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News: Mar 14: Register now for The Future of Work Symposium

A flyer for the event.

Posted: November 21, 2023
Updated: February 22, 2024

Registration is now open for The Future of Work Symposium to be held on March 14, 2024, at Roane State Community College. The event will examine what the workforce will look like in the year 2030 and explore future-proofing solutions for a variety of industries.

The symposium is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. ET on March 14 and wrap up later that day at approximately 4:30 p.m. ET. There is no cost to attend and lunch will be provided (with valid registration). The event will be hosted inside the O'Brien Theatre at the college's flagship campus in Harriman.

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The keynote speaker will be Dr. Lynne E. Parker, vice chancellor at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, who will speak about the impacts of artificial intelligence (AI) and automation on the skills needed by the workforce of tomorrow.

Three panel discussions are scheduled to follow the keynote, with breakout sessions expanding on the topics covered, including AI, advanced manufacturing, digital twinning, and entrepreneurship. Tennessee Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Deneice Thomas will also welcome attendees and participate in one of the panels.

A downloadable agenda is available here. The full symposium agenda with speakers listed for each session is available at futurework.zjjqcw.com.

The symposium is part of the Workforce Opportunities for Rural Communities (WORC) grant, which Roane State is administering to help provide non-need-based training for those in the workforce, those out of the workforce, or those who have been dislocated by their job.

Roane State's campus in Harriman is located at 276 Patton Lane. The theatre is located inside the O'Brien Building. Event signage will be placed on the day of the event to help attendees navigate campus and locate convenient parking. A campus/building map is also available online.

 

This project is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration in partnership with the Appalachian Regional Commission. Roane State Community College is a TBR and AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Compliance and Risk Officer, Tamra Oliver, 276 Patton Lane, Harriman, TN 37748, (865) 354-3000 x4262, olivertl@zjjqcw.com. This grant is funded with $987,691 of federal funds which is 81% of the total project. Roane State Community College is funding at least through leveraged funds 19% of the project with $236,895 of funds.

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