2018 Conference

Keynotes

Thursday, Oct 11
9:30–10:45 a.m.

Josh Davies
Chief Executive Officer
The Center for Work Ethic Development

2030: The Workplace Revolution
The modern workplace is constantly evolving, with some jobs going away (switchboard operator) and others being created (app developer). Every 30 years, a new wave of technology fundamentally changes the workplace. Assembly lines, computers, and the Internet all dramatically shifted the nature of work, and changed the American workplace. Looking ahead to 2030, there is another revolutionary wave that is going to crash the future of work in America. The combination of automation and artificial intelligence will create a new revolution that will destroy not just jobs but potentially entire industries.

Rather than sit back and hope, now is the time to prepare for the coming reality of 2030. We need to be developing the revolutionaries of the future! There will still be jobs, but they will require a different set of skills and abilities. Learn how to develop the skills that will make you and your job seekers relevant today and in the future. Don’t sit back and let the waves drag you down. Choose instead to ride the coming revolution—and come out on top!

Josh Davies is passionate about helping others make a difference in their lives, jobs, and communities. Through his work as a speaker and trainer, he has engaged and encouraged professionals across North America, the Middle East, and Asia. An in-demand speaker, Josh gives keynote presentations and workshops at more than thirty education, workforce, and corporate events annually. He led the training of 10,000 volunteers and more than 4,000 service professionals involved in the 2008 Democratic National Convention. Training Magazine named him one of the top 10 trainers under 40 in America, and the Denver Business Journal tapped him as one of Denver’s 40 Under 40.

 

Special Session

Susan Elkington
President, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. (TMMK)

Toyota/FAME Career Pathway: Three Million!
Three million! That’s the number of jobs in the manufacturing industry expected to go unfilled over the next decade. During the Special Session hosted by Toyota and FAME (Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education), Susan Elkington, the first female president of Toyota's largest plant in the world (TMMK in Georgetown, Kentucky), will talk about Toyota's Career Pathway initiatives and partnerships and how they are addressing critically pressing workforce needs. These include too few workers, gender and minority gaps, and global-best talent. With a focus on Career Pathways, Toyota and FAME will announce a remarkable new achievement in partnership between educators and FAME employers.

 

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