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Upcoming events

    • 07/20/2022
    • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • KSU Aerospace and Technology Salina Campus

    ***If your organization would like to pay for multiple people at once, please have each individual register for the event. Then, one person should email Carol Gard (cgard@jccc.edu) requesting an invoice. Make sure to include the names of all people the invoice/payment will cover.

    LOCATION 2310 Centennial Road, Salina, KS 67401-8196

    PARKING Free, no permit required


    8:30 - 9:00 am

    Pre-Boarding Check-in and continental breakfast

    Prepare for takeoff by starting your day with breakfast fuel and pack a day bag for a fun-filled day! Your boarding pass will be electronically recorded so there's no need to bring a printed copy.

    9:00 - 9:15 am

    Conference Introduction/Breakfast

    Our Captain and KACE President, Ryan Horsch, will review the details of the day and provide information about the organization for the passengers.

    9:15 - 10:30 am

    Creating a Runway for Internships "Attracting Talent in Kansas" Internship Panel

    Attracting talent in Kansas doesn't need to feel like lost luggage. This panel of KACE members will share their unique best practices for what works for them in their area and how they have been successfully attracting talent.

    • Colton Clark, Early Career Program Manager, Koch Industries
    • Lisa Karlin, Career Advisor, Internships, Fort Hays State University
    • Jennifer Nigro, Director, Employer Relations & Internships, KU School of Business

    10:30 - 10:45 am

    Layover Break

    Every great flight needs a quick refresh to stretch your legs, grab a beverage, meet new faces, and move about the cabin.

    10:45 - 11:45 am

    First Class Meeting Town Hall discussing current issues & topics

    The "flight attendants" will lead a discussion of current issues and topics membership has brought forth. These affinity groups are a great opportunity to learn how others are overcoming similar challenges or finding new ways to engage with candidates.

    11:45 am - 12:30 pm

    #6740Wonderful Lunch and featured speaker

    • Renee Duxler, Director of Economic & Workforce Development, Salina Chamber of Commerce

    12:30 - 1:30 pm

    You Are Free To Move About the Campus Learn more about the campus through a guided Tour of KSU Aerospace and Technology Campus from our host!

    1:30 - 2:15 pm

    Diversifying Talent in Kansas: How We Do It Learn about recruitment techniques for an expanding employer demographic and combining multiple cultures in the workplace. 

    • Jasmine Irvin, Schwan's Global Supply Chain, Inc.

    2:15 - 3:00 pm

    Grounded in KS "Recruiting and Retaining Talent in Kansas." Enjoy a discussion of statewide talent recruitment and retention strategies for challenging positions.

    3:00 pm

    Departure Please wear your seatbelts driving home and we will see you in December!

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