Talent Strategies Symposium
1111 W. 17th St.
Tulsa, OK 74107
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Today, a new class of workers is blurring the divide between what used to be blue- and white-collar workers. More businesses are looking for candidates to fill niche positions with a very particular set of skills who don’t necessarily have four-year college degrees.
Sarah Boisvert, author of "New Collar Workforce," will be the guest speaker at the Chamber's 2019 Talent Strategies Symposium. Sarah will facilitate an interactive conversation about innovative strategies for engaging with this new workforce. The Chamber will also unveil 918Educate, a regional collaboration to increase the number of adults with postsecondary degrees or certificates in Tulsa.
Introduction of Sarah Boisvert
Sarah wrote "The New Collar Workforce" based on research with 200 U.S. manufacturers on the skills needed in smart manufacturing. She founded Fab Lab Santa Fe and Archimedes Fab Lab in Santa Fe, New Mexico, focusing on workforce training and entrepreneurship. She developed Digital Badges for the New Collar Workforce providing micro-certifications in 3D printing operation, laser service, CAD design and other tools used in high-tech industry.
Review attendee goals
"Engaging the New Collar Workforce" + Q&A
Networking coffee break
Roundtable 1: What are the top skills our workers need today to employ new disruptive technologies in our businesses?
Roundtable 2: What do we want formal education to provide for the people we are looking to hire?
Roundtable 3: How do we need to innovate employment practices for New Collar Jobs in an age of alternative learning?
Wrap-up + next steps