Timothy Lawrence, Expert in Labor Force Education, to Visit Kazakhstan

The U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Kazakhstan is pleased to announce the U.S. Visiting Speaker Program of Timothy W. Lawrence, Executive Director of SkillsUSA, September 29 – October 7, 2014.  SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry representatives working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce.  It serves over 320,000 high school, university, and vocational students enrolled in training programs in technical, skilled, and service occupations.  Mr. Lawrence also serves on the National Safety Council’s Youth Division, Students Against Drunk Driving, and the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council.  He was named the National Trade and Industrial Education Teacher of the Year in 1983.

Mr. Lawrence will speak on such topics as the global need for a highly skilled workforce, the optimization of career and technical education administration, and industry credentials for qualified workers in fields including but not limited to construction, energy, manufacturing, power generation, and transportation.  He will speak in Astana, Almaty, Oskemen, Semey, and Ekibastuz.

He will be available to representatives of the media and members of the general public at the following times:

            September 29 at 17:30 – American Corner Oskemen

            October 4 at 14:30 – American Corner Astana

            October 7 at 17:00 – American Corner Almaty

For further information and press-related inquiries, please contact the U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section at 70 22 16 or 70 24 15.

For more information about the U.S. Diplomatic Mission’s Speakers Bureau, please visit this page.