Above is an address that President Barack Obama delivered to address concerns and strategies related to our economic growth and workforce development as a country. For more information about this address, please visit http://www.whitehouse.gov
Friday, January 30, 2015
The AWEDC is designed to develop robust industry solutions to help people gain access to quality employment opportunities, prepare them for the workforce and educate our society on economic strategies to prevent future community struggles.
Founder and Chairman- Center for Minority Achievement in Science and Technology (CMAST)
Mr. Britt has worked in the IT industry for over 12 years working in the areas of technical support, network administration, systems engineering, information security, and project management. He is a highly sought after speaker, mentor, panelist, and workshop presenter on minority academic achievement and involvement in STEM career fields.
Deputy Director of the Fort Meade BRAC Region - Howard County
During his twenty seven year career in the US Army, Kent Menser served in assignments as an Aviator and Armor officer in Germany, Viet Nam, Korea and the United States, to include tours of duty as a; Professor of Military Science, Instructor Pilot, Garrison Commander of Arlington Hall Station, Virginia, Camp Page, Korea and Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.
Dr. Cecelia Wright Brown
Department of Interaction Design and Information Architecture - University of Baltimore
Serving as part of the principal faculty at the University of Baltimore, Dr. Cecelia Wright Brown is a long standing advocate for education and engineering as a whole. Her role as a faculty member at Morgan State University, participation in the alumni chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers and local school system serve as a testament of her dedication to STEM.
C. Alex Young, Ph. D
Solar Astrophysicists - NASA Goddard Space Flight Center with ADNET Systems, Inc.
Just as meteorologists study weather patterns on earth, the field of Space Weather aims to predict and understand solar storms. Dr. Young works to gather solar signal and image data from satellites to better understand dynamic phenomena in the solar corona such as solar flares and coronal mass ejections.
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Phyllis H. Hillwig, Ed.D
Chief Operating Officer - Words & Numbers
Phyllis H. Hillwig, Ed.D. Chief Operating Officer Educational Background Currently, Phyllis is co-owner of Words & Numbers, one of the largest content development services companies in the educational publishing space. As Chief Operating Officer for Words & Numbers, Phyllis has been sought for her thought leadership in the content development arena.
Kristinia Marie Gillmeister
STEM Program Coordinator - Anne Arundel County Public Schools
Workforce Development & Diversity Solutions Panel
Time(s) 12:40pm - 1:30pm
Dr. Jorge Ribas
President / CEO - Mid-Atlantic Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Serving as a biomedical scientist and community leader, Dr. Ribas serves as an integral part of workforce development and growth in the Hispanic community. Dr. Ribas is a advocate of education, workforce and economic growth in the National Capitol Region.
Youth Development/Life Skills Program Director - Mission of Love Charities
Sheri is Youth Development/Life Skills Program Director for Mission of Love Charities, Inc (MOLC) and a dynamic trainer, facilitator, coach and consultant working for more than 16 years in the youth & leadership development field.
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Assistant Principal - DC Charter School
Educational Options for Changing Times
Time(s) 1:40pm - 2:30pm
Director of Community Education - Prince George’s Community College
The workshop will address the need for all professionals to “re-tool” their skill set to remain competitive and increase their career opportunities and options in these challenges economic times. Highlights will include unique educational options that are available today for working adults that are returning to school or are considering a career change.
Utilizing Social Media (Marketing) As a Workforce Development Tool for your Business
“Social Media Strategies for Business: Networking & Marketing for a New Age”
Time(s) 2:40pm - 3:20pm
CEO - Social Media Works
An overview of what Social Media is, the most popular sites and why it is changing the why companies market their brands and engage customers. Learn the top 10 reasons to use Social Media for business growth. Presentation will include tips for using Social Media effectively. Both businesses and professionals will benefit from the information covered.