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Panel for High Desert Economic Summit Announced

HIGH DESERT ECONOMIC SUMMIT ANNOUNCES SKILLED WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PANEL FOR THE APRIL 27TH EVENT

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VICTORVILLE, CA – Regional business leaders will discuss the challenges and opportunities involving the area’s skilled labor force during the High Desert Economic Summit planned for April 27.

This years’ panel will discuss “The Skilled Labor Pipeline: Does the High Desert Have One?” as well as topics related to healthcare, aviation, education and manufacturing.

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The panel consists of Dr. Dennis Haghighat, CEO of Victor Valley Global Medical Center; Dr. Derek King, Assistant Superintendent, Student Services, Excelsior Charter Schools; Craig Garrick, CEO of ComAV; Steve Tyrrell, Maintenance Manager, Mitsubishi Cement and Alan Braggins, Deputy Sector Navigator, Advanced Manufacturing at Chaffey College. This regional economic conference is presented by Desert Valley Hospital and Desert Valley Medical Group.

This lineup of panelists on April 27 will join keynote speakers Dr. Christopher Thornberg, and Dr. Sean Flynn. Dr. Thornberg is the Director for the UC Riverside Center of Economic Forecasting at the School of Business, which is also underwriting his presentation during this year’s Summit. Dr. Flynn, is an Associate Professor of Economics at Scripps College and is the author of the international best-seller Economics for Dummies as well as the coauthor of the world’s best-selling college economics textbook, Economics: Principles, Problems and Policies.

“As in previous Economic Summits, the line-up of keynote speakers and panelists is sure to touch on many complexities that local businesses are experiencing in our region. This year’s panel discussion will surely spark dialogue and ideas to better understand the workforce and how it continues to evolve today,” said Eric Schmidt, President of the Victor Valley College Foundation.

Emceeing the event is the manager of the City of Victorville, Doug Robertson.

The 2017 High Desert Economic Summit will take place at the Hilton Garden Inn in Victorville, CA on April 27, 2017. Tickets are available for $75 at www.highdeserteconomicsummit.com. Proceeds from this event will support the charitable purposes of the Victor Valley College Foundation. For more information, contact Catherine Abbott at (760) 245-4271 x2523

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