High Impact Technology Exchange Conference
Preparing America's Skilled Technical Workforce
Wednesday, July 27, 8:30–9:30
How Competency-Based Programs Will Grow Your Enrollments (and Solve World Hunger!)
Matt Bowman, an international speaker and award-winning education entrepreneur, will share practical steps that innovative college leaders can take today to better attract tomorrow’s savvy learners—and maybe just save the world in the process.
Matt has been involved with education, online learning, public school choice, technology, and entrepreneurship for nearly 30 years. Matt holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education and is an alumnus of Stanford’s Executive Business Management program.
Matt is the Founder and CEO of My Tech High, which partners with innovative public school districts to offer a STEM-focused, tuition-free, personalized education program for students who learn best at home, online, and in their community. Now entering its 14th year, My Tech High serves nearly 20,000 students across 10 states from Kindergarten to College & Career.
Matt also partners with accredited colleges (see Snow College Online) to offer online, mastery-based degrees and industry certifications.
Thursday, July 28, 12:30–1:45
Emerging Technologies & Industry Innovation: Preparing a Skilled Technician Workforce for a Changing World
Our keynote panel will provide insights on emerging technologies and industry innovation, discuss how these developing trends will impact the skilled technician workforce, and how we might best prepare future skilled technicians for these jobs.
Program Director – Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) at National Science Foundation
Chief Workforce Development Officer, BioMADE
Executive Director, Indian River State College
Karen Wosczyna Birch
Executive Director, National Center for Next Generation Manufacturing