Massachusetts Association of Vocational Administrators to host summit in Worcester
Worcester – Training our youth for the jobs of the future, recognizing excellence, and expanding access to education are the goals of the Career, Vocational, Technical, and Agricultural Education Summit presented by the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Massachusetts Association of Vocational Administrators (MAVA). More than 200 leaders and officials from across the state are expected to attend the half-day Summit, which will take place Friday, May 30, from 8:30 a.m. to noon, at the DCU Center, 50 Foster St., Worcester. Sponsored by the Dewey Square Group and GFI Partners, the Summit is free and open to the public.
Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Timothy Murray will emcee the event, which is comprised of three panels, a plenary session, and demonstrations by Massachusetts SkillsUSA. The keynote speaker will be House Speaker Robert DeLeo. Additional officials include: Glen Shor, Secretary of Administration and Finance; Matthew Malone, Secretary of Education; and Rachel Kaprielian, Secretary of Labor and Workforce Training. Speakers and panelists include: Sheila Harrity, Principal, Worcester Technical High School; Brittany Velez, SkillsUSA National Secretary; Kip Paterson, Director of Human Resources, Saint Gobain; Abel Ureste, Plant Manager, Saint Gobain; Susan Mailman, President of Coghlin Electrical Contractors; Russell Vanderbaan, Director of Human Resources, Siemens; Jack Healy, Director of Operations, Mass Manufacturing Extension Partnership; Bill DiBenedetto, President and CEO, Lampin Corporation; Libis Bueno, CEO and Chief Technology Officer, Domitek; and Michael Tamasi, President and CEO, AccuRounds.
Panels will include CVTE Partnering with Business and Industry to Create Tomorrow’s Workforce Today: “A Win-Win Partnership and a Return on Investment”; Federal (Perkins) and State Funding for Capital Equipment and Expanded Programs: “Finding the Needed Resources”; and Expanding Access to Vocational Technical Education: “Why Do We Need to Expand Opportunities and How Do We Accomplish It?”
Registration, a continental breakfast, and networking will take place from 8 – 8:30 a.m. with the program commencing at 8:30 a.m. There is no cost to attend. Please RSVP to Christina Andreoli at firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-753-2924, ext. 236.
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