Friday, April 6, 2018 from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
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Ohio Means Jobs - Summit County, Room 119 B&C 
1040 East Tallmadge Avenue
Akron, OH 44308

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Nan McClenaghan 
Goodwill Industries of Akron 

 Continental breakfast sponsored by:

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2018 Employers' Information Summit & Agency Fair

Note: Event is pre-approved for 2.0 hours of general credits by SHRM and HRCI



7:30 - 7:50     Check-in & Networking      

7:50 - 8:05     Welcome & Overview
                            Ralph Sinistro, CWDP
                            OMJ Center Manager
                            County of Summit Department of Job
                            and Family Services


 8:05 - 8:20    Timeline & Resources for Employers about Sept. 8, 2018
                      (Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program Operational)

                            Darryl Brake
                            Executive Director
                            Community Partnership of Summit County

8:20 - 8:40     Overview of Summit County Activities to
                       Address Skills Gap
                            Richelle M. Wardell
                           Director, Education
                            United Way of Summit County

                            Angie Berresford
                            Director, College & Career Academy Engagement
                            United Way of Summit County

8:40 - 8:50     Employer Questions

8:50 - 9:00     Summit County's Economic Development Task Force                                      Bob Genet
                              Deputy Director
                              Department of Community and
                              Economic Development
County of Summit, Ilene Shapiro, Executive 

 9:00 - 9:55     Apprentice Programs Update 
                               Erich Hetzel
                               Apprenticeship Service Provider
                                Michael Chastain
                                Apprenticeship Service Provider
                                Office of Workforce Development
                                Ohio Department of Job & Family Services      

 9:55 - 10:45   Agency Fair

10:45 - 11:00  Wage Pathways Program     
                               Aaron Engelhart
                               Program Director

                                                 Rick Cugini
                                Youth Employer Advisor
                                Wage Pathways Program
                                County of Summit Department of Job and
                                Family Services           


11:00  Questions & Closing