GSSC'S FALL MEETING 2021
TRENDS IN WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
Hampton Inn, Mobile | October 23-24
9 - 11 am
Technology Innovation and Talent Acquisition
Exhibitor Expo / Networking
ACCS – Preparing Alabama’s Workforce For Manufacturing
Jeff Lynn, Vice Chancellor for Workforce and Economic Development
Alabama Community College System
Innovative Workforce Development Solutions in Southwest Alabama
Dr. Josh Duplantis, Executive Director
SAWDC Alabama Works!
Ronald F. Baczkowski, Chief Executive Officer
VT Halter Marine, Inc.
William Tincup, President
Bienville Room Lobby
(safe + sound) Safety & Health Program
Dale Schneider, OSHA Compliance Officer
Mobile OSHA Office
New Member Spotlight: Alabama Pipewelders Academy
Charles Byrum, Director
Generation Z: What Can We Expect
David Sullivan, CEO, The Peer Group
Exhibitor Expo / Networking
Trends in CyberSecurity
Joe McEnerney, Vice President
Christopher Williams, Attorney
Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC
Taking a Grow Your Own Approach to Workforce Development
Bobby Lamb, Apprentice Program Manager
Understanding the Challenges in Workforce Development
BYF Project Update
John McKay, President and CEO
Mississippi Manufacturers Association
* Session times subject to change. Check back prior to meeting for final agenda. Meeting activities will be held in the Bienville Room.
ABOUT THE MEETING
With the unemployment rate in the US nearing a 50-year low and the number of job openings exceeding the number of job seekers for 17 straight months, employer approaches to workforce development must include new and innovative ways to attract new talent, to retain and engage with the newest generation to enter the workforce, to take advantage of untapped populations, and to manage productivity in a technology-driven workplace while mitigating cybersecurity threats. Governmental agencies, too, play a role in meeting labor market demands.
GSSC's Fall Meeting centers around trends in workforce development while featuring state and local workforce initiatives designed to meet the needs of employers. Featured topics include
Technology and Talent Acquisition
Attracting, Retaining, and Leading Gen Z
Trends in Cybersecurity
Addressing the Skills Gap through Partnerships and Apprenticeships
State and Local Approaches to Workforce Development
Sponsorship and Exhibitor opportunities are available!
As always, there will be plenty of networking opportunities and an Exhibitor Expo to round out the two-day event.
Representatives from the Shipbuilding/Ship Repair and Manufacturing Industry Sectors
Suppliers to the Shipbuilding/Ship Repair and Manufacturing Industry Sectors
Secondary and Postsecondary Representatives
Economic Development Personnel
The Hampton Inn - Historic District
62 S Royal Street
Mobile, AL 36602
Attendees who are not overnight hotel guests are encouraged to park at Central Parking Garage located at 74 South Royal Street directly across from the Hampton. From here, parkers should pull a ticket and keep to give to the Hampton Inn front desk agent to receive discounted $9 parking and receive a parking voucher.