Important Panel @ BABC in Seattle Today

By Jennifer Ferrero, APR

mary_kaye_bredeson_108_108_sToday in Seattle, Mary Kaye Bredeson, Executive Director for the COE for Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing, is facilitating a key panel regarding our millennial workforce at the Pacific NW British-American Business Council.

Millennials in the workforce in Washington are critical to the industry due to the aging aerospace workforce.

The Council fosters “commerce, friendship, and economic growth between the United States and the United Kingdom.”

The Panel subject focuses on millennials entering the job market: 

HARNESSING NEXT-GENERATION EMPLOYEES: A flood of millennials are entering into the world’s dynamic job market. With these new employees comes shifting demands and expectations. How can companies achieve a balance – harnessing next generation employees while continuing to retain valuable seasoned professionals? Our expert panel of speakers will explore the new communication efforts, generational retention and best practices to attract new employees, and discuss how new and existing programs – such as the UK’s Apprenticeship Program – are helping cultivate tomorrow’s workforce in the US and across the pond.

Panelists are: 

  • Fiona McKay, Parker Aerospace
  • Jay Schmidt, Silicon Forest Electronics
  • Demetria “Lynn” Strickland, Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee
  • Robin Twyman, UK Government Office Seattle

If you weren’t able to attend, here is a link to the Program for more information.

Here’s a link to the conference website.

twitter View @coeaerospace for current tweets about the event


About COEAerospace

The Center of Excellence for Aerospace and Advanced Materials Manufacturing of Washington state is a conduit for collaboration and engagement between industry and K-12 and post secondary higher education. We work to develop the talent pipeline and economic infrastructure to facilitate continuous innovation and growth for aerospace and manufacturing in our state and beyond.
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