Panel Discussions & Events

10AM - 8PM

Robotics Discovery Day 2022
: Pittsburgh Robotics Network
Location: David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Hall B



Opportunities in Healthcare Virtual Panel Discussion

The Healthcare industry has had to adapt, overcome, and evolve over the past few years. Still, it continues to dominate the workforce in many ways. In this Future Jobs Panel discussion, we hear from a wide variety of healthcare professionals. From registered nurses to recruiting specialists, the healthcare industry manages to have something for everyone to try. Join WQED as we introduce you to Rachael Marcano from Allegheny Health Network, Holly Lorenz from UPMC, and Michael Audey-Koch from Passavant.


Banking and Finance Virtual Panel Discussion

This is an important and thriving field with a variety of job opportunities. Careers in this sector can be extremely rewarding and satisfying, and can provide you with the foundation for a broad range of future opportunities across banking, consulting, funds management, insurance, and beyond. People with skills and experience in banking and finance are needed in virtually every workplace. This Future Jobs panel discussion brings together three professionals who will talk about their experiences working in this industry, and provide insight into potential career paths and opportunities in this field.


Opportunities in Manufacturing Virtual Event

Do you want to be “in demand” on the job market? Are you interested in a career that will provide opportunities for growth and advancement? Consider a job in manufacturing! Our region’s manufacturing industry is known worldwide for its emerging technologies and innovations. The field is hot and the need for people is strong, across many different types of jobs. As part of our Future Jobs initiative, we’ve invited three manufacturing professionals to talk about the nearly endless possibilities in this exciting field.

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Reskilling Virtual Event

The coronavirus pandemic is among many reasons that many people are looking to "reskill" or "upskill" as they prepare for different careers. As part of our Future Jobs Initiative, we are highlighting some of the terrific options that are available in our region. In this free event, you'll hear about ways that you can prepare for careers in high-demand fields such as healthcare, computer coding, and the trades. The future is bright for people with the skills to match these opportunities! Join us and take part in the discussion.

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Building the Future Virtual Event

Considering career choices, or looking to get reskilled in the new economy? Join Lynne Hayes-Freeland for WQED Future Jobs: Building the Future. Hear directly from union leaders and construction industry professionals on high demand opportunities in the building trades. Learn what it takes to find rewarding employment in the construction industry, which is projected to grow by 6.9% over the decade.

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