2nd Annual Conference for Kentucky Energy Workforce Development (Frankfort)

2ND ANNUAL CONFERENCE for

KENTUCKY ENERGY WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT *

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST

Friday, April 29, 2011

 

LOCATION:       Department for Environmental Protection 300 Fair Oaks Lane, Conference Room 301D  Frankfort, KY 40601

EMPOWERING KENTUCKY WITH POWER ENERGY

 Job Creation:

Providing Infrastructure

EDUCATION IS FOUNDATION

Presented by the Kentucky Consortium for Energy Workforce Development (KEWD)

Kentucky Department for Energy Development and Independence (DEDI)

KentuckyWorkforce Investment Board (KWIB)

Council on Post Secondary Education (CPE)

 

AM:  ENERGY EDUCATION ASSET MAPPING:

9:00 AM          WELCOME and INTRODUCTIONS – and recap of 1st Annual Conf.

9:15 AM    OVERVIEW of KENTUCKY Energy 2011-2025:  Dr.  Leonard Peters, Secretary, Energy and Environment Cabinet (CONFIRMED)

9:30 AM     GOVERNOR STEVE BESHEAR (INVITED)

10:00 AM        CREATING ENERGY JOBS:  PANEL Moderated by Secretary Len Peters

·         Producing C-Level ExecutivesDr. Robert D. Nixon, Associate Dean – Masters Programs, College of Business, University of Louisville (CONFIRMED)

·         Following Community College Energy Career Pathways —Dr. Jay Box, Chancellor, KCTCS  (CONFIRMED)

·         Powering Energy —  Dr. Thomas W. Lester, Dean, College of Engineering, University of Kentucky (CONFIRMED)

·         Dr. Mickey R. Wilhelm, Dean, J. B. Speed School of Engineering at the University of Louisville (CONFIRMED)

NOON:           LUNCH:  NETWORKING and EXHIBITS

R&D from UofL,UK, EKU, NKU, WESTERN, others ( table tops), Energy Clubs

PM:   ENERGY JOB INFRASTRUCTURE:

12:45 PM  Kentucky Workforce Investment Overview – Joseph U. Meyer, Secretary, Education and Workforce Development Cabinet (CONFIRMED)

1: 05 PM   Workforce Development Infrastructure:  Kentucky Workforce Investment Board’s Strategic Plan, Edward J. Holmes, Chair KWIB (CONFIRMED)

1:30 PM          ENERGY INDUSTRY PANEL:  WHERE THE JOBS ARE/ Skills Sought.  Hank List, Deputy Secretary, EEC, Moderator (CONFIRMED)

·         Status of Smart Grid – Don L. Schneider, Jr., GM Central Operations, Duke Energy (CONFIRMED)

·         Status of Smart Grid – Mark Stallons, President & CEO, Owen Electric Cooperative (CONFIRMED)

·         Coal: Brian Patton, President, James River Coal Services (INVITED)

·         Renewables/Biomass:  Gary T. Crawford, CEO, ecoPower Generation, LLC(CONFIRMED)

·         Energy Efficiency Jobs – David Huff, Director CustomerEnergy Efficiency and Smart Grid Strategy, LGE & KU (CONFIRMED)

3:00 PM    All Attendee Participatory Session:  Value of  COLLABORATIONS
HOW TO LEVERAGE RESOURCES IN KENTUCKY –Southern Growth Report for the Future of the South

*There is no charge for this conference; box lunches will be served.

RSVP:  Ann Randolph, Policy Advisor, Department for Energy Development and Independence,  and Manager Leader, KEWD Consortium:  ann.randolph@ky.gov.