SEC meets at the High Sierra Grill (formerly the E-Bar), 521 Firestone Road -- off Hollister Avenue just west of Fairview.
See meal choices below. Please RSVP and choose your meal. Pay now by credit card, or at the door with cash or check.

When Wednesday August 10, 2016
from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM PST

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High Sierra Grill in Goleta 
521 Firestone Road
Goleta, CA 93111

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Cheryl Ebner 
Science & Engineering Council of Santa Barbara 
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Gary Kravetz, moderator


8-10-16 Technical employment in Santa Barbara, 2016 

Our August Presentation:
Our annual technical employment panel is always popular and informative. Find out how  economic recovery is affecting the Santa Barbara technical job market. Will job opportunities return? Will new job descriptions emerge? What skill sets are likely to be in demand, and what jobs are now hard to find or hard to fill? What are the predictions for future technical employment?

The Science and Engineering Council’s own Gary Kravetz will moderate a panel of technical recruiters and human resources managers from local technical companies. The panelists will discuss their views on the Santa Barbara technical job marketplace. Confirmed panelists include:

Susie Weslander, Executive Recruiter at Volt

Susie brings over 20 years of recruiting experience on the Central Coast. Her experience covers all aspects of recruiting and relationship building with clients and candidates. Expertise includes Technical, Executive Level Management, Accounting, Finance, Administrative, Marketing and Human Resources recruiting. 

Sharon Mercer Brown, Corporate Director of Human Resources at Moseley Associates, Inc.

Strategic business partner and manager of the day-to-day human resource operations for this global telecom organization. HR partner to diverse business groups. Provide support for employee relations, coaching for performance, training, and talent/retention needs, process and policies. Key leader with strong business and customer orientation. 

Plus: Three additional panel members were recently confirmed:

Michael Boucher, QAD

Carolyn Gamberutti, Channel Technologies

Danny Nishiyama, Business Development/Volt

Please RSVP by the Monday before the meeting:
This gives the restaurant some notice on food amounts and results in faster service. You can pay in advance, or at the door. When registering, make a meal choice.

Meal Choices:
All meals are the same price. Please choose one when you register, to provide a count for the restaurant. Pay when you register or at the door.

  • Tri-Tip Sandwich
  • Smoked Turkey-Bacon Sandwich
  • High Sierra Chicken-Apple-Pecan Salad
  • Portobello Mushroom Sandwich with lettuce, tomato, onion
Drinks: Lemonade, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, iced tea, water.

This meeting is sponsored in part by
Santa Barbara News-Press

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From our Co-Presidents Tim Murphy and Gary Kravetz: 

All members and guests are encouraged to contribute to the SEC scholarship program!
Contact a board member at the August meeting, or send email to the SEC.

Plan now for upcoming SEC meetings:

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