Industry and Higher Education Collaborations: Keys to Fostering Qualified Talent
A collaboration between the professional information and media company, Thomson Reuters, and UW-Stout resulted in launching a new major in Digital Marketing Technology in the fall 2015. This unique public-private partnership created an innovative degree program that prepares students for employment in some of the fastest-growing technology fields and helps employers meet their growing needs for qualified talent. The presenters will share their perspectives of the process from idea to implementation, as well as how the major continues to evolve to meet the changing labor market.
Meyer became the seventh chancellor at UW-Stout on Aug. 16, 2014. Chancellor Meyer holds a Ph.D. in industrial engineering from the University of Minnesota. He earned an M.S. in management technology and a B.S. in industrial education, both at UW-Stout.
Craig Yolitz leads a multidisciplinary team of experts that creates and delivers FindLaw's industry-leading online marketing solutions. He is also responsible for developing and implementing an ongoing customer experience strategy that supports customer and revenue retention initiatives.
Under his leadership, FindLaw has increased product quality and customer satisfaction while dramatically cutting production time and overall costs. He achieved these accomplishments during a period of rapid growth and change.
Yolitz has instilled a culture of bottoms-up innovation and passion for the work within his organization. Thanks to this environment, existing processes continually evolve and new ones are created in order to better meet client needs. This culture not only resides within functional areas but develops across functions.
A part of FindLaw since 2005, Yolitz brought with him 19 years of manufacturing operation experience with Thomson West.
He holds an MBA in management from the University of St. Thomas and a B.S. in industrial technology from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.