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2017 State of Jobs Conference on October 10th in Sarasota, Fl

Welcome to the #stateofjobs conference where you will have the opportunity to explore careers and prepare for college. Our goal is to help you prepare for your future while telling us what you're looking for in your college and career prep.

Six Tracks

We have six tracks available this year including healthcare, information technology, business/entrepreneurship, manufacturing/engineering, hospitality/tourism, and arts/culture.

Over 100 Speakers

This year, we welcome many familiar faces from previous years plus welcome new speakers to the event. Every year we evaluate our speakers and bring the ones back that you’re most excited about on Twitter. Continue the conversation so we can continue to improve the event.

Technology for Learning

Throughout the conference, you will have an opportunity to engage with our group by answering questions via text messaging and traditional paper surveys. Our goal is to improve the quality of education in Sarasota and Manatee Counties while also improving your opportunities to succeed in college and careers.

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SPEAKERS

The #stateofjobs conference brings together some of the area's top professionals.

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Chris Laney

CareerSource Suncoast

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Violeta Huesman

Keiser University

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Nicole Rissler

Sarasota County

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David Rovine

Baltimore Orioles

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Jim Shirley

Arts & Culture Alliance

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Frank Maggio

Centennial Bank

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Al Carlson

UF Innovation Station

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Kent Hayes

Tandem Construction

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Christine Alexander

Lazy Fairy Improv

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Andrew Telatovich

USFSM

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Will Luera

Florida Studio Theatre

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Jennifer Boris

State College of Florida

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Andrea Knies

New College of Florida

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Dr. Patrick Mularoni

John Hopkins All Children's Hospital

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Joy Hamm

New College of Florida

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Blair Bloomston

game on Nation, LLC

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Stephen Rodriguez

SANCA

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Kristy Terenzio

Boyd Insurance

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Pamella Horton

Mavens Connections

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Richard Platt

Southeast High

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Lisa Krouse

FCCI Insurance

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TAYLOR TOLLERTON COLLINS

Professional Benefits, Inc.

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Laurie Pike

MPH Hotels, Inc

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Machelle Miner

Wells Fargo

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Amanda Parrish

Fawley Bryant Architecture

PROGRAM

#stateofjobs is a one day conference focused on delivering students a real conference experience in preparation of understanding their opportunities in college and careers.

Chris Laney & Blair Broomston

Welcome and Keynote

Chris Laney, Director of Education & Community Investment of CareerSource Suncoast Welcome Address

 
Blair Broomston, Co-Founder and Vice President of game on Nation Keynote

Main Conference Center

Chris Laney & Blair Broomston

Track Session 1

Healthcare - First Responders

Information Technology - Life in IT, presented by SouthTech
Engineering/Manufacturing - Maker Movement, Richard Platt
Hospitality/Tourism - Sports Tourism Panel
Arts/Culture - Behind the Scenes, presented by Feld Entertainment
Business/Entrepreneurship - Create a business in 40 minutes

45mins

Track Session 2

Healthcare - Life of Healthcare, presented by Plymouth Harbor

Information Technology - IT Demonstration and Concentration
Engineering/Manufacturing - Mechanical Engineering, presented by Feld Entertainment Monster Truck Show
Hospitality/Tourism - The Art of Culinary
Arts/Culture - The Art of Improv, presented by Florida Studio Theater
Business/Entrepreneurship - Business Problem Solving

45mins

Track Session 3

Healthcare - Pediatrics and ER, presented by Dr. Patrick Mularoni, All Children's Hospital

Information Technology - In the Mind of a Hacker, presented by Craig Troyer, Mapletronics
Engineering/Manufacturing - Keeping the Lights On, presented by FPL
Hospitality/Tourism - TBD
Arts/Culture - The Well-Fed Artist, presented by the Arts & Culture Alliance of Sarasota County
Business/Entrepreneurship - Real Insurance, starting a career in it

45mins

Lunch

60mins

College Preparation

The Manatee/Sarasota region has some of the most recognizable names in higher education. At State of Jobs, we like to showcase the amazing diversity and strength among our many institutions in this region. We will welcome nearly ten institutions to share about what makes their institutions unique and answer some questions from the audience.

30mins

Professional Prep

What does it mean to be ready to enter the workforce. Whether it's after college or following high school, we want to discuss the importance of personal branding, personal responsibility, digital branding, and what it takes to be hired in a 21st Century job market.

SOJC Parent’s Night

We're excited to welcome Parents for an exciting night of learning about colleges and careers. We're invited the first 200 parents to join us for this year's SOJC Parent's Night at Robarts Arena. This program will include dinner and give you the opportunity to hear from 6 different keynote speakers (in a short amount of time) and spend time learning from the incredible higher education institutions we have in this community. You can register today at www.stateofjobs.org/parentsnight

120mins

download

2016 State of Students Report (SOSR)

A report on student perception in Sarasota County. This report was taken at the 2016 State of Jobs Conference in October.

venue

Robarts Arena is home to many events including the Sarasota County Fair. This year, 15,000 sq ft will be filled with students learning about colleges and careers.

Robarts Arena

3000 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34237

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SPONSORS

Our sponsors are amazing! We can't do this event without them.

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Schools

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speakers

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tracks

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