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UTI in Norwood hosting job-skills summit Wednesday

Posted by Natalie Feulner  November 9, 2012 09:59 AM

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Universal Technical Institute in Norwood will host a “Connecting Education with Job Opportunities” skill summit Wednesday at 9:15 a.m.

The event is a collaborative effort between educators, employers, and policy makers. Organizers hope will help identify the issues with skill gaps, a news release about the event said.

Discussions will focus on labor policy, trends, and challenges in the local job market. Participants will also discuss demographic factors and gaps specific to the Massachusetts skilled labor force.

The event will be moderated by Shirley Leung, business editor at The Boston Globe.

Panelists will include the following people:

-- Rebekah Lashman, senior vice president, Commonwealth Corporation
-- David Cedrone, associate commissioner for economic and workforce development
-- Edward Bouquillon, superintendent-director of Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical School District
-- J.D. Chesloff, executive director, Massachusetts Business Roundtable
-- Mark DiNapoli, president and general manager, Suffolk Construction Northeast
-- Beverly Leclerc, manager, Integrated Air and Missile Defense Systems
-- Bill Mergendahl, CEO, Professional Ambulance and Pro EMS Center for MEDICS

The summit will run from 9:15 to 11 a.m. and is free. For more information and to reserve a seat, contact Andrea Teague at 781-948-2004 or email ateague@uti.edu. UTI is located at 1 Upland Rd. in Norwood.

Natalie Feulner can be reached at natalie.feulner@gmail.com.

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