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Name: ChamberRVA Talent Summit hosted by RVA NOW 2023
Date: December 7, 2023
Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:

Improving the region's economic mobility through employer-education partnerships

Through presentations (and interactive activities) from educators and employers alike, we'll examine why these partnerships matter to an effective workforce development system. And what they look like when they work. The goal is for attendees to leave knowing how to incorporate the available tools and become a more active participant in improving the lives of those moving from student straight to a sustainable career.


8:00   Networking, Light Breakfast
8:25   Introductory Remarks
Monica Smith Callahan, Deputy County Manager Henrico County
8:30   Welcome
Brian Anderson, CEO ChamberRVA
Sponsor Remarks
Phil Hatfield, Capital One, Managing Vice President, Small Business Bank
8:45   Opening Interactive Session with Attendees
John Dougherty, Executive Director, Workforce Coalition RVA
Why do employer – education partnerships matter to an effective workforce system?
What do these partnerships look like when they work?
9:00   Young Success Stories Panel
                Monica Smith-Callahan
               How did work based learning opportunities and programs get you where you are today?
               Zane Schultz, Henrico County, Department of Information Technology
               Mia Hennig, James River Exteriors
9:20   Spotlight: Work-Study Program
Monica Smith-Callahan
How/Why Does this Partnership Work?
               Cristo Rey Richmond High School and RiverFront Investment Group
Peter McCourt, President & CEO of Cristo Rey Richmond High School
Peter Quinn, CEO of RiverFront Investment Group
Cheron Smalls, Director of Human Resources & Talent Management, RiverFront Investment Group
9:50       Success Outcomes and How We Got Here
               Monica Smith-Callahan
               Presentations on Outcome Data
               Katy Stokes, Work Based Learning Coordinator, Chesterfield County Public Schools
               Beverly Cocke, Administrator of Workforce Development, Henrico County Public Schools
               Suzy Keeley, Vice President, Development, Communities in Schools
               Audience Q&A
10:30     Break
10:45     Successful Collaborations Filling the Pipeline            
               John Dougherty
               Panel Discussion on the Interrelatedness of Workforce Coalition Stakeholders
               Steve King, Workforce Administrator, Office of Community Wealth Building, City of Richmond
               Danielle Bailey, Project Director, Virginia Career Works, Capital Region
               Sean Pettiford, Communities in Schools, Pathways to Success Site Coordinator
               Anna Danese – Director, Network2WorkRVA and Career Services, CCWA
11:15     Closing Keynote
              Kirk Cox, President, Virginia Business Higher Education Council            
11:35     Interactive Exercise
            John Dougherty
            What is your Keep, Stop, Start? Can you commit to it?
11:50     Closing Remarks
                Brian Anderson
Noon      Adjourn

Event Sponsors:
Brightpoint Community College
Chester Campus

Nicholas Center
13101 US-1
Chester, VA 23831
Date/Time Information:
Thursday, December 7, 2023
Networking and light breakfast 8:00
Program begins promptly at 8:30
Contact Information:
Beth Weisbrod
Chamber Member Price: $60
Non-Member: $75
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