Industry 4.0 refers to the technological trends driving industry into the foreseeable future. Chicago needs to be talking and integrating Industry 4.0 in its schools, training programs and policy-making if we want communities to participate and lead in these critical emerging industries.
Join us April 30th to hear a presentation from Jorge Arevalo, Deputy Minister of Vocational Education for the Basque Country, one of the top Career & Technical Education practitioners.
The Basque Country is an autonomous community in the Northern region of Spain. With numbers similar to those of Germany, its industry generates 29.9% of its GDP. 26.3% is represented by manufacturing.
Its Center for Vocational Education, Tknika, is reforming their educational system to embrace Industry 4.0. The European Union recognizes them as best practice.
We hope to see you there!
Realizing Inclusion & Industry 4.0 will feature presentations from leaders and practitioners who are working to create, prototype, and scale programs linking education to the manufacturing sector by learning how the Basque country has completely embraced a comprehensive approach to industrial development by fully realizing industrial policy that embraces AI, innovative tech, automation, and economic development. It is a road map for how to change society for the good of the people.
A key theme will be on the development through technical innovation and the inclusion of populations that have traditionally been excluded from wealth creation and economic opportunity in industry.
Featured speakers include education leaders from the Basque Region of Spain with Keynote from Jorge Arevalo, Deputy Minister of Vocational Education, whose programs in career and technical education are considered “best practice” in Europe in how they have reformed their education system to prepare their youth for the jobs of the future.
Here is a sneak peek on who will be part of this exciting conference as speakers or panelists:
- Jorge Arevalo, Deputy Minister Basque Ministry of Vocational Education
- Jesse Sharkey, President of the Chicago Teachers Union
- Teresa Cordova, Great Cities Institute, UIC
- Montez King, National Institute for Metalworking Skills
- Lee Wellington, Urban Manufacturing Alliance
- Andy Stettner, The Century Foundation
- Darnell Shields, Austin Coming Together
- Craig Freedman, President Freedman Seating, CMRC Executive Committee
- Jon Labaka, Director of the Area for Intelligent Systems and Technologies in the Innovation Center for Vocational Training
- Maria Jose Barriola, Director of the Area for Biosciences and Sustainability in the Innovation Center for Vocational Training
- Byron Brazier, Governor’s Transition Team on Education and Economic Development; Pastor of Apostolic Church of God
- Erica Staley, Manufacturing Connect
- Dan Swinney, Manufacturing Renaissance
Co-Sponsors of the conference include:
- Manufacturing Renaissance
- Chicago Teachers Union Foundation
- Cook County Bureau of Economic Development
- Chicago Metro Metal Consortium
- The Chicagoland Manufacturing Renaissance Council
- The Basque Government—Department of Education
- The Century Foundation
- Urban Manufacturing Alliance
- National Institute for Metalworking Skills
- City Colleges of Chicago
- Great Cities Institute, University of Illinois
- 8:00 am – 9:00 am – Check-In and Continental Breakfast
- 9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Opening Remarks and Panel Discussion
- 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Lunch with a presentation from TKnika—the Basque Center for Vocational Education
- 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm – Panel Discussion and Closing Remarks
- 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm – Networking Reception with Open Bar
For more information on topics and panelists, visit: www.ctuf.org/cte/ii4/