The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Minority Internship Program and the Kentucky Personnel Cabinet Office of Diversity, Equality, and Training will present a symposium designed to improve diversity in the state workplace and promote the value of a workforce that reflects the Commonwealth. The symposium is FREE and open to college students, state employees, and managers.
The symposium will be Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.
The 2016 symposium will feature speakers who will answer questions like:
- "Why should I apply for employment with state government?"
- "What are the benefits to having a diverse staff?"
- "As a student or a staff person, why is it important to invest in yourself?"
The event will conclude with a roundtable discussion and an opportunity to network with state agencies to learn more about the
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Minority Internship Program.
9:00AM Christopher Johnson, Personnel Cabinet, Executive Director of the Office of Diversity, Equality, and Training
9:10AM Dr. Aaron Thompson, Interim President, Kentucky State University
9:30AM Dawn Morrow, Transportation Cabinet
Topic: Overcoming Obstacles
Colene Elridge, Personnel Cabinet
Topic: Millennials and The Importance of Investing In Yourself
10:20AM Ralph Alvarado, KY State Senator, District 28
Topic: How and Why to Get Involved in Public Service
10:40AM Jim Host, Founder, Host Communications
Topic: Diverse Workplaces: Why Should I Desire a Diverse Staff?
11:00AM Derrick Ramsey, Secretary, Labor Cabinet
Topic: The Value in Diversity
11:35AM Roundtable Discussion with Government Representatives and Student Leadership
12:00PM Networking Opportunity
Registration and Parking
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Please feel free to contact 502.564.9818 if you would like to add your name to the registration list.