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Tuesday, July 23 • 2:30pm - 4:45pm
Workforce Development

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The Workforce Development Working Group identifies the barriers to addressing labor shortages and the key stakeholders, and specific actions that can be implemented to alleviate these shortages. The Working Group examines the training needed for the skilled workforce of the future as well as the best practices in industry and government cooperation.

Co-Chairs:
Senator Lisa Wellman, Washington State Legislature
Shawna Argue, Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS)

Welcome, Introductions and Opening Remarks
Senator Lisa Wellman, Washington State Legislature
Shawna Argue, Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS)

Career Pathways: How workforce development is evolving across the region.
How are the community colleges and universities engaging with industry and stakeholders on workforce development?
Lisa Shingoose, Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT) (Confirmed)
Government Programs in Washington State that are working toward workforce development
Sen. Lisa Wellman, Washington State Legislature Career Connect Washington
Caitlyn Jekel, Office of  Governor Inslee (confirmed)

Workforce visa and mobility challenges
The panel will showcase of how Canada is addressing visa requirements for immigrant workers in the tech sector.
Chad Vickers, Ministry of Immigation and Career Training, Government of Saskatchewan (invited)

Roundtable Discussion 
Attendees and panelist will explore how the region could move forward to address these emerging challenges on workforce development. Discussion led by Co-Chairs
Panelists
Working Group Attendees


More details on the Working Group here.

Speakers
LS

Lisa Shingoose

Vice-President, Employment Development & Career Services, Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT)
CJ

Caitlyn Jekel

Labor Policy Advisor, Office of Governor Inslee
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Sen. Lisa Wellman

Senator, Workforce Development Working Group Co-chair, Washington State Legislature
Lisa Wellman represents 41st Legislative District (Mercer Island, Bellevue, Newcastle and parts of Issaquah, Sammamish, and Renton) in the Washington State Senate. She was elected in 2016 after a 25-year career in technology and marketing including executive level positions in Fortune... Read More →
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Shawna Argue

Director of Registration; Workforce Development Working Group Co-chair, Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of Saskatchewan
Shawna is a registered Professional Engineer in Saskatchewan. She is a graduate of Industrial Systems Engineering, University of Regina (1987) and holds a Masters of Business Administration from Athabasca University (1999). Shawna's experience covers a wide variety of industries both... Read More →


Tuesday July 23, 2019 2:30pm - 4:45pm
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