State legislative panel to meet at UAPB Wednesday


A state legislative committee meeting of the Joint Performance Review Committee will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13 at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff’s S.J.P. Extension Complex.

A presentation on the Arkansas Workforce Development will be held from 10 – 11 a.m. Panelists will include Randy Zook, president, Arkansas State Chamber, and Associated Industries of Arkansas; Shane Broadway, director, Arkansas Department of Higher Education and Governor’s Cabinet on Workforce; and Sen. Jane English, co-chair, Joint Performance Review Committee, 89th Arkansas General Assembly and Governor’s Cabinet on Workforce.

“Reimaging the Delta Workforce” 2014 Summit will be held starting at 11 a.m. The agenda includes:

11:10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. DRA Report Commissioned by the Southern Growth Policies Board

12:30 – 1 p.m. Perspectives on the Arkansas Workforce Needs for the Next Administration

1:15 – 2:15 p.m. Business and Industry Roundtable

2:15 – 3 p.m. White House Initiatives

3 – 4 p.m. Educational and Career Training Stakeholder Perspective

4:15 – 5 p.m. Regional Best Practices, Models and Initiatives between Economic Development and Workforce Development

5 p.m. — Wrap-Up and reception.

The meeting is open to the public.