(FEDERATION FOR ADVANCED MANUFACTURING EDUCATION)
Developing World-Class Technical Talent
June 13, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Holiday Inn Little Rock - Airport Conference Center
3201 Bankhead Dr, Little Rock, AR 72206
Learn about a group of manufacturers and other employers of technical workers whose purpose is to implement dual-track, work/study education that will create a pipeline of the most highly skilled new workers in the world.
Hear Experts Discuss These Topics:
LAUNCHING THE FAME SUCCESS STORY
Dennis Dio Parker, Toyota, North America
DEVELOPING A NATIONAL FOOTPRINT
Gardner Carrick, The Manufacturing Institute -
National Association of Manufacturers
STARTING & SUSTAINING A FAME CHAPTER
Tony Davis, LAFAME-GeauxFAME Chapter
BRINGING FAME TO ARKANSAS
Christopher Clark, Lockheed Martin
|.Dennis Dio Parker, Toyota, North America
Dennis Dio Parker is an Assistant Manager at the Toyota North American Production Support Center in Georgetown, KY, the education and training arm for Toyota North American manufacturing. He currently leads development of the Advanced Manufacturing Career Pathways. This includes the multiple award winning Technician (AMT), Tool & Die (AMT TD), Engineering (AME), and Business (AMB) Programs. It also includes working partnerships with K-12, technical colleges, universities, and government education organizations. He has 36 years of experience in education, including 29 in the auto industry.
|Gardner Carrick, The Manufacturing Institute at the National Association of Manufacturers
Gardner Carrick is the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for The Manufacturing Institute at the National Association of Manufacturers. Mr. Carrick leads the Institute’s workforce portfolio and is currently working on a new industry-recognized apprenticeship system to change how manufacturers and schools partner to prepare the workforce. He is also leading the development of a national education data system that will integrate education, certification, and labor market data to deliver outcome information on credentialing programs.
|Tony Davis, LAFAME-GeauxFAME Chapter
Tony Davis has developed a proven track record of leadership at every opportunity. Leading the Natchitoches (Louisiana) Chamber through and beyond challenges, Tony shed extraneous roles of the organization; created new, more valuable avenues; and most importantly - and through proven work - established the Chamber as a respected and relevant entity in the community and region. The NCA is a result of this work, and he now plans, advocates, and develops avenues to strengthen the future of the Natchitoches community through his role as Executive Director.
Additionally, Tony is an elected member of the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education where he chairs the Administration and Finance Committee and specializes in early childhood education and JumpStart career pathways areas.
Tony has developed a deep - and wide - knowledge base of rural economic development, early education, workforce programs, and state-level education policy. This nexus of experience and networks has proven invaluable to better liaise with disparate partners across sectors in order to develop effective programs in challenging environments.
He is currently pursuing the prestigious Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) designation and otherwise pursuing opportunities to gain knowledge through sharing from his experience.
|Christopher Clark, Lockheed Martin
|Chris Clark is the Sr. Human Resource Manager for Lockheed Martin – Camden Operations, a world-class manufacturing and final assembly site for a variety of defense products. He is currently leading site expansion activities which will double the number of employees in the next few years. Prior to Lockheed, Chris was the Sr. HR Manager for Georgia Pacific in Crossett, Arkansas where he introduced FAME as a long-term solution for improving skills in new-hires. He has 20 years of experience in Human Resources spanning the Oil Refining, Pulp and Paper, and Defense Industries. He is married to Keitha Clark and currently resides in Smackover, Arkansas.
8:30 - 9:00 REGISTRATION
9:00 - 9:30 WELCOME
9:30 - 10:30 LAUNCHING THE FAME SUCCESS STORY
Dennis Dio Parker
Toyota, North America
10:30 - 10:45 BREAK
10:45 - 11:45 DEVELOPING A NATIONAL FOOTPRINT
The Manufacturing Institute, National Association of Manufacturers
11:45 - 12:45 LUNCH/NETWORKING
12:45 - 1:45 STARTING & SUSTAINING A FAME CHAPTER
FAME Leader, GeauxFAME Chapter
1:45 - 2:00 BREAK
2:00 - 3:00 BRINGING FAME TO ARKANSAS
3:00 CLOSING REMARKS
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