Richard Wahlquist

Richard Wahlquist

President and CEO, American Staffing Association

Speaker Sessions

Thursday, June 14th | 10:15 AM - 11:00 PM

Closing the Skills Gap: A New Era of Vocational Training - Panel

Back Bay C

Richard Wahlquist, president and CEO of the American Staffing Association, understands talent shortages from the macro perspective of a leader who has his finger on the pulse of national legislation affecting the staffing industry in the United States. But much of the complaints levied against the perpetual “skills gap” are actually complaints against the limitations of obvious talent pools. When one looks beyond the obvious - to retraining and vocational education opportunities - a whole new world of skilled labor emerges. Richard will elucidate the tremendous potential of vocational training in a lively fireside chat.