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

October 13, 2023 from 8:30 am to 11:30 am PDT


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 LaboratoryTesla, Gallo Wines, Penumbra, and more.

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8-8:30 AM  Pre-event networking: Coffee and continental breakfast
8:30 AM      Welcome, Tim Sbranti, Director of Strategic Initiatives, ITV
8:45 AM      Why Partner with Community Colleges, Dr. Dyrell Foster, President, Las Positas College
9:10 AM      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

10:10 AM   Q & A
10:30 – 11:30 AM  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



October 13, 2023
8:30 am to 11:30 am PDT


Las Positas College, Mertes Center for the Arts
3000 Campus Hill Drive
Livermore, 94583 United States
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