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May 4, 2016

Cutting Edge Technical Education/Industry Partnership Models

Come and hear presentations from key regional business leaders and school administrators who will share working solutions that are addressing the “workforce skills gap” through creative partnerships between local high schools and industry. Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Kurt Helgeson, St. Cloud State University, STEM Specialist, who will inspire education and industry collaborations with his presentation: “Connecting Educational Programs and Teachers with Industry Opportunities-The Science Express & Mobile Labs”. Be inspired by our speakers and breakout sessions to go home and create similar dynamic collaborations between your business and education communities!


Team Corporation
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Bemidji Chamber
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Sanford Center
1111 Event Ctr Dr NE
Bemidji, MN
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 Meeting Agenda

11-11:30 am

11:30 am
Welcome: Dave Goetz of H2WMA and Jim Russ of TEAM Industries, Inc.
Lunch: $20

11:40 am
Update: Bill Martinson, State of Manufacturing

11:45 am
Keynote: Dr. Kurt Helgeson, SCSU

12:00 pm
Other Speakers:
~Tony Hommes – TEAM Model
~Mike Malterud – Bagley High School, TEAM Machine Trades
~Matt Wendland/Jesse Frost – Cass Lake Bena High School and Robotics
~Dr. James Hess – Superintendent, Bemidji Schools
~Chris Conway – Design Academy Programming

1:00 pm
~Business & Administrators / Panel and Breakout (Main Room) – What can administration do to support technical education?
~Educators / Panel and Breakout (Back of Main Room) – What can educators do to create/sustain industry partnerships?

1:30 pm
Mobile Lab Tours and Adjourn