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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Workshop Attendees." National Research Council. 2014. Opportunities for the Gulf Research Program: Middle-Skilled Workforce Needs: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18980.
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Workshop Attendees

Saundra Johnson Austin

Senior Vice President for Operations, National Action

Council for Minorities in Engineering

Elaine Barber

Vice President, Education and Workforce Initiatives,

Greater Houston Partnership

Marilyn Barger

Executive Director, Florida Advanced Technological

Education Center of Excellence

Patrick Barnes

Founder and Director, Limitless Vistas Inc. and

President/CEO and Co-Founder, BFA Environmental

Hattie Carwell

Executive Director, Museum of African American

Technology (MAAT) Science Village

Njema Frazier

CEO, Diversity Science

Richard Gilbert

Co-Principal Investigator, Florida Advanced

Technological Education Center of Excellence

Kim Green

Executive Director, National Association of

State Directors of Career and Technical

Education Consortium

A.J. Guiteau

Workforce Training & Development

Specialist—Offshore Industry

John Hosey

Director of Development, Gulf Coast

Restoration Corps, The Corps Network

Chip Hughes

Director, Worker Education & Training Program,

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Rodney Jackson

Associate Director, National Geospatial Center of Excellence

Joanna Kile

Executive Director, Energy Institute,
Houston Community College

Ramanan Krishnamoorti

Chief Energy Officer, University of Houston

Jennifer Langhinrichsen-Rohling

Director, Gulf Coast Behavioral Health &
Resilience Center, University of South Alabama

Maureen Lichtveld

Professor and Chair, Tulane University School of
Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Department
of Global Environmental Health Sciences

Jay Love

Finance Chairman, Alabama Business

Education Alliance

Telley Madina

Gulf Coast Policy Officer, Oxfam America

Jean Massey

Assistant State Superintendent,
Mississippi Department of Education

Kathleen Miner

Associate Dean for Applied Public Health,
Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

Brigitte T. Nieland

Vice President, Program and Workforce Development,
Louisiana Association of Business and Industry

Norine Noonan

Professor of Biological Sciences and Director,
Advanced Placement Summer Institute,
University of South Florida St. Petersburg

Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Workshop Attendees." National Research Council. 2014. Opportunities for the Gulf Research Program: Middle-Skilled Workforce Needs: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18980.
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Brooke Polk

Competence and Learning Development Specialist,
International Association of Drilling Contractors

Bill Raley

Dean, Industrial/Technical Programs,
College of the Mainland

Eric Roan

Program Manager, Center for Offshore Safety

Capri St. Vil

National Director of Education Programs,
The Corps Network

Mark Schneider

Vice President and Institute Fellow,
American Institutes for Research

Chris Snyder

Director, Marine Education Center, University of
Southern Mississippi and Mississippi-Alabama Sea
Grant Consortium

Kathy Thompson

Dean, Technical Education & Workforce
Development, Bishop State College

Marsha Towns

Director of Partnership Development,
Gulf Region, The Student Conservation Association

Kristin Tracz

Gulf of Mexico Program Officer,
The Walton Family Foundation

Jason Tyszko

Director, Education and Workforce Policy,
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Jeff Zinkham

Director, Competency Consulting and
Solutions PetroSkills

Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Workshop Attendees." National Research Council. 2014. Opportunities for the Gulf Research Program: Middle-Skilled Workforce Needs: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18980.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Workshop Attendees." National Research Council. 2014. Opportunities for the Gulf Research Program: Middle-Skilled Workforce Needs: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18980.
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During the period 1990 to 2010, U.S. job growth occurred primarily in the high-skilled and low-skilled sectors. Yet, one-third of projected job growth for the period 2010-2020 will require middle-skilled workers -- who will earn strong middle-class wages and salaries -- important to both the production and consumption components of our economy. These jobs typically require significant training, often requiring more than a high school diploma but less than a baccalaureate degree. In the Gulf of Mexico, middle skilled workers play key roles in maintaining oil system safety, completing the numerous environmental restoration projects needed along the Gulf coast, and as workers in an integrated and resilient public health system. Educational pathways that lead to middle skilled jobs in these areas include: apprenticeship programs offered by schools, unions, and employers; high school career and technical education programs; community college courses, certificates, and associate degrees; and employer provided training.

Opportunities for the Gulf Research Program: Middle-Skilled Workforce Needs is the summary of a workshop held on June 9-10, 2014 in Tampa, Florida. This workshop convened 40 thought leaders from the Gulf region's education, employer, and policymaking communities to facilitate a discussion of the current state of education and training pathways for preparing the region's middle-skilled workforce in both the short- and long-term and to identify perceived needs and potential opportunities that might be addressed by the GRP. Workshop participants discussed a variety of opportunities around building capacity in the region's middle-skilled workforce, including the need for competency-based education and training approaches and stronger partnerships among the region's employers and institutions of higher education.

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