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Webinar: Workforce Readiness Through Technology

Over the next 10 years, millions of jobs will require skilled workers, but the number of skilled workers is dropping. To meet the challenge of matching jobs with qualified people, some communities are working to grow and retain their skilled workforce with workforce readiness programs.

Join us on October 29 at 11 a.m. PT/2 p.m. ET to hear how educational institutions are outfitting their learning spaces with technology to help students — young people, career-changers and mid-career experts — prepare for or continue successful careers in high-growth areas like healthcare.

This interactive, 60-minute webcast will:

  • Explore how educational institutions are using technology to attract students and keep them employed in the community.
  • Examine how smaller communities are upgrading their workforce readiness programs to better compete with larger communities.
  • Investigate how strategic investment in simulation and other technologies can result in better communication, collaboration, and training outcomes.

Register for “Confronting the Growing Labor Shortage: New Approaches to Workforce Readiness” >

About the presenters

Dr. Kecia Ray, Principal, K20 Connect
Dr. Ray is a member of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and is past president of the ISTE Board of Directors. In 2013, she was appointed by Tennessee Governor Haslam to the Advisory Council on Alternative Education and in 2014 was appointed by the Tennessee Commissioner of Education to a Personalized Learning Advisory Committee. In 2015, she was invited to serve on a U.S. Department of Education technical working group focused on evaluating education technology. Dr. Ray currently serves on the board of Learning Bird Inc. and holds advisory positions with Mackin, Inc. and H Institute Award for Excellence in Education.

She is a five-time recipient of the President’s Volunteer Service Award and has earned the ISTE ‘Making IT Happen’ Award. Dr. Ray was named ’20 to Watch’ by the National School Board Association, Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women, one of the top 10 EdTech Leaders by Tech and Learning magazine, and most recently was named a Top 100 EdTech Influencer by EdTech Digest. She leads K20Connect and other passion projects supporting K20 education around the world!

Jordan Myers, Regional General Manager, AVI-SPL
Jordan Myers is the Regional General Manager for AVI-SPL’s Tennessee region. AVI-SPL is the largest AV integrator in the world, providing audio-visual and collaboration solutions for corporate, higher ed, healthcare, and federal clients across the country. His team’s higher education clients include University of Tennessee, Loyola, Auburn, ETSU, Clemson and others. Previous to AVI-SPL, Jordan was a manager with Interactive Solutions, which was acquired by AVI-SPL in 2018. He also worked for DePaul University in enrollment management.

Based in Memphis, TN, Jordan has a B.A. in Public Relations and an M.B.A. in Entrepreneurship, both from DePaul University in Chicago. He has his CTS certification from AVIXA, the professional AV industry’s foremost trade association.

Steven Zink – Moderator
Senior Fellow, Center for Digital Education
Steven Zink is an emeritus faculty member at the University of Nevada, Reno, where he served as the university’s first vice president of information technology, while simultaneously serving as dean, university libraries. During his lengthy tenure at the university, Zink assembled a vibrant hybrid organization of information professionals, ranging from specialists in instructional technology to librarians to information technology professionals. In 2008, the physical manifestation of the organization was realized with the opening of the widely acclaimed 300,000-square-foot Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center. From 2011-2016, he served as vice chancellor for the Nevada System of Higher Education, the coordinating body over all public institutions of higher education in Nevada.

Webinar Recording: Healthcare Simulation in Higher Education

Learn about the benefits of healthcare simulation technology and how it prepares future healthcare professionals and improves patient outcomes through training.

The Center for Digital Education (CDE) hosted “Future-Ready Learning: How Technology and Simulation Are Transforming Healthcare Education.” This webinar looked at the ways that healthcare simulation solutions are being applied to give competitive advantage to the colleges, universities and teaching hospitals that adopt them.

Kecia Ray, senior fellow for the CDE, led this event and was joined by an expert panel that discussed:

  • What goes into a healthcare simulation center and how instructors are using the technology in their teaching
  • Barriers to healthcare simulation technology adoption and ways to overcome them
  • How the University of Miami is using its healthcare simulation center to prepare students for the workforce

Speakers include:

  • Jim Angelillo, VP of AVI-SPL’s Advanced Visualization Group
  • Paul Metcalf, Ph.D., development director, School of Nursing and Health Studies, University of Miami
  • Amar Patel, Doctor of Health and Chief Learning Officer, CAE Healthcare

Get the recording for “Future-Ready Learning: How Technology and Simulation Are Transforming Healthcare Education” >

Increase Employee Engagement With the Tools They Want

Your company’s staff can’t collaborate with one another or develop knowledge if they don’t have the technology tools that are easy to use and give them the capabilities they need and expect. You’re likely familiar with these solutions, including video collaboration, interactive displays, advanced visualization and live video streaming. This AVI-SPL article looks at what you need to consider before implementing new collaboration technology, including:

  • How people want to work
  • The user experience
  • Interoperability with current systems

This article is part of AVI-SPL’s collection of resources for organizations that need to improve their efficiency and effectiveness in collaborating and communicating. AVI-SPL has dedicated a single landing page of articles and tech briefs as your convenient source for understanding how to attract and retain talent through digital workplace strategies.

When you have questions about improving, integrating and supporting your digital workplace, the experts at AVI-SPL are available. Contact us at sales@avispl.com or 866-559-8197.

 

Preparing College Students for the Workforce

In this AVI-SPL post for No Jitter, you’ll learn about the technology and skills that businesses will value in the years ahead and what that means for higher education. Universities that want to retain prestige and enrollment figures should give their students hands-on experience with the technology solutions that prepare them for success in their career fields.

That experience can come in the form of solutions like advanced visualization and simulation that train learners in safe environments for medical care. Higher education institutions can also help students understand how to use video collaboration systems and how to work productively with colleagues and clients.

This article looks at the public-private partnerships and funding opportunities that can make collaborative solutions part of your school’s core resources.

Read “Making Higher Ed-Business Partnerships Work for Students” >