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Ensuring a pipeline of local, trained and ready-to-work talent requires a new partnership imperative that bridges the gap between industry and educational institutions. Learn from Bay Area business leaders and community colleges executing innovative new strategies that work. Featuring solutions from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Tesla, Gallo Wines, Penumbra and more.

8-8:30AM  Pre-event networking: Coffee and continental breakfast
8:30AM      Welcome, Tim Sbranti, Director of Strategic Initiatives, ITV
8:45AM      Why Partner with Community Colleges, Dr. Dyrell Foster, President, Las Positas College
9:10AM      Employer Panel: Best Practices in Workforce Development:
Dr. Maliika Chambers, Director of Operations Training, Penumbra
Randy Pico, Engineering Senior Superintendent, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Rebecca Bettencourt, Senior Manager, Workforce Development and Training, Gallo Wines
10:10AM   Q & A
10:30 – 11:30AM  Make connections with Community College program contacts, funding resources and more


Who Should Attend?

Employers looking for new ways to build a diverse, local workforce, leverage county and state funding for apprenticeships and internships and want to save time finding the right programs to fill existing and future workforce needs.

For more information contact Beth McCormick, Las Positas College Strategic Workforce Development Liaison (925) 344-2751

The Partnership Imperative: Innovative Solutions for Chronic Skill Gaps in Manufacturing

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