Workforce Collaboration Summit

Using Data to Help Align Florida's Workforce Needs

Florida's economy is diverse and dynamic. In today's hot labor market, it takes organizations and employers working together to help communities and individuals prosper.

Please join sector leaders and data crunchers as they discuss how labor market and outcomes data can help facilitate constructive partnerships. The Summit will bring together higher ed administration and faculty, employers, economic development and workforce development representatives to discuss successful programs, as well as to hold honest conversations about what more is needed.

Space is limited.


Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL


Thurs, Sept 26, 2019
10am - 4pm


10:00am Welcome

10:45amLeadership Forum

12:30pmLunch and Keynote

1:30pm10-Minute Master Classes


3:00pmTownhall Conversation


Confirmed Speakers

Rob Sentz

Chief Innovation Officer, Emsi

Rob Kadel

Senior Research Fellow at Strada Institute for the Future of Work

Aaron King

Program Development Manager, University of Florida

Michael Preston

Executive Director, Florida Consortium of Metro Research Universities

Erik Sander

Executive Director, Florida Engineering Experiment Station

Eric L. Godet

President/CEO, Greater Gainesville Chamber

Nilda Blanco

Director of Business Intelligence, CareerSource Central Florida

Adriane Grant

Vice President of External Affairs, CareerSource Florida

Chris Laney

Workforce Education Director, CareerSource Suncoast

Atticus Steinmetz

Economic Development Manager, Greater Gainesville Chamber

Tara Blythe

Vice President of Talent, Strategy, and Communications, Info Tech, Inc.

Contact Doug Heckman for more information