Social Recruitment in the Modern Labor Market
Samantha Angermeier, Staffing Analyst
In the beginning, there was the newspaper ad, but in today’s technology centric society, social media is one of the most effective tools for capturing candidates. Join Sam Angermeier, a veteran of the staffing industry, as she guides you through the complex landscape of social media recruiting. Learn how you too can leverage these tools to find the best candidates.
Connecting Industry to Education
Danielle Birney, Director of Workforce Development
Pelican Chapter, ABC
ABC Pelican has been creating partnerships with school boards, teachers and high students for more than 2 decades. Learn how the Pelican Chapter connects their contractor members to schools with partnership agreements and tracking their relationships throughout the school year. Then learn how the Pelican Chapter is helping to train the next generation of craft professionals through Louisiana’s Course Choice Program.
Give Credit Where Credit's Due: NCCER Hard Hat Heroes
John Havlik, Senior Manager, Workforce Development
Our nation’s veterans posses a wealth of skills and training from their service while on active duty. NCCER has partnered with the armed forces to translate those skills and occupational specialities into civilian craft and management credentials. This session reveals how the shipbuilding and repair industry can leverage military training, and, accelerate the placement of qualified individuals into our workforce.
Career Pathways: A Critical Tool in Attracting Talent
Brad Kibbe, Director of Apprenticeship, Florida Masonry Apprenticeship and Education Foundation
America’s construction and maintenance industries create and maintain our nation’s economic vitality through a broad spectrum of industrial, commercial, and residential projects. At present, those industries are anticipating a shortage of over 1.5 million skilled craft professionals by 2019. Industry owners, contractors, and trade associations are eager to work with educational partners in implementing industry-based training that leads to industry recognized credentials and provides multiple paths to gainful employment in high-demand career fields.
Jon Ponder, Founder & CEO
Prisoners of Hope
Overcoming the barriers to successful reentry for men and women returning to our community in need of adequate support. HOPE for Prisoners works to help individuals reintegrate into the workplace, their families, and our community and our unique partnerships with employers and with our local law enforcement help us to meet the employment needs of those we are privileged to serve.
RT-335: Restoring the Dignity of Work
Timothy Taylor, Chair, Construction Engineering and Project Management, University of Kentucky and
Eddie Clayton, Contracting and Workforce Development Strategies Manager, Southern Company
The United States’ workforce development system is in need of an overhaul. As a process, workforce development includes the recruitment, training, placement and retention of individuals in gainful employment opportunities. Over the past three decades, the skills shortage has worsened to the point that it is not only hard to find qualified craft professionals, but it also impacts projects’ schedule, cost and safety. In this session, attendees will be introduced to a path forward--one that is driven by industry stakeholders—and potential roles as advocates.