CPCC’s Zeiss to speak at international workforce development conference

last modified Jun 03, 2015 09:21 AM
CPCC’s Zeiss to speak at international workforce development conference

Dr. Tony Zeiss

Dr. Tony Zeiss, president of Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) will travel to Spain to speak at the “Advanced Manufacturing Towards a Different Guidance and the Entrepreneurship of the Future” conference, being held June 10-11, in San Sebastian.

Zeiss will provide the keynote address on June 11, titled, “Advanced Manufacturing Training in U.S. Colleges.” Speakers from other countries, including Germany, Northern Ireland and Spain, will discuss the latest innovations in advanced manufacturing and the need to train more highly skilled workers worldwide. Conference session topics will range from the use of 3D printers and virtual reality concepts in manufacturing to employing drones in construction and new energy-efficient systems for intelligent manufacturing facilities.

This is the third-consecutive year Zeiss has spoken at an international conference. In 2014, he addressed the International Congress on Vocational and Professional Education and Training, held in Winterthur, Switzerland. In 2013, he spoke at a workforce development conference in Berlin and made more speaking appearances in other German cities.

Zeiss has been a leader in the Charlotte region’s global economic vision initiative. CPCC has hosted four Global Competitiveness Summits since August 2012, aimed at identifying and leveraging the competitive advantages needed for the Charlotte region to increase its global prominence and become a hub of global commerce.