WHO: The Transportation, Logistics and Distribution (TLD) Talent Network is holding its first Industry Summit. The TLD Talent Network builds partnerships in the TLD industry to develop and support TLD in New Jersey and formulate strategies for competing at the regional, national and global levels. It is led for the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development by Continuing Professional Education at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and Essex County College Training, Inc.
WHAT: The Industry Summit will explore the current state of the TLD industry in the Northeast region of the U.S., specifically New Jersey, and welcome TLD employers, New Jersey Labor and Workforce Development (LWD) partners, educational institutions, community organizations and other industry stakeholders.
Panelists will discuss current and future industry trends and how to build workforce capacity and leverage innovation for growth. Glenn McRae, Ph.D., director of the Northeast Transportation Workforce Center, housed at the University of Vermont, will deliver the keynote address, “TLD NJ – Issues, Challenges/Opportunities and Trends.” For more than 30 years, Dr. McRae has been active in national and regional initiatives to build career pathways in TLD, and also has been involved in numerous efforts to develop skilled and sustainable TLD worker pipelines.
Other guest speakers include Kerri H. Gatling, manager of the Talent Networks & Strategic Partnership Academy, LWD; Michael Valeriano, labor market analyst, LWD; and James White, northeast regional director, MedShare.
WHEN: Aug. 17, 2017. Noon - 4 p.m.
WHERE: NJIT’s Eberhardt Hall.
WHY: With the TLD industry ever evolving, gaining valuable insight into current industry challenges, career opportunities and emerging technologies is vital to the success of all current and future stakeholders.
TO ATTEND: Visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tld-industry-summit-tickets-34303725366 to register. The TLD Talent Network and NJIT will sponsor lunch.
CONTACT: For additional information regarding the TLD Talent Network Industry Summit, contact Carmen Pichardo, TLD co-director, at 973-877-3172 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or John Taggart, TLD co-director, at 973-642-7975 email@example.com.