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Preparing the Workforce for Automation: Examples in the Real World

  • 2060 Rayburn House Office Building (map)

As the debate continues over how soon and how profoundly automation will alter the job landscape and what policies should be implemented, efforts are already well under way on several fronts to meet this challenge.

Join us to hear from workers, educators, industry and labor leaders and the technologists themselves who are involved in real world efforts to prepare the nation's workforce.

Moderator: Jeff Burnstein, President, Robotics Industries Association (RIA)

I. Workforce Training Programs that Work: Retraining the Under-employed, Secondary and Post-Secondary Workforce in a Highly Blue Collar Industry Region that is Rapidly Automating

Ritch Ramey,  Engineering Technologies Coordinator at Tri-Rivers Career Center RAMTEC, Marion, OH

Bob Graff, Senior Sales Manager, STEM Education, YASKAWA AMERICA, INC., Motoman Robotics Division, Cincinnati, OH

II. Leveraging AI to Close the Skills Gap: Cognitive Tutors in Community College and Vocational Training Settings

Dr. Lee Branstetter, Professor Of Economics & Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College of Information Systems & Public Policy; Director, Future of Work Initiative, Block Center for Technology & Society, Pittsburgh, PA

III. Human Machine Teaming from the Perspective of the Human-Strategies for Engaging Students and Communities with Emerging Technology

Prof. Michael A. Gennert, Robotics Engineering Program, Computer Science & Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA

IV. Organized Labor Strategies: Engaging in the Innovation Process to Shape the Future of Work 

Edward Wytkind, Former President, Transportation Traded Department, AFL-CIO; currently advisor to labor on future of work and technology

Snacks & Refreshments to be provided

Permalink: https://roboticscaucus.org/event/preparing-the-workforce-for-automation-examples-in-the-real-world/

For more information about the briefing, to RSVP for this event,
or to learn more about robotics companies in your Congressional District,
please contact Bernadette Concepcion at b.concepcion@ieee.org.

Earlier Event: April 29
Congressional Autism Caucus Briefing
Later Event: April 29
World IP Day Briefing and Reception