Stark Forum: State of the Workforce
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
As we kick off a four-part series on workforce, join us for a special extended Stark Forum with key statewide and regional leaders addressing workforce challenges and seeking solutions in both the public and private sector. Hear from statewide leaders including: Frank LaRose, Ohio Secretary of State; Ryan Augsburger, President, The Ohio Manufacturers’ Association; Kevin Hoggatt, Director of State Government Affairs for Ohio at Intel Corporation; and Dr. Para Jones, President, Stark State College.
Learn more about their workforce development efforts and gain insights as our community collaborates to identify, train, and develop the workers who will fuel future growth.
We hear daily from area employers that they continue to be impacted by a historic labor shortage crisis. Alongside inflation and continued economic disruptions, recruitment and retention of employees remain a top concern for our business community.
We invite you to join us for this important discussion, as we collaborate with our community partners to find solutions to the ongoing workforce challenges. Let's work together to create a thriving workforce that drives the growth and prosperity of our region.
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8:00 am – Registration, continental breakfast and coffee
8:30 am – Welcome
Denny Saunier, President and CEO, Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce
Para Jones, President, Stark State College
8:40-9:30 am - Statewide Workforce Panel
Moderated by Jeff Dafler, Vice President of Economic Development and Public Policy, Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce
Frank LaRose, Ohio Secretary of State
Ryan Augsburger, President, The Ohio Manufacturers’ Association
Kevin Hoggatt, Director of State Government Affairs for Ohio at Intel Corporation
Dr. Para Jones, President, Stark State College
9:40-10:30 am - Regional Workforce Panel
Moderated by Barbara H. Bennett, Vice President of Education & Workforce, Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce
Samuel Mohammad, Adult Education and Workforce Coordinator National Center for Urban Solutions
Jim Batchelder, President - Stark County Manufacturing Workforce Development Partnership
Joe Chaddock, Superintendent, Stark County Educational Service Center
JoAnn Breedlove, Executive Director, Stark Tuscarawas Workforce Development Board
10:30 am – Closing | Vendor tables remain open
About the Stark Forum Series:
The 2023 Stark Forum: State of the Workforce is a four-part series addressing the most critical issue facing business today- our shrinking workforce. Among the topics presented include a state of the workforce, recruitment and retention, culture and employee experience, and future workforce and talent pipeline.
Registration is closed.