Bill Symonds, Director of Global Pathways Institute, joins us to talk about the upcoming 2017 Western Pathways Conference at Marriott City Center in Downtown Denver. Western Pathways will host thought leaders from higher education, business and industry, as well as the government and public sector.
Government and education leaders will come together to focus on: How to build an education and workforce development system that will prepare all young adults for careers leading to economic independence.
Governors from a number of western states will be on hand, including Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, Montana Governor Steve Bullock, and Governor Dennis Daugaard from South Dakota.
Along with pre-conference field trips to Lockheed Martin Space Campus, University of Colorado and others, Western Pathways will feature great speakers addressing workforce development and the growing skills gap. Those speakers include: Allen Blue, Co-Founder, LinkedIn; Kim Clark, Former Dean, Harvard Business School; Former President, BYU Idaho; Denise Peppard, Chief Human Resources Officer, Northrup Grumman Corporation; Melody Schopp, Secretary of Education, South Dakota; President, Council of Chief State School Officers and Senior Executives from Walmart.
Visit www.westernpathways.com to learn more, and register for the May 11 - 13 conference and field trips.