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FALL MEETING 2018

The 21st Century Workplace:  
Recruiting and Retaining Talent

November 1-2 | Hyatt Centric French Quarter

The 21st Century Workplace:  Recruiting and Retaining Talent

Thursday, November 1

9:00 am- 11:30 am

Registration

10:00 am-11:00 am

GSSC Board Meeting

12:00 pm- 12:30 pm

Opening Remarks-Lunch

Jeff Allman, President

Gulf States Shipbuilders Consortium

12:30 pm- 1:15 pm

R355: Restoring the Dignity of Work

Dr. Timothy Taylor

University of Kentucky

Eddie Clayton

CURT

1:30 pm- 2:15 pm

Creating Effective Industry and Education Pathways

Brad Kibbe, Executive Director

Florida Masonry Apprenticeship and Educational Foundation

2:15 pm- 2:45 pm

Exhibitor Expo Networking Break

2:45 pm- 3:30 pm

Women and the Trades: An Untapped Resource

Bria Sativa Aguayo, Executive Director

Becoming a Welder, Inc.

3:30 pm- 4:15 pm

Per Diems: How to Keep the Feds Off Your Back

Thomas Woodford, Counsel

Phelps Dunbar, LLC

4:15 pm- 5:00 pm

Connecting Industry to Education

Danielle Bierney, Director of Workforce Development

ABC Pelican Chapter

6:00 pm- 8:00 pm

Dinner

Orleans Foyer

Friday, November 2

7:30 am- 8:15 am

Breakfast

Orleans Foyer

8:15 am- 8:30 am

Opening Remarks

Orleans

Jeff Allman, President

GSSC

8:30 am- 9:20 am

Social Recruitment in the Modern Labor Market

Orleans

Sam Angermeier, Staffing Analyst

HKA Staffing

9:30 am-10:15 am

Reimagining Reentry

Orleans

Jon Ponder, Founder & CEO

Hope for Prisoners

10:15 am-10:45 am

Exhibitor Expo & Networking Break

Orleans Foyer

10:45 am-11:30 am

Military to Maritime: Connecting American Heroes to Maritime Careers

Orleans

Cassie Scher, Communications Associate

Nahigian Strategies

11:40 am-12:10 pm

Lunch

Orleans Foyer

12:10 pm-12:40 pm

Keynote

Orleans

Dr. Kristine Strickland, Chancellor

Fletcher Technical Community College

12:45 pm- 1:30 pm

Give Credit Where Credit's Due: NCCER Hard Hat Heroes

Orleans

John Havlik, Senior Manager, Workforce Development

NCCER

1:35 pm- 2:30 pm

Influencing the Talent Pipeline: Employer and Education Alignment to Impact Career Awareness and Opportunities

Orleans

Victoria Hunt

Ingalls Shipbuilding

2:30 pm- 2:45 pm

Wrap Up and Adjourn

Orleans

Jeff Allman, President

GSSC

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