High Impact Technology Exchange Conference

Preparing America's Skilled Technical Workforce

July 21 and 22


All times EDT

Wednesday, July 21

12:10–1:00KEYNOTE:  Mark Maybury, Chief Technology Officer, Stanley Black & Decker
1:10–2:10PANEL: Industry Insights: New Technologies, New Opportunities
Industry speakers present exciting new tech and big innovations in STEM that will impact technician hiring in the not-so-distant future.
Moderator:  Dr. Mary Russell, Training Specialist, Cook Medical
2:20–3:20PANEL: Strategies and Successes: Best Practices for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Colleges that have moved the needle on increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion share best practices and tips for implementing and supporting change.
Moderator: Dr. Kevin Christian, Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Equity, AACC

Thursday, July 22

12:00–12:10 WELCOME
12:10–1:00 KEYNOTE:  Jessica Gomez, Founder, President and CEO, Rogue Valley Microdevices In a world where competition is global and having a skilled workforce can mean the difference between failure and success, where is the U.S. technology industry heading, and how can corporations and educational institutions partner to create training opportunities to build the workforce needed to spur innovation? Jessica Gomez will share her story and provide her perspective on the future of work.
1:10–2:10 PANEL: Sure Hope This Persists: Students and Educators Share Teaching and Learning Strategies from the Past Year Educators and students discuss the teaching and learning practices used during the pandemic that they hope will continue. Moderator: Dr. Mary Slowinski, PI Working Partners Workshops, Bellevue College