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Thursday, April 19 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Digital inclusion funding through workforce development (including certifications)

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People seeking employment are a big part of the constituency served by many local digital initiatives. This session will focus on programs that integrate digital skills training with employment programs, including certification training, and look at Workforce Investment funding and other support opportunities in the workforce system.

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Karen Perry

Broadband Specialists, NTIA
Digital champion working to create partnerships and programs to close digital divides and strengthen communities. Currently @NTIAgov. Previously with @FCC @GatesFoundation @BellLabs. Living in Seattle. Proud mother of two strong women. @KarenAPerry

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Lisa Chambers

National Executive Director, TECH CORPS
Lisa M. Chambers has nearly 20 years of experience developing and implementing nationally-recognized and award winning, Computer Science (CS) and Information Technology (IT) informal education programs. TECH CORPS is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring K-12 students... Read More →
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Tom Esselman

CEO, Connecting For Good
Computer donations, refurbishing, reselling, and recyclingWorkforce development resourcesSpin Class, Rock/Pop/Alt MusicItalian Food and WineGolf
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Stu Johnson

VP, Connected Nation
Connected Nation believes that states, communities, families, and individuals can realize great economic and social advantages when we accelerate broadband availability in underserved areas and increase broadband use in all areas, rural and urban, alike.Stu Johnson serves as Vice... Read More →
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Creola Rice

Workforce Development Program Manager, CEOGC
Creola Rice, M.Ed.Manager, Workforce Development - Designs and develop instructional material for training and professional development purposes. Also implementation of programs with emphasis on achieving Information Technology Certifications. Creola oversees the Workforce Development... Read More →

Thursday April 19, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
HIMSS A, 4th Floor 1 St Clair Ave NE, Cleveland, OH 44114, USA