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Workforce Development with Per Scholas

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Category: Academic Network, Community & Engagement, Corporate Innovators, Founders & Startups, Human Performance, Ion Activation Festival


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May 18, 2023
9:00 am - 10:45 am CDT


4201 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002
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Join Per Scholas and us for an insightful panel discussion about tech talent development and training Houston’s future workforce.

This event will bring together industry leaders, experts, and innovators to explore the critical role of skills training and partnerships in building a robust tech industry.

The panel will cover a wide range of topics, including the latest trends and challenges, the importance of upskilling and reskilling, and best practices for creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive tech workforce. You will have the opportunity to learn from and interact with a diverse group of professionals who are leading the way.

Whether you are an employer looking to build a talented and diverse tech workforce, an individual interested in pursuing a career in tech, or an industry professional looking to stay on top of the latest trends, this panel discussion is for you! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to gain valuable insights, network with leaders, and explore the future of tech talent right here in Houston!

Panelists include:

  • Damien Howard, Chief Enterprise Solutions Officer, Per Scholas (moderator)
  • Angela Berardi, National Account Manager, Certified Marketplace Diversity Ambassador, TEKsystems
  • Lavone Jones, Vice President, Human Resources, Comcast
  • Janet Pope, Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility, Capgemini

After the panel, you will have the opportunity to visit with several of Ion’s tenants and partners to workshop your professional and job placement skills.


Enter 4203 Fannin Street into your GPS for directions directly to the red parking lot, located across the street from the Ion building.