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Education Workforce Summit

2009 NETWORKS Education-Workforce February Summit and July Workshop
The 2009 NETWORKS Education-Workforce Summit brought together education, business, community and economic development leaders from across the region to determine ways NETWORKS and the region's business and industrial partners can assist our area's PreK-12 education systems with:

- Achieving the new state standards for high school graduation;
- Providng support that results in all graduates qualifying for the Educate and Grow Scholarship;
- Increasing the number of residents in our communities completing higher education degrees;
- Fostering a learning culture in Sullivan County; and
- Working to ensure that the education systems in Sullivan County, Kingsport and Bristol are continually recognized as performance leaders in the state and nation.

A followup Summit Workshop was held on Tuesday, July 7th, 2009.

Visit this page often for additional news and updates to stay involved in this important endeavor.

Resources from the 7-7-2009 Education-Workforce Summit Workshop

The Education-Workforce Summit Workshop was held on the 7th of July at NSTCC. The purpose of the workshop was to learn about the level of workforce/college readiness of graduates of Sullivan County high schools and how they compare within Tennessee and with other states.

Bristol City Schools
7-7-2009 Education-Workforce Summit Workshop Presentation Bristol City Schools

Kingsport City Schools
7-7-2009 Education-Workforce Summit Workshop Presentation Kingsport City Schools

Sullivan County Schools
7-7-2009 Education-Workforce Summit Workshop Presentation Sullivan County Schools

NSTCC College Success
7-7-2009 Education-Workforce Summit Workshop Presentation NSTCC College Success

Networks
7-7-2009 Education-Workforce Summit Workshop Presentation NETWORKS

Key Learnings
7-7-2009 Education-Workforce Summit Workshop Key Learnings Document



Education-Workforce Summit Reports from 12-03-2009

The NETWORKS' Board and other interested citizens heard the full reports from the Summit's four Challenge Topic Teams at a called Decemeber 3rd meeting held in the BMS Bruton Smith Conference Room.

Education-Workforce Summit Team Topics 1 & 2
Recommendations 1-6
Education-Workforce Summit Team Topics 1 & 2 Recommendations 1-6

Education-Workforce Summit Team Topics 1 & 2
Short and Long Term Recommendations
Education-Workforce Summit Team Topics 1 & 2 Short and Long Term Recommendations

Education-Workforce Summit Team Topic 3
Recommendations
Education-Workforce Summit Team Topic 3 Recommendations

Education-Workforce Summit Team Topic 4
Recommendations
Education-Workforce Summit Team Topic 4 Recommendations

Education-Workforce Summit Team Topic 5
Recommendations
Education-Workforce Summit Team Topic 5 Recommendations



Synopsis of the February Summit Breakout Sessions

Thank you to all who participated in the Education-Workforce Summit. As promised, the information created through the work of the small groups is now available. This information will be used by the follow up teams. It is our intent to keep you informed and engaged in the next steps of this journey that has no finish line. . . taking it to a higher level together.




Summit Small Group Summaries



Audio Clips - 2009 NETWORKS Education-Workforce Summit

The following audio links include important presentations from the summit, offering you an improved understanding of what took place at this important event.


Keith Wilson
Chairman - NETWORKS

Audio Clip - Welcome, Introductions, Summit Purpose


Jeanette Blazier
Summit Chair

Audio Clip - Overview of Summit Flow and Process


Oliver "Buzz" Thomas
Executive Director - Niswonger Foundation

Audio Clip - Keynote Address


Jack Barnes
Director - Sullivan County Schools

Audio Clip - New state highschool graduation standards


Erin Blevins
Northeast State Technical Community College

Audio Clip - "Educate and Grow" scholarship information


Jane Ann Fowler

Audio Clip - Lottery Scholarship


Jim Butcher
Tennessee High School

Audio Clip - eLearning


Dr. Richard Kitzmiller
Superintendent - Kingsport City Schools

Audio Clip - Fostering a learning culture


Susan Lodal
President - Kingsport Board of Education

Audio Clip - Fostering a learning culture


Dr. Bill Locke
President - Northeast State Technical Community College

Audio Clip - Change cultural expectations



Did You Know

The following video – “Did You Know” – addresses the ever-changing technological advancements of the 21st century and education and labor challenges facing the United States. This piece provides important insight into the ongoing job-skills changes in today’s workforce – both globally and in the U.S. As the world becomes increasingly driven by technological change and information dissemination, our education system must adapt to this dynamic landscape.