Agenda

Build and revitalize your talent pipeline

Conference Objectives:

  • Highlight the critical role apprenticeship and workplace learning play in building the talent pipeline and addressing the skills initiative
  • Highlight best practices in apprenticeships, internships and co-ops
  • Share strategies for implementation

 

8  a.m.

Registration, Networking and Breakfast

8:30 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Dr. Debbie Bouton
Central Piedmont Community College


Event Moderator and Speaker Introduction Dr. Dana McDonald
Goodwill Industries of the 
Southern Piedmont
8:45 a.m.

Keynote Address

Bill Anderson, Ed.D
MeckEd
9:30 a.m.

Panel Discussion:
The Workplace Learning Imperative

Chris Paynter
Central Piedmont Community College

Panelists:

  • Dawn Braswell
    Siemens Energy, Inc
  • Will Collins
    NCWorks
  • Michael Horrigan, SPHR
    E4 Carolinas
  • Mike Manis
    Centralina Council of Governments
  • Gracie Myers
    Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS)
10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m.

Best Practices Session:
Co-ops and Internships

Jill Lutz 
Central Piedmont Community College

Panelists:

  • Vince Bonfiglio
    Hendrick BMW Northlake
  • Charles Keller Jr.
    26th Judicial District of N.C.
  • Linda Moorer
    Central Piedmont Community College
  • Charles Session Jr.
    Duke Energy
11:45 a.m.

Lunch and Networking

    12:45 p.m.

    Best Practices Session:
    Apprenticeships

    Kathryn Castelloes
    N.C. Department of Commerce

    Panelists:

    • Ray Fairman
      Central Piedmont Community College
    • Mike Hogan
      Central Piedmont Community College
    • Pamela McGimpsey
      N.C. Department of Commerce
    • Michelle Miller
      Bosch Rexroth
    • Jeff Parsons
      Stanly Community College
    • Andreas Thurner
      Blum
    1:55 p.m.

    Closing Remarks

    Jill Lutz
    Central Piedmont Community College