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Registration and networking                                                10:30 – 11:00 a.m.


Welcome and Introductions

          Kevin Boberg, Ph.D.                                                     11:00 – 11:15 a.m.   

                        Associate Dean – College of Business and Chief Executive Officer 

                        for the Arrowhead Center

                        New Mexico State University 

Senator Tom Udall’s Office  

            Welcome Letter

Celina Bussey                                                              11:15 – 11:30 a.m.

                        Cabinet Secretary

New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions


Lunch                                                           11:30 – 12:00 p.m.


Keynote speaker

          Senator Jeff Bingaman                                               12:00 – 12:45 p.m.

          Question period                                                         12:45 – 1:00 p.m.



          Barbara Courture, Ph.D.                                             1:00 - 1:10 p.m. 


                        New Mexico State University


Session I - Labor market improvement green job survey preliminary analysis

 and results                                  

Ashley Leach                                                               1:10 – 1:35 p.m.


New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions                                        

          Question period                                                          1:35 – 1:45 p.m.


Break, networking, visit exhibitors                                     1:45 – 2:00 p.m.



Session II - Employers, Educators, Workforce Development Panel

                                                                 2:00 – 2:45 p.m.

          Moderated by Allan Oliver                                    

                        Chief Executive Officer 

                        New Mexico Green Chamber of Commerce

          Clyde F. Hudson (Workforce)

Area Director

                        Rural Development, U.S. Department of Agriculture

       Hank Humiston (Education)

JATC Training Director

                        International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers #611

          Rebecca Kongs (Education)

Interim Division Dean, Technical and Industrial Studies

                        Dona Ana Community College

Paul Laur  (Employer)

Founder, CEO, and President

                        Eldorado Biofuels

          Dusty Lewis (Education)

Dean, Career and Technical Education and Assistant Vice President

for Academic Affairs

                        Eastern New Mexico University - Roswell

          Marcos Martinez (Workforce)

Manager, Statewide Initiatives and Business Services

                        New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions

          Mark Westbrock (Employer)

Employee-Owner and Manager, Las Cruces Branch

                        Positive Energy

Question period                                                          2:45 – 3:00 p.m.


Session III - Next steps – State Energy Sector Partnership Grant Overview           Gregory Scheib                                                                                 3:00 – 3:15 p.m.

                        Program Manager

                        State Energy Sector Partnership Grant and WIRED Project


Conference wrap up                  

          Garrey Carruthers, Ph.D.                                             3:15 – 3:30 p.m.

                        Dean – College of Business and Vice President for

                        Economic Development

New Mexico State University


Networking, refreshments, and visit exhibitors                 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.


**Times subject to change

When & Where

Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum
4100 Dripping Springs Road
Las Cruces, NM 88011

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM (PDT)

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New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions and the Arrowhead Center at New Mexico State University

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