Skills Gap Series: Bioscience Education

Date/Time
Date(s) - 05/28/2014
8:30 am - 10:30 am

Location
Save the Bay

View/Download Flyer: Skills Gap Series

Panelists:
– Ed Bozzi, Associate Clinical Professor, Coordinator of the Biomanufacturing Program, University of Rhode Island
– Tim Pelletier, STEM/STEAM Outreach Coordinator, RI NSF EPSCoR
– Avelina Espinosa, Associate Professor of Biology, Roger Williams University
– Beth ZielinskiDirector Industry Outreach at the Center for Biomedical Engineering, Brown University
*panelists subject to change

Session Moderator:
– Steve Klamkin, reporter, anchor and host for WPRO Radio and 630WPRO.com

Tech Collective’s Rhode Island Skills Gap Series focuses on the state’s high-tech, high-growth Bioscience and Information Technology industries. Over the past 14 months, we’ve delved into local and national industry data and garnered Rhode Island employer and employee insights via focus groups, one-on-one interviews, and surveys. Our findings have been compiled into two Rhode-Island specific reports:

  • Why IT Works – Rhode Island Information Technology Industry Skills Study
  • Bioscience – Rhode Island Bioscience Industry Skills Study

Each report comprehensively identifies workforce skills gaps at the entry and mid-levels; explores industry education and career pathways from K-12 through incumbent worker; and offers recommendations to move forward.

Our Skills Gap Series follows the release of the reports. Featuring a panel of Rhode Island leaders and stakeholders, each forum is an opportunity to discuss the findings of the reports as well as current and future initiatives the state can undertake to grow and innovate in these industries. There will be three forums per industry, each focusing on: Industry, Education, and Government. All forums will be held on Wednesdays from 8:30-10:30am at Save the Bay in Providence:

  • February 26th – IT Industry focus
  • March 26th – Bio Industry focus
  • April 23rd – IT Education focus
  • May 28th – Bio Education focus
  • June 12th (Thursday) – IT Government focus
  • June 25th – Bio Government focus

The Skills Gap Series forums are open to the public; industry, academic, and state leaders and stakeholders are encouraged to attend. All panelists and forum details will be posted towww.tech-collective.org as announced. The full IT and Bioscience skills gap reports can also be downloaded from the Tech Collective website.


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