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Education & Workforce Development Conference

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM

Vendor Tables Open
Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM – 9:45 AM
Opening Remarks
Dr. Fred Keating, President, Rowan College at Gloucester County
Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney 

Opening Keynote
Commissioner Aaron R. Fichtner, Ph.D., New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development

Breakfast Panel – Bridging the Gap from Education to Employment     

Confirmed Panelists:
Dennis Bone, Director, Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship at the School of Business, Montclair State University
Dr. Fred Keating, President, RCGC
Robert Langol, Senior Director of Military Affairs, Comcast
John Radwell, Vice President, Customer Satisfaction, Radwell International, Inc.
Assemblyman Troy Singleton, Director of Operations, Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters
Moderator – Marianne Aleardi, SJ Magazine

9:45 AM – 10:00 AM

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM
Workshop – Session I –
Workshops will be repeated twice

Breakout Sessions Include Choice Of:
#1: Customized Training & Education
Robert Herbst, Executive Director of Continuing and Professional Studies, Thomas Edison State University
Dean Bridgette Satchell, Workforce & Professional Development, RCGC
Sharon Weinman, Director of Organizational Development, Inspira Health Network
Gloucester County Institute of Technology Rep – TBD
Moderator: TBD

#2: State/County/Federal Resources
Michelle Shirey, Gloucester County Workforce Development Board
Jeff Swartz, Camden County Workforce Development Board
Kelly West, Executive Director, Burlington County Workforce Development Board
Anne Marie Palatnik, Virtua
Moderator: Patricia Moran, Ph.D., Assistant Commissioner, Department of Labor & Workforce Development

#3: Career Pathing/Internships/Apprenticeships
Anthony Bellia, President, Bellia Work+Space Solutions
Patrick Cruet, Principal, Adult Education, Burlington County Institute of Technology
Melissa Eckstein, Career Counselor & Option II Coordinator, Gateway Regional High School
Bob Schivanato, Camden County Apprenticeship Coordinator
Moderator & Panelist: Dr. Candice Racite, Co-Op Coordinator, RCGC

#4: Millenials in the Workplace
Bill Emerson, President, Emerson Group
John Lorenzo, Owner, PostNet
Professor William Wend, RCBC
Melina Zamalloa, Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce
Moderator: Dr. Christopher Nagy, Superintendent, Burlington Institute of Technology

10:45 AM- 11:00 AM

11:00 AM – 11:45 PM
Workshop – Session II
11:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Break / Lunch Pick Up

12:00 PM – 1:00PM
Lunch Keynote

Congressman Donald Norcross, 1st Congressional District



Thank you to our Sponsors!

(as of 4/17/17)





Southern New Jersey Building Trades Council

Join Us!

Be a part of planning our exciting new conference planned for May 2017. Workforce training & ongoing education are the focus of our new conference which will focus on the issues facing business owners and managers in developing their workforce. Our conference will tackle the issues facing managers and business owners with educating & training their workforce. We will address multi-generational issues & more.

Meeting Schedule

Thursday, April 11th
3:00 – 4:00 pm

Wednesday, April 26th
3:00 – 4:00 pm

Wednesday, May 10th
3:00 – 4:00 pm

 Please contact Sherie Binns at sbinns@bcrcc.com if you are interested in joining this planning committee.