Developing Qualified Workers: Pathways to Employability for High School Students and Graduates - August 10, 2015

Monday, August 10, 2015

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
1000 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

8:30 a.m. Doors open/Continental breakfast
9:00 Welcome
Opening Remarks and Economic Perspective
Dennis Lockhart, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
9:15 Skills development panel
Hard skills, soft skills, life skills, on-the-job skills—all are essential to employability. A panel of experts will share their experiences and results implementing programs that contribute to a workforce better able to learn and adapt.

Facilitator: Melinda Pitts, Director of the Center for Human Capital Studies, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Steve Hollis, Chairman and Cofounder, PPI [Presentation pdf document]
Janice McKenzie-Crayton, President and CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta [Presentation pdf document]
Leigh Newman, Executive Director of Campus Operations, West Georgia Technical College [Presentation pdf document]
10:30 Keynote
Introduction by Stuart Andreason, Senior Community and Economic Development Adviser, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Ronald Ferguson, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy, Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard
Remarks pdf document
Handout for remarks pdf document
Creating Pathways to Prosperity pdf document
Conceiving Regional Pathways to Prosperity Systems pdf document
Elements of a 21st Century Movement for Excellence with Equity pdf document
Developing Positive Young Adults: Lessons from Two Decades of Youthbuild Programs pdf document
11:00 Closing remarks
Dennis Lockhart
11:15 Adjournment