2007-2008

Mass. Defense Technology Initiative Teams-Up with WPI to Host Defense Workforce Project 2.0


On Thursday, August 9, the Massachusetts Defense Technology Initiative (MassDTI) and WPI will host "Defense Workforce Project 2.0," an event designed to enhance Massachusetts' defense workforce by connecting leaders from nine of the state's colleges and universities with the skill needs of nearly 20 leading defense technology companies.

August 9 Event Connects Massachusetts-Based Defense Companies with Colleges and Universities

Who

More than 50 top university and industry leaders from across Massachusetts' world class defense technology cluster.

What

The Massachusetts Defense Technology Initiative (MassDTI) and Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) will host "Defense Workforce Project 2.0," an event designed to enhance Massachusetts’ defense workforce by connecting nine of the state’s colleges and universities with the skill needs of nearly 20 leading defense technology companies.

Why

A qualified, skilled workforce is crucial to Massachusetts' strong defense industry, which generates approximately 65,000 to 80,000 jobs in the state. The Defense Workforce Project’s goal is to help employers identify colleges and universities with appropriate faculty, facilities, and curricula to support the development of skilled workers. This will be done at the conference via "Speed Dating" – a series of 10-minute-long, targeted meetings.

When

Thursday, August 9, 2007 - 8 a.m. to noon

Where

Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Campus Center, Odeum (top level)
100 Institute Road
Worcester, Mass.

August 7, 2007