Triad Goodwill to Explore Symptoms, Solutions for Digital Skills Gaps with TechKnow Summit
GREENSBORO, NC – Goodwill Industries of Central North Carolina, Inc. (Triad Goodwill) will address the many challenges jobseekers in North Carolina face in a society that is increasingly reliant on digital technology.
Speakers for October 24 summit will include NC Governor Roy Cooper among others
To accomplish this goal, Triad Goodwill has invited government and business leaders as well as educators to convene for their very first TechKnow Summit on Thursday, October 24 at 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.
The first ever TechKnow Summit will outline plans and methods to reduce our community’s digital skills gaps via free and low cost courses, many of which will be available to the public at Triad Goodwill’s Digital Skills Center on 3519 North Elm Street, Greensboro, NC.
Speakers for the conference will include Chris Rivera, Interim Director at Guilford County Workforce Development Board; Jim Brady, CEO of Brady Family of Companies; Jomaira Martinez, Digital Skills Program Specialist at Goodwill Industries International and Karen Mossberger, a professor from Arizona State University. The TechKnow 2019 Summit will also feature a specially recorded message from NC Governor Roy Cooper.
“In a recent study, North Carolina was listed as one of the states most vulnerable to the impact created by automation,” says Melinda Bernard, Digital Skills Manager for Triad Goodwill. “The greater mission for both the TechKnow 2019 Summit and Digital Skills Center is to better position our state and its residents to address these issues now before they turn into serious challenges.”
Triad Goodwill will host this summit at the UNCG and A&T Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering on 2907 East Gate City Boulevard, Greensboro, NC 27401.
About Triad Goodwill:
Triad Goodwill (Goodwill Industries of Central North Carolina, Inc.), a 501(c)(3) non-profit leader, promotes the value of work by providing career development services, skills training and work opportunities for people with employment needs. In the past year, Triad Goodwill served 11,938 people in the community and helped place 2,266 workers in competitive employment. 85¢ of every dollar earned in Triad Goodwill stores supports their mission.