2018 NC Recruiting Trends & Economic Development Drive-In Conference

2018 NC Recruiting Trends & Economic Development Drive-In Conference

“It’s all About the Talent”

The NC State University Career Development Center invites you to join your career services and economic development colleagues for the 2018 NC Recruiting Trends & Economic Development Drive-In Conference on Thursday, November 15, 2018 from 9am-3pm at the McKimmon Center on NC State’s Raleigh Campus.

Program Overview 

During the conference, participants will get a first-hand look at the most recent recruiting trends influencing the college labor market as reported by the data collected from North Carolina and national employers. Participants will then discuss the research findings and explore the topic by questioning the keynote presenter and a variety of industry recruiting professionals. The conference will continue with a look at a recent regional labor market analysis coupled with a panel discussion on the role of higher education in regional economic development. Conference participants can expect to:

  • Identify recruiting trends impacting the nation, South and North Carolina.
  • Study the role of higher education in regional economic development activities.
  • Network with career services colleagues and economic development professionals.
  • Benchmark best practices and explore emerging trends in employment recruiting and retention.

Keynote Speaker

Phil Gardner, Ph.D.

Director, Collegiate Employment Research Institute at Michigan State University​

Regional Labor Market Skills Analysis Panel Moderator

Jeff DeBellis, Director of Economic & Policy Analysis, North Carolina Department of Commerce

Panelists include:

Ashley Cagle, Executive Director, Wake County Economic Parnership

Michael Hogan, Program Director, Economic Development, RTI International

Nathan Ramsey, Executive Director, Mountain Area Workforce Development Board

Nedra Clayborne Rodriguez,  Director, Cumberland County Workforce Development Board

Institutional Collaboration in Economic Development/Corporate Recruitment Panel Moderator

Thomas J. White, Director, Economic Development Partnership at NC State University

Panelists include:

Mark Lanier, Assistant to the Chancellor, Assistant Secretary to the Board of Trustees,UNC-Wilmington

Kelly Laraway, Director of Employer Relations, Career Development Center, NC State University

Sara Lloyd Regional Director, Customized Training, NC Community College System

Pat Sturdivant, Executive Director, Capital Area Workforce Development Board

Program registration is $30, includes continental breakfast and buffet lunch. Registration deadline is Monday, November 12, 2018 and is limited to 100 participants. REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED.

Tentative Agenda

9:00 a.m. Check-in and Breakfast

9:30 a.m. Keynote Speaker

11:30 a.m. Lunch

12:30 p.m. Regional Labor Market Analysis & Panel

1:30 p.m. Institutional Collaboration in Economic Development Overview & Panel

2:30 p.m. Networking

3:00 p.m. Adjourn


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For questions, please contact Dr. Arnold Bell at arnold_bell@ncsu.edu / (919) 515-4420