Jobs Summit Online Resources Page


The NCSL Jobs Summit is an important and timely meeting specifically designed for legislative economic development and education leaders. This invitation-only meeting provdes a unique opportunity to communicate and collaborate with legislative leaders on job creation, education, and strengthening the workforce.

This online agenda contains links to presentations and handouts from 2015 NCSL Jobs Summit sessions.

Aug. 31 hIGhLIGHTS
Time Sessions

4-5:30 p.m. 

Check-in and registration

8:30-8:45 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions

  • Corina Eckl, NCSL director of State Services
  • Senator Curt Bramble, NCSL president, Utah
8:45-9:30 a.m.

Looking Forward: Economic & Employment Outlook

  • Anthony Chan, chief economist, JP Morgan Chase
9:30-10:15 a.m.

Jobs, Skills and People: Where We're Going and How We Get There

  • Andrew Hanson, senior analyst, Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce

Presentation: "Jobs, Skills, and People: Where We're Going and How to Get There"

10:30-11:15 a.m.

Smart Systems- Better Jobs

  • Tom Jones, assistant manger, Toyota Production System Support Center, Kentucky
  • Erika Choi, director, New York State Lean Program
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Federal Workforece Funds: Maximizing Education and Employment Opportunities for Youth

  • Jennifer Kemp, unit chief, Policy and Performance, U.S. Department of Labor

Presentation: "Enough is Known for Action: WIOA Title I Youth Formula Program"

  • Tom Phillips, president and CEO, Capital Workforce Partners

Presentation: "Getting Ahead in North Central Connecticut"

  • Eleni Papadakis, executive director, Washington Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board

Presentation: "Washington's Multiple Pathways Strategy and Transition to WIOA"

12:30-1:45 p.m.

Luncheon: Where Education and Economic Development Policy Meet

  • Ned Hill, professor of Public Affairs, Ohio State University 
1:45-2:45 p.m.

New Strategies for Putting People to Work

  • Joseph Quinn, senior director, Public Affairs and Government Relations, Walmart
  • Maureen E. Casey, COO, Institute for Vetrans and Military Families, Syracuse University
2:45-3:45 p.m.

Smart Inventives: Minimize Risk Through Better Data and Design

  • Josh Goodman, officer, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Presentation: "Smart Incentives: Howe to Make the Fiscal Impact of Economic Development Programs More Predictable"

  • Sallie Hemenway, director, Business and Community Service, Missouri Department of Economic Development

Presentation: "Smart Incentives: Minimize Risk Through Better Data and Design"

4-5 p.m.

Connecting Students to the Fortune 500: Innovations in Education to Employment

  • Grace Suh, manager, Education, IBM
  • Radcliffe Sadler, P-TECH Graduate
  • Alicia Guevara, executive director, Year Up New York
8:30-9:45 a.m.

What's Driving Job Growth: A Perspective From the States

  • Facilitator: Corina Eckl, NCSL director of State Services
9:45-11 a.m.

Putting Veterans' Valuable Education, Experience and Training to Work

  • Frank DiGiovanni, director, Force Readiness and Training in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
  • Paula Compton, Ph.D., associate vice chancellor, Ohio Board of Regents
  • Mary Beth Lakin, director, College and University Partnerships, American Council on Education
11 a.m.- Noon

Governing in a Changing World: Understanding Demographic Trends

  • Peter Francese, dounder, American Demographics Magazine

Handout: "Key Demographic Trends: Chances and Consequences"