California Jobs Summit
On March 6th, 2012 ASUCD and Chancellor Katehi hosted the California Jobs Summit at UC Davis. Business, government, and higher education leaders joined UC Davis students in a collaborative student led conference on issues of jobs and the challenging economic climate. SACTO CEO Barbara Hayes served as the emcee of the event, followed by joint welcome remarks from Chancellor Katehi and ASUCD President Adam Thongsavat. California State Senator Lois Wolk, Assemblymember Mariko Yamada, and Next Economy’s Martha Lofgren opened with keynote speeches.
After, regional leaders including Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor, Vice Chancellor Fred Wood, SARTA CEO Meg Arnold, Aamigoo Operations Director Molly Fluet, Professor and UC Davis 2020 Initiative Advisor Ken Burtis, UCSA Executive Director Matt Haney, and State Senator Lois Wolk led joint breakout sessions of students and professionals with focus on problems and solutions to the state of the economy.
Concluding the day’s event was a panel discussion where audience members asked questions and in turn helped produce candid discussion on how to foster economic growth and job creation. The California Jobs Summit at UC Davis was unprecedented as a student initiated and lead policy conference. Over 350 attendees participated in the state wide summit, which included a host of business, government, and higher education leaders.
Watch the speeches live:
Media on the California Jobs Summit
UC Davis summit explores solutions to unemployment
Students partake in discussions about California economy
Editorial: Jobs Summit
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