Carissa Schutzman assumes role as Vice President of Workforce Solutions at Gateway

Gateway Community and Technical College is pleased to announce Carissa Schutzman will begin her new role as vice president of Workforce Solutions effective today.

Carissa is well-respected within the business and education communities, said Dr. G. Edward Hughes Gateway President/CEO. She has been instrumental in leading the colleges efforts to join secondary students and those seeking employment with the local manufacturing industry to create a pipeline of potential employees to address the shortage of talent in the advanced manufacturing sector. She will continue this work and expand relationships with the business community to address their employment needs as the leader of Gateways Workforce Solutions.

As dean of Workforce Solutions at Gateway, Ms. Schutzman worked with local businesses to create customized training for incumbent workers and helped develop a pipeline of employees for companies by marketing, recruiting and engaging potential employees and students. She also supervised the workforce development liaisons and guided the sales of training contracts and the convening of various employer groups. Schutzman also supervised the work of the workforce transitions coordinator and the Raise the Floor coordinator whose work included STEM days and camps, apprenticeship programs, and special initiatives to recruit high school students and women into advanced manufacturing. Prior to this position, she served as division chair of the Developmental Education and Orientation to College Division and was an assistant professor in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Division at Gateway.

I am very excited about my new leadership role as our Workforce Solutions division evolves into the Gateway Workforce Solutions. Our team has enjoyed national recognition for its innovative work, and we will continue in that tradition of innovation as we develop and expand our services, said Carissa Schutzman. I am thrilled and honored to serve as the vice president. Gateway is an integral part of workforce development initiatives in our region, and the Workforce Solutions is poised to enhance existing partnerships with business and industry and forge new relationships. I think it is an exciting time for Gateway and for northern Kentucky.

Ms. Schutzman is currently in the final stages of completing a Ph.D. inEducational Policy Studies and Evaluation in Higher Education fromthe University of Kentucky. She holds a Master of Arts in Education/English from Northern Kentucky University and B.A. in English/Education from Centre College.

Ms. Schutzmans position will replace the role of vice president of Workforce Solutions previously held by Dr. Angie Taylor, as she retires.