Development: Aligning Education and Training Resources to Employer Needs
  • Eric Foss, CEO, Aramark Corporation
  • John Fry, President, Drexel University
  • Moderator:  David Patti, President and CEO, PA Business Council
11:45 AMLUNCH with JobGatewaySM Demonstration
1:00 PMThe Game Changer:  Energy = Jobs for Pennsylvanians
Conversation between Governor Tom Corbett and T. Boone Pickens, Chairman, BP Capital Management
  • Moderator:  Julia K. Hearthway, Secretary, PA Department of Labor & Industry
1:45 PMEnergy – Jobs – Talent Development
  • Nick Deluliis, CEO, CONSOL Energy
  • Dr. Davie Jane Gilmour, President, Penn College of Technology
  • Mario Longhi, CEO, US Steel
  • Phil Rinaldi, CEO, Philadelphia Energy Solutions
  • Moderator:  Chris Abruzzo, Secretary, PA Department of Environmental Protection
3:00 PMMake It in PA:  Bringing Manufacturing Jobs Home Through Innovation, Targeted Reshoring and Talent Development
  • Dr. Pat Gallagher, President, University of Pittsburgh
  • Jennifer McNelly, President, The Manufacturing Institute
  • Moderator:  David N. Taylor, Executive Director, PA Manufacturers Association
4:00 PMSeamless Connections in Education
  • Frank T. Brogan, Chancellor, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education
  • Carolyn Dumaresq, Ed.D., Acting Secretary, PA Department of Education
  • John J. "Ski" Sygielski, Ed.D., President, Harrisburg Area Community College
  • Moderator:  Guido Pichini, Chairman, PASSHE Board of Governors
5:30 - 7:00 PMRECEPTION


Day Two – August 26, 2014

7:30 AMContinental Breakfast
8:30 AMWelcome Back – Opening Remarks
  • Lt. Governor Jim Cawley
8:45 AMDeveloping the Right Talent:  Finding and Preparing a Job-Ready Workforce Using Proven Solutions
10:00 AMBreakout Sessions
  • Session I - Examples of Technology Creating the Intersection of Work and Learning
    • Richard J. Barcaskey, Executive Director, Constructors Association of Western PA
    • Lauren Katarski, PA Department of Labor & Industry
    • James Kunz, Business Manager, International Union of Operating Engineers Local 66
    • Jessica Trybus, CEO, Etcetera Edutainment
  • Session II - The Necessities of Investing in World-Class Talent/Diversity and Inclusion
    • Alice Kwan, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP
    • Bill Pelster, Principal, Deloitte Services LP
  • Session III - An Ethical Guide to Workforce Development
    • Speakers to be determined
    • Office of Chief Counsel, PA Department of Labor & Industry
    • (Qualified for 1 CLE Ethics Credit)
  • Session IV - Economic Development/Workforce Development Collaboration – PA Department of Community and Economic Development and PA Department of Labor and Industry
    • Carolyn Newhouse, Deputy Secretary for Innovation and Investment, DCED
    • Michael Rossman, Director, Governor's Action Team
    • Michelle Staton, Deputy Secretary, Workforce Development, PA Department of Labor & Industry
11:30 AMBreakout Sessions
  • Session I - Talent Pipeline of Older Workers
    • PA Department of Aging
  • Session II - Apprenticeship Training Models: Solutions that Work
    • Phil Ameris, President & Business Manager, Laborers' District Council of Western Pennsylvania
    • Jack Zimmer, President & CEO, Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. – Keystone Chapter
  • Session III - Talent Pipeline of Individuals with Disabilities – Single Point of Contact for Employers
    • PA Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (Department of Labor and Industry)
  • Session IV - Workforce Challenges and Innovative Solutions at the State Level
    • Kelly Logan, Secretary, PA Office of Administration
  • Session V - Labor Supply and Demand
    • Sue Mukherjee, Director, Center for Workforce Information and Analysis, PA Department of Labor & Industry
  • Session VI - Prisoner Re-Entry Programs
    • John Wetzel, Secretary, PA Department of Corrections
12:30 PMLUNCH with Honoring our Veterans Event
  • General Wesley Craig, PA Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
  • Retired Lt. Colonel Scott Rainey, PA Civil Service Commission
2:00 PMPlenary
  • Healthcare: Current and Future Talent Needs
    • Speakers to be determined
  • The 2014 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA): What Does It All Mean - Where Do We Go From Here?
    • Office of Chief Counsel, PA Department of Labor & Industry
    • (Qualified for 1 CLE Substantive Credit)
3:00 PMSummit Closing Remarks
  • Julia K. Hearthway, Secretary, PA Department of Labor & Industry