TAMPA (January 9, 2014) – With an ever-changing economy it’s not surprising that the Bay area’s workforce and its needs change often, too. It’s these changes and future predictions of the workforce that will be discussed at the ‘State of the Workforce Tampa Bay’ event presented by Tampa Bay WorkForce Alliance, WorkNet Pinellas, and in partnership with Feeding Children Everywhere and Tampa Bay Business Journal.
The event, set to take place on January 14, 2014 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, will consist of two panel discussions with a chance for audience questions after each panel, a networking hour, and a special presentation by Feeding Children Everywhere.
This event is ideal for businesses in the education, healthcare, engineering, technology, and manufacturing industries as panelists will be paying special attention to these key STEM (science, technology, engineering, and manufacturing) industries.
Industry experts such as Judy Genshaft, President of the University of South Florida; John A. Kolosky, President of the Hospital Corporation at Moffitt Cancer Center; Paul Anderson, President of Tampa Port Authority; and Chase Stockton, Chairman of the Tampa Bay Technology Forum Board of Directors, among others, will be participating in the panel discussions and giving their feedback on the strengths and weaknesses of Tampa Bay’s workforce.
‘We’ve seen and are continuing to see an increase in the number of STEM jobs becoming available on a local, state, and national level. This event provides local businesses and employers with the opportunity to hear about the strengths and weaknesses of our workforce and workforce development system,” said Ed Peachey, president and CEO of WorkNet Pinellas and Tampa Bay WorkForce Alliance.
Those who are interested can register for the event by visiting www.bizjournals.com/tampabay/event and clicking on ‘State of the Workforce Tampa Bay.’
Single tickets are $35 each and tables of 10 are $350.
About Tampa Bay WorkForce Alliance & WorkNet Pinellas
Tampa Bay WorkForce Alliance, WorkNet Pinellas their regional workforce board partners are members of the Employ Florida statewide network of workforce services and resources. To locate any of Tampa Bay WorkForce Alliance’s or WorkNet Pinellas’s One Stop Centers visit www.workforcetampa.com or www.worknetpinellas.org. TBWA and WorkNet Pinellas are equal opportunity employesr/programs. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities by calling TTY/TDD 711.