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Agenda | Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Innovation in the Energy Workforce

Trends, Policies & Training Opportunities in the Energy Workforce + Nuclear Power Technology

1:00 PM ET: Introduction & Logistical Info | Leah Loch, Director of Marketing & Communications, NACCE (OH)

1:05 PM ET: Background on Webinar Series | Tom Downs, Coordinator, Community & Technical College Consortium (DC)

1:15 PM ET: Overcoming Barriers for Minority Students in Higher Education | Christy L. Jackiewicz, Chief, Minority Educational Institutions Division, Office of Economic Impact and Diversity, Office of Minority Programs, U. S. Department of Energy (DC)

1:45 PM ET: Keynote | Dr. Rebecca Corbin, President & CEO, NACCE (NC)

2:05 PM ET: Break

2:15 ET: Panel Discussion - Recent Trends, Policies & Training Opportunities in the Energy Workforce | moderated by Mark Mitsui, President, Portland Community College (OR)

  • Panelists include:
    • Jannet Malig, Statewide Director, Advanced Transportation & Logistics, CA Community Colleges hosted at Cerritos College (CA); Co-Coordinator, Long Beach Clean Cities (CA)
    • Michele Mihelic, Senior Director, Policy and Regulatory Affairs, American Clean Power Association (DC)
    • Susan Wyche, Strategic Communications Consultant, Wordvisor (CA)
    • Robert Cowin, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Engagement, U.S. Department of Energy (DC)

3:15 PM ET: Panel Discussion - Nuclear Power Technology 

  • Panelists include:
    • Matthew Mann, Program Director, Nuclear Technology, Cape Fear Community College (NC)
    • Thad Leister, Senior Operations Manager, GE Hitachi Field Services (NC)
    • Janelle Eddins, Advanced Reactor Development Team Lead, Nuclear Energy Office, U.S. Department of Energy (DC)

4:00 PM ET: Wrap Up & Closing | Leah Loch, Director of Marketing & Communications, NACCE (OH)