Monday October 3, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 6:30 PM PDT
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Sequoia Conference Center
901 Myrtle Ave.
Eureka, CA 95501

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Susan Seaman
Arcata Economic Development Corporation
707-798-6132 ext. 212

California Association of Local Economic Development and AEDC Present


Join us for information and conversation to build a vibrant workforce

Monday, October 3 Noon to 5 p.m 
Next Generation Eureka Mixer 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

Sequoia Conference Center
901 Myrtle Ave., Eureka  


   Emceed by Jessica Pettitt, Good Enough Now

   Through a background in stand-up comedy, professional speaking,
   expert facilitation skills,and well-tested adult education consulting,
   Jessica guides groups to challenge assumptions, engage in tough
   conversations, move past excuses, and help create a vibrant 
   workforce NOW. 



How Young Professionals Promote Economic Development in a Rural Community
Presented by Gurbax Sahota, President & CEO at CALED

Hot Jobs -- What are the Occupations of Opportunity in our Region?
Presented by 
 Randy Weaver, Labor Market Information Division

Filling in the Gaps -- Preliminary results from an HSU research project that looks at the gaps between what young job seekers are told about economic opportunity, what Humboldt State programs provide, and what industry needs.
Presented by Chris Gaines, HSU Lecturer and Internship Director

Meeting in the Middle -- Industry leaders, young professionals and career counselors discuss the myths, opportunities and expectation gaps in our local workforce.
Facilitated by Michael Kraft, Sequoia Personnel 

Next Gen Eureka Mixer -- Next Gen Eureka, an organization dedicated to having a young voice in community discussions, will be hosting this end of event mixer  for all participants with refreshments, fun and information from organizations that are supporting young professionals. This is a great opportunity for young professionals and industry leaders to network and perhaps come up with some innovative solutions to our workforce needs.

  Featuring Gurbax Sahota, President and CEO at CALED
  Gurbax brings her economic development experience at the state level to  
  Humboldt  County where she will address how other communities are addressing  
  local economic development and why it matters, including the importance of
  retaining young professionals.


Thank you to our event sponsors: