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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.

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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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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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

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 & Steve Shenbaum

Welcome and Keynote

10mins

Main Conference Center

Chris Laney & Steve Shenbaum

Chris Laney, Welcome Steve Shenbaum, Keynote

Track Session 1

40mins

Track Session 2

40mins

Track Session 3

40mins

Lunch

60mins

College Prep

   

30mins

Professional Prep

   

30mins

SOJC Parent’s Night

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

100

speakers

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tracks

1000

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