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7:00 Check-in and breakfast

7:30 Welcome

7:45 Company Presentation: Why Sandpoint?

Michael Paquin, President/CEO of Diedrich Roasters

8:05 State of the Economy & Manufacturing Jobs

Sam Wolkenhauer, Economist with Idaho Department of Labor

Paul Kusche, Executive Director of Bonner County Economic Development Corporation

9:00 State of Education, College, and Technical Education in North Idaho

Paul Anselmo, Superintendent of West Bonner County

Kevin Dinning, Principal of Boundary County School District

Shawn Woodward, Superintendent of Lake Pend Oreille School District

11:30 Lunch and Keynote Speaker

Sean Keough, Idaho State Senator

12:30 Current Technical Training Program Panel

Alex Gray, CTE Programs at Sandpoint High School

Karl Dye, P-Tech

Rebecca Palmer, Independent Track Coordinator at Clark Fork High School

Ricia Lasso - Regional Business Specialist with Idaho Department of Labor

1:30 Workforce Development Discussion

2:00 Company Presentation: Labor Skills and Needs in Sandpoint

Steve Dilts - Business Development Director for Encoder

2:30 Other Perspectives

Tommy Ahlquist, Idaho gubernatorial candidate

3:00 Closing Comments