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    February Breakfast Meeting - Workforce Readiness Panel

    Date: February 13, 2019, 8:00am – 9:30am
    Hilton Garden Inn Akron
    1307 E. Market Street Akron, Ohio 44305

    7:30am - Registration Opens
    8:00am - Breakfast and Networking
    8:30am - Presentations Begin
    $20 Members, $30 Non-Members, $10 Students, $10 Members-in-transition
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    Workforce Readiness Panel

    AASHRM will host a panel discussion with a group of Akron area professionals who are out on the front lines of workforce readiness programs every day. The focus will be on how we can collaborate with the local businesses to connect job applicants to jobs and/or provide training for the needed skills.

    Our guest panel of experts will bring us unique ideas from their angle of experience:

    Ralph Sinistro, Ohio Means Jobs

    OhioMeansJobs Summit County is the local, all-in-one workforce resource center and provides a full range of free services to job seekers and businesses. The Resource Room is the hub of OhioMeansJobs Summit County, offering access to job searching tools including internet-connected computers, copiers, and machines, and services for those with disabilities. is the state’s gateway to local job postings and provides resources to help job seekers of all ages reach their professional goals.Workshops offer job seekers opportunities to learn and hone their interviewing; resume writing, job searching skills, and digital skills. Recruitment Events are frequently held at OhioMeansJobs Summit County and give job seekers an opportunity to interview directly with area employers.

    The University of Akron

    The need for polished and experienced business school graduates is endless. Big corporations that reach across the globe, small businesses that stretch across town, nonprofits, public accounting firms and government agencies all rely on skilled business professionals to make their organizations succeed. To help prepare the next generation of business students for future opportunities, The University of Akron’s College of Business Administration (CBA) is building a new Professional Development Center.

    The Professional Development Center will house:

    • Institute for Leadership Advancement
    • Business communications experiential learning suite
    • Presentation studio
    • Internship offices
    • Study abroad center
    • Interview rooms for employers
    • Professional studies classroom
    • Business analytics lab

    Junior Achievement

    As high school students begin to position themselves for their future, there are many unanswered questions about what lies ahead. Junior Achievement’s high school programs help students make informed, intelligent decisions about their future, and foster skills that will be highly useful in the business world.

    Join us as we look to build winning connections in the Akron area!

    Thank you to our February sponsor:




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