Learning at the Speed of Change
Developing the Workforce for Information and Technology in the Bay Area
ROSALIND HUDNELL, Intel Corporation
WANDA MILES, Docent Technology
LINDA SALTER, West Valley-Mission Community College
MARK MORRISON, Napa New Technology High School
SUNNE WRIGHT MCPEAK, Bay Area Council
BOB PEARLMAN, Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network
JOHN AVAKIAN, College of San Mateo
8:00am - 11:30am
Join these and many other distinguished industry, education and community leaders for a strategic conversation about what Bay Area businesses and educators can do to develop the future high-skill workforce for the region's Information Technology industries. Careers in Information Technology are growing and changing rapidly leaving our high schools and colleges struggling to keep up. Many local programs exist in schools and industry to begin to address this issue. But, are these local solutions poised to meet the challenge at the needed speed and scale? LEARNING AT THE SPEED OF CHANGE will bring together IT industry executives, school administrators, and representatives from government, foundations, industry associations and community-based organizations to identify regional strategies to ensure a prepared, agile and sustainable IT workforce for the Bay Area.
- Identify the key regional workforce development needs of the IT sector.
- Learn about local solutions that integrate school-based and workplace experiences for students and teachers.
- Address the student "interest gap" and the "digital divide" that limit youth's exposure and access to technology careers.
- Initiate a community network to foster powerful new relationships among business, educators and government.
Silicon Graphics, Inc.
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Building 40, Cafe Ozone
Mt View, CA 94043
Contact Sharon Oldham, BaySCAN