Workforce opportunities and challenges focus of Lake Campus Regional Summit

Lake Campus’ Regional Summit on April 13 will offer local leaders the opportunity to exchange ideas and address how these opportunities and challenges are affecting the region and Ohio.

After a 10-year hiatus, Wright State University’s Lake Campus will once again host its Regional Summit on Thursday, April 13. This thought-provoking event, which will be held in Dicke Hall, will focus on the region’s workforce opportunities and challenges.

The event will start with registration from 7:45 to 8:15 a.m. Speakers will begin at 8:15 a.m.

Registration is required at Registration is limited and will remain open until full. Participants are encouraged to register as early as possible.

A collaborative effort with the Mercer County Economic Development Office, the Regional Summit will offer local organizational leaders the opportunity to meet their peers, exchange ideas, and address how workforce opportunities and challenges are affecting the region and the state.

“Our hope is that organizational leaders will leave the conference with an idea or a solution to their workforce challenges,” said Tammy Eilerman, director of workforce development at Lake Campus.

The summit will begin with opening remarks by Andrea Faber, Ph.D., vice provost and chief administrative officer of the Lake Campus; Wright State President Sue Edwards, Ph.D.; and Jared Ebbing, Mercer County community and economic director and a Wright State trustee.

Speakers will include Randy Gardner, chancellor of the Ohio Department of Higher Education, and LuAnn Cook of TechCred.

Jared Ebbing, community and economic development director for Mercer County and a member of the Wright State Board of Trustees, will speak at the Lake Campus Regional Summit on April 13.

The summit will feature presentations on the Good Jobs Challenge from the West Central Ohio Manufacturing Partnership, the Center for Regional Development at Bowling Green State University, the Center for Innovative Food Technologies and ApprenticeOhio.

There will also be a panel discussion as well as networking opportunities. Closing remarks will be made by Ohio Lt. Gov. Jon Husted.

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