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Safety Fest TN | April 27 - May 1, 2020
Safety Fest TN | April 27 - May 1, 2020

Safety Forum: Workforce Development – Facing Future Workforce Needs Today

Workforce development is a growing concern among almost every sector in the Tennessee Valley region. The "Silver Tsunami" that will occur within the next several years will result in a significant percentage of experienced workers leaving the workforce. Technology is changing, requiring workers to equip themselves with new skills. Competition among industries for trained, skilled workers is growing exponentially.

These and other workforce development challenges will be discussed at Safety Fest TN's kick-off Community Safety Forum. The Tennessee Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development will set the stage with a keynote address, followed by a distinguished panel of community educators and employers discussing immediate and future workforce challenges and programs underway to meet those challenges. The panel session will adjourn promptly so that attendees may attend the CNS-sponsored community lunch and the opening of the Safety Expo.

Please join us on
Tuesday, April 29, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Zach Wamp Auditorium
New Hope Center, Oak Ridge, TN

Be sure to register here!

Dr. Bruce Borchers
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
Anderson County Chamber of Commerce

Mr. Ken Rueter
President and Chief Executive Officer
ETTP Cleanup Project Manager
UCOR, an AECOM-led partnership with Jacobs

Mr. Morgan Smith
President and Chief Executive Officer
Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC

Dr. Chris Whaley
Roane State Community College


Ms. Melody C. Bell
Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary
Resource Management
U.S. Department of Energy


Dr. Jeff McCord
Labor and Workforce Development
State of Tennessee