Marlin Steel President Drew Greenblatt participated in a roundtable discussion on job skills with U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez, U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker and U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer yesterday at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, Maryland.
The roundtable, titled “Strengthening Skills in Our 21st Century Workforce,” attracted about 150 people from business, government and education. The panel was moderated by Dr. Dawn Lindsay, president of Anne Arundel Community College. The discussion focused on better ways to help job creators and educators bridge the “skills gap” so that training is better aligned with demand-driven needs of employers.
Other participants included: Adria Alpert-Romm, senior executive vice president, human resources and global diversity, Discovery Communications; Dr. Charlene Dukes, president, Prince George’s Community College; Orlan Johnson Esq., principal, TJC Consulting Group and board member, University of Maryland Medical Systems; Dr. William (Brit) Kirwan, chancellor and chief executive officer, University System of Maryland; Martin Knott, chair, Governor's Workforce Investment Board and president, Knott Mechanical; Andrew Larson, national project coordinator, IUPAT Job Corps Pre-Apprenticeship Program; Maria Martinez, president, Respira Medical; Dan McDermott, director, Upper Shore Workforce Investment Board and chair, Maryland WIB Association; Gary Pollard, AACC student trainee and Army veteran; Robert Sapitowicz, vp business development, ARINC, and Brian Sweeney, director, Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Maryland.