Last Chance to Save on Global Conference Registration

NEWARK, Ohio, Oct. 3, 2017—Register through Friday, Oct. 6, and take advantage of the $99 early registration rate for the upcoming Global Business and Education Conference to be held on Friday, Oct. 20, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., on the shared campus of Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) and The Ohio State University at Newark, 1209 University Drive, Newark. The Licking County Human Resources Management Association will offer HR Certification Institute®  and Society for Human Resource Management recertification credits to human resource professionals who attend the conference. Continuing education credits are available for eligible educators. The first 50 college students to register will receive free admission. Regular registration is $129. Register online at

The conference theme "Your Role in the World Economy: How to Lead, Compete and Win!" will bring together statewide business, education and industry leaders in a forum that explores worldwide social impacts and economic structures. The event will be hosted by COTC's Workforce Development Innovation Center (WDIC), along with partnering organizations Leadership Ohio and the Columbus Council on World Affairs.​

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Google's Erin Teague, virtual reality product lead for YouTube, will be the keynote speaker at the Global Business and Education Conference on Members of the public can still take advantage of the conference early registration rate of $99, valid through Oct. 6.

In addition to Teague's keynote, the opening plenary session will be presented by Patrick Terrien, president and CEO of the Columbus Council on World Affairs, with special guest Kenny McDonald, president and chief economic officer of Columbus 2020. A wide breadth of conference breakout sessions will be offered for business leaders and educators, including: "The World in Your Classroom," "Making Globalism a Job Skill Strength," "Skills Initiative for Building a Workforce," and "Blending Business/Industry and Technical Education."

Friday, Oct. 6 is also the final day to submit nominations for the global business and education awards to be presented at the conference. Global award categories are:

  • President's Award for Leadership in Global Education
  • President's Award for Leadership in Global Business
  • President's Award for Future Global

Nominations forms are available at and can be submitted to or by mail to Vicki Maple, COTC vice president for workforce development, community affairs and extended campuses at Central Ohio Technical College, 1179 University Drive, Newark, Ohio 43055.

COTC is grateful to the following conference sponsors: Columbus "Business First" - media sponsor, GROW Licking County CIC, Leadership Ohio, Licking County Job & Family Services/Ohio Means Jobs - Licking County, TrueCore Federal Credit Union, Blueway Technologies, Ohio Means Jobs - Coshocton County, Park National Bank, The Community Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox County, The Coshocton Foundation, The Licking County Foundation, The Wendy & Steven Cohen Family Philanthropic Fund.

The WDIC develops customized training programs and tailored technical courses that provide innovative, strategic solutions to specific challenges within business and industry. Customized contract training ranges from technical skill enhancement and safety certifications to soft skills development and preparation for professional designation exams.

COTC was ranked number one in Ohio and number 19 in the nation by PayScale in its 2016-17 College Salary Report ranking the best community and career colleges by salary potential. COTC is a fully accredited, public college dedicated to providing high-quality, accessible programs of technical education in response to current and emerging employment needs. COTC is the only technical college in Ohio operating four full-service campus locations: Newark, Coshocton, Knox and Pataskala.