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2021 Career Relevance Convening

2021 Career Relevance Employer and Educator Convening

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Convening Agenda

Convening Evaluation

1:00 p.m. Welcome & Keynote recording coming soon

  • Teresa Lubbers, Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education
  • Pete Yonkman, President of Cook Group, Inc. (presentation)
  • Ruth Watkins, President of Strada Impact, Strada Education Network (presentation request)

2:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions by Industry

Agriculture recording coming soon

  • Facilitated by Dawn Clark, Director of Academic Affairs and Transfer
  • Andy Oppy, Associate Director of Academic Advisor and Career Services, Purdue University
  • Austin Pearson, ANR Extension Educator, Purdue Extension
  • Andrea Schwartz, Dean, School of Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering & Applied Science, Ivy Tech Community College
  • Samantha Otten, Employee Engagement Specialist, Bane-Welker

Business/Technology recording coming soon

  • Facilitated by Charlee Beasor, Associate Commissioner for Communications and Outreach
  • Becca Rice, Vice President for Governmental Relations, Ball State University
  • Hollin Bolden, Navistar Inc. Account Manager, Cummins
  • Alex Hammel, Education Segment Business Champion, SIMBA Chain

Advanced Manufacturing/Construction recording coming soon

  • Facilitated by Jillian Scholten, Director of Academic Affairs and Talent Credentialing
  • Brandon Faulk, Walsh Group Director of Internship in the Division of Construction Engineering and Management, Purdue University
  • Sue Smith, Vice President for the Technology & Applied Sciences Division and Corporate Executive for Advanced Manufacturing, Ivy Tech Community College
  • Dallas Dreher, Human Resources Manager, AM General LLC

Health and Life Sciences/Pharmaceuticals recording coming soon

  • Facilitated by Dr. Ken Sauer, Sr. Associate Commissioner and Chief Academic Officer
  • Hannah Maxey, PhD, MPH, RDH, Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine
  • Director of the Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research and Policy, Indiana University

Logistics/Transportation recording coming soon

  • Facilitated by Sean Tierney, Associate Commissioner Policy and Research
  • Rebecca Clemons, School of Business and Economics Faculty, Indiana University East
  • Dave Tucker, VP of Workforce Development/Community Services, Vincennes University
  • Brad Rhorer, Chief Talent Programs Officer, Conexus Indiana

3:15 p.m. Closing

  • Jason Bearce, Vice President for Education & Workforce Development, Indiana Chamber
    of Commerce (presentation)

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