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SC Manufacturing Conference and Expo: Ask the Experts: Apprenticeships and Executives - October 30, 2019

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SC Manufacturing Conference and Expo:  Ask the Experts: Apprenticeships and Executives - October 30, 2019

April 01, 2019

7:30 am - 11:30 am

Charleston Area Convention Center
Tickets: $35.00
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Dan Ellzey

The ASK THE EXPERTS BREAKFAST: Apprentices and Executives will include a keynote address and two panel discussions.

The opening keynote will be delivered by Dan Ellzey, executive director of workforce innovation, SC Department of Employment and Workforce. Two panel discussions will follow.

 

APPRENTICESHIPS IN ADVANCED MANUFACTURING: Training a Competitive Workforce

Four executives will talk about how advanced manufacturing companies are turning to apprenticeship to develop, grow, and retain a skilled workforce. Apprenticeship programs combine on-the-job learning with related instruction in technical areas to produce qualified, highly-productive employees for careers requiring precision skills. Apprenticeship training ensures workers have the knowledge and competencies companies need for today and tomorrow. Apprenticeship can be used in a variety of manufacturing occupations and works for all company sizes, big and small.

The apprenticeship event will be a moderated discussion with four panelists.

MODERATOR:

AMY FIRESTONE, VP of Apprenticeship, SC Technical College System

PANELISTS:

ROBIN BLACKBURN, Technical Wage Recruiter, Michelin North America

MARTIN GREENLEE, Director, Organizational Development, Zeus

DARYL JOHNSON, BP Americas

VINCENT LOMBARDY, Production Manager, VTL Group

PRESENTING SPONSOR:

APPRENTICESHIP CAROLINA

 

EXECUTIVE WOMEN IN MANUFACTURING: Breaking the Glass Ceiling

The event will feature a quartet of female business executives discussing their path to the top.  The number of female executives continues to rise in many business verticals and it’s no different in the competitive manufacturing industry. 

MODERATOR:

SUZANNE DICKERSON, Director, Logistics Industry Initiatives, SC Council on Competitiveness

PANELISTS:

DENISE THIGPEN, CEO & Owner, Wholesale Boutique

SKY FOSTER, Manager, Corporate Communications, BMW

BARBARA MELVIN, Chief Operating Office, SC Ports Authority

MELISSA SIMPSON, Director, US Indirect Procurement & Supplier Diversity, Bausch Health Co.

PRESENTING SPONSOR:
MICHELIN

SUPPORTING SPONSORS:
AFL
PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS
ROEBUCK BUILDINGS, CO

 

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The cost to attend the morning session is $35. It includes a hot breakfast and access to the keynote speech and both panel discussions.

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