Lexington Park, MD – July 12, 2016 – From typewriter to tablet; fountain pen to email; sticky notes to texting; group meetings to Google Hangouts, snapshots to Snapchat, young employees are challenging norms within the workplace.

The Patuxent Partnership (TPP), in collaboration with NextGen Professionals and AVIAN, LLC, present Bridging the Gap, a panel discussion focusing on the positives of a diverse workforce, learning to appreciate communication differences and overcoming preconceived notions of how work is performed.

The program will be held Tuesday, August 2at AVIAN, LLC, just south of gate one on Route 235. Check-in and networking reception begins at 5:00 p.m. with the panel discussion ending by 7:00 p.m.

Today’s workforce includes an expansive age range: college graduates working their first jobs, stay at home moms re-entering the workforce, and the baby boomers who still have much to offer, well past the typical retirement age. It is a great opportunity for younger workers to learn from experienced colleagues, as well as for the more seasoned employees to learn new technologies and ways of problem solving from the younger generation.

Dr. Louis Hicks, Professor of Sociology at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, is the panel moderator, and additional panelists include : Kevin Switick, Chief Executive Officer, AVIAN, LLC; Bennett Wilson, Senior Consultant, Tech Transfer, Hyperion Technologies, LLC; and Christina Payne, Director of Human Resources and Recruitment, Precise Systems, Inc.

There is no cost for this program. Advance registration is requested. To register, please visit paxpartnership.org.

TPP fosters collaboration and the sharing of knowledge and expertise across a diverse network including:  educational institutions; industry; local, state and federal governments; and TPP employees and members. TPP also promotes STEM education and workforce development within the local community by hosting programs of interest to NAVAIR, NAWCAD and the broader DoD community. Visit www.paxpartnership.org.