Northwest Arkansas Regional Business & Industry Partnership Council

NWACC Shewmaker Center, Bentonville, AR

March 15 & 16, 2016


March 15, 2016 Day One

8:30-9:00 Light Breakfast and Registration

9:00-10:30 Response to Business/Industry Moderator: Mike Harvey, NW Council

Panel of Exemplar Programs that are responding the needs of Business/Industry

1. PRMBA- Pea Ridge, Charley Clark

2. CASS- Siloam Springs, Mike Rogers

3. Farmington Mentor Program, Clayton Williams

4. Ignite-Bentonville, Teresa Hudson

5. Western Benton County, Bentonville, Gravette, Decatur, Gentry- Mike Poore, Bentonville

6. School of Innovation-Springdale, Joe Rollins

7. New Technology High, Rogers, Dawn Stewart

Overview of programs and Q & A

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-11:30 Student’s Response to Business/Industry Panel Moderator: Mike Harvey, NW Council

Students from the Exemplar Programs will present their learnings and future plans.

11:30-12:30 Networking Lunch

12:30-1:30 Business & Industry Panel Champions Moderator: Kim Davis

Panel will respond to questions created by educators, response from audience

1:30-3:00 Break-Out Sessions/Panels by Pathway

·  Agriculture: Lanny Rice & Don Edgar-University of Arkansas: Room SC 108A

·  Business/Marketing: Tracy Laird, Prairie Grove & Melissa Harrington, Decatur:

Day 1: Peterson Auditorium Day 2: Walmart Auditorium

·  Human Services & Education: Seanne Farrar, University of Arkansas: Room C 107

·  Health Science: Ann McCain, Bentonville: Enactus Room

·  Industrial & Engineering Technology: Vinson Carter, University of Arkansas, Vic Dreier, Project Lead the Way, Mike Rogers, Siloam Springs: Room SC 108B

·  Communications & Information Technology: John Hines, Bentonville: Room C114


March 16 Day Two

8:30-9:00 Light breakfast & Registration

9:00-11:00 Pathway Sessions-Educators Debrief

·  Educator Learnings

·  Implementation of ideas/strategies

·  Suggestions for improvement

11:00-12:00 Networking Lunch

12:00-3:00 Foundation Knowledge & Skills

Break-out Session Topics: Provided by Goodwill Industries/Mike Rogers

·  Career Development: Applications, Cover Letter, Resume, Interviews-Goodwill

·  Workplace Ethics, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Professionalism-

·  Cultural & Global Awareness

·  Collaboration, Communication