Hiram College

President Varlotta discusses engaging NE Ohio workforce at Blockchain conference

On December 10, 2019, President Varlotta participated in a panel discussion at the Blockchain Solutions Conference in Cleveland. The goal of the conference was to bring together leaders from industry, elected officials, developers, and educators to discuss cutting-edge technology and its impact on the region.

The panel—“Paradigm Change: Reskilling Northeast Ohio’s Workforce Through New Models of Collaboration”—also featured Holly Harris-Bane, president of the Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education (NOCHE), and Walter Hartory, manager of the Educate to Elevate program at FirstEnergy Corp. During the panel, President Varlotta discussed how Hiram College can partner with regional employers to better prepare their workforce for the needs of 21st-century jobs.

Walter Hartory, manager of the Educate to Elevate program, FirstEnergy Corp.; Holly Harris-Bane, president, Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education (NOCHE); and Dr. Lori Varlotta, president, Hiram College

From left to right: Walter Hartory, manager of the Educate to Elevate program, FirstEnergy Corp.; Holly Harris-Bane, president, Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education (NOCHE); and Dr. Lori Varlotta, president, Hiram College.