Kicking off Safety Fest TN 2019 at 8:30 a.m. on April 30 is the Community Safety Forum in the Wamp Auditorium at New Hope Center. The forum’s focus is Facing Future Workforce Needs Today. Dr. Jeff McCord, Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development, State of Tennessee, will deliver a keynote address followed by a panel representing a cross-section of some of the region’s most influential institutions.
The “Silver Tsunami” that will occur within the next several years will result in a significant percentage of experienced workers leaving the workforceThey will discuss the challenges associated with attracting, hiring, and retaining the brightest and best to our region while exploring approaches they are implementing to meet those challenges.
- Dr. Bruce Borchers, Superintendent, Oak Ridge Schools
- Ms. Teri Brahams, Executive Director, Economic and Workforce Development, Pellissippi State Community College
- Dr. David Duncan, Senior Vice President and Program Director, Scientific Assessment and Workforce Development, Oak Ridge Associated Universities
- Dr. Paul Jennings, Executive Director, UT Center for Industrial Services
- Mr. Scott Laska, Manager, Business Development, SL Tennessee, LLC
- Mr. Rick Meredith, President, Anderson County Chamber of Commerce
- Mr. Ken Rueter, President and CEO, UCOR, an AECOM-led partnership with Jacobs
- Mr. Morgan Smith, President and CEO, Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC
- Dr. Chris Whaley, President, Roane State Community College
The moderator will be Ms. Melody C. Bell, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary Resource Management, U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, D.C. The panel will adjourn promptly at 10:55 am.
Amy Wilson, Deputy Y-12 Site Manager, Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (CNS) will then welcome everybody to the foyer of New Hope Center to celebrate Safety Fest TN 2019 with the CNS-Community Safety Lunch and the opening of the 8th annual Safety Expo.
For more information and to register to attend, visit the Safety Fest TN website: https://safetyfesttn.org.
Safety Fest TN 2019 will be held April 29 – May 3, 2019. It is a week of over 130 free safety classes, sessions, demonstrations, a Safety Expo, a Community Safety Forum – all free of charge to everyone who registers. Registration is required to ensure there is enough space.
How does Safety Fest TN pull off a week of free safety training?
Safety Fest TN is made possible through the generous support of Partners, Sponsors and Providers (see 2018’s Everybody graphic below). Last year, 105 organizations just like yours provided sponsorships and resources. Together, they presented 110 free safety classes, sessions, and demonstrations at 8 facilities in Oak Ridge and Knoxville, Tennessee.
The Safety Fest TN 2018 event by the numbers.
- 1,385 people registered, representing 260 organizations from 128 cities in 21 states
- 3,201 training seats made available during the week
- 125 instructors, presenters, speakers, and trainers
- 110 safety classes, sessions, and demonstrations
- 105 partners, sponsors, and providers
- 87 registration, facilitator, and greeter volunteers
- 47 exhibitors
- 8 locations
- 5 days
Sponsorship opportunities are available now!
For more information visit the secure Safety Fest TN website: https://safetyfesttn.org.
The Safety Fest TN Team
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