|Speakers:||Brian Austin – Director of Employer Relations & Applied Learning, Shocker Career Accelerator
Megan Feeney – Director of Industry & Workforce Collaboration WSU Tech, Shocker Career Accelerator
Diane Tinker Hurst – Project Manager Industry Engagement & Applied Learning, Wichita State University
Tonya Witherspoon – Associate Vice President Industry Engagement and Applied Learning, Wichita State University
Wichita State University is Kansas’ only urban research university. Wichita State University & WSU Tech are working with local industry and community partners to provide applied learning opportunities (i.e., co-ops, internships, and more) for students. This session will detail the role the Shocker Career Accelerator plays in applied learning and talent retention, helping students to earn $27 million in wages in AY 2020. A discussion will follow where participants will explore other colleague’s ideas, best practices and more, as related to working with local industry, applied learning and economic growth.