Training America’s Next Generation of Workers - Seattle, Washington

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has released the study, Leaders & Laggards, A State by State Report Card on Public Postsecondary Education. The U.S. Chamber will provide a keynote address presenting the report in Seattle on October 10th, 2012. Hosted by the AWB Institute, this event will feature a panel of education and industry leaders to address the opportunities found in the report and formulate next steps for change in our workforce training systems necessary to produce the workforce needed to support Washington state businesses.

Keynote Speaker:

Domenic Giandomenico, Director, Education and Workforce Programs, Institute for a Competitive Workforce

Panel Moderator:

Earl Hale, AWB Institute

  • K-12: Dan Butler, Assistant Superintendent Mead School District, Founding Partner of The Riverpoint Academy
  • 2-year college system: Rich Cummins, President of Columbia Basin College (invited)
  • 4 year college system: John Gardner, Former Washington State University Business Liaison (invited)
  • Business: Cal Christensen, Wagstaff Manufacturing (invited)

Panelists will be asked to give their perspective on the report presented and thoughts into the discussion around how the post secondary system and position itself to better train the next generation of workers.


Red Lion Hotel on Fifth Avenue
1415 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
Event presented by: United States Chamber of Commerce and the Association of Washington Business Institute.

For additional information, please contact Karlee Glasgow at 800.521.9325 or

To learn more and register, please visit the Association of Washington Business website.