Stephen Tucker is the Director of Industry Partnerships with Partners for a Competitive Workforce in Cincinnati, Ohio. Mr. Tucker leads Industry Partnerships in Construction and Advanced Manufacturing engaging key stakeholders including employers, educators, community based organizations and the workforce investment system to address the skills gap of the local labor pool and to provide businesses with a qualified workforce. His main objectives are aligning education with industry, developing industry career pathways and utilizing industry intelligence to develop talent supply chains. Mr. Tucker is leading a multi generation design project to uncover ways to increase the number of women participating in advanced manufacturing careers while simultaneously engaging their children in STEM activities. He is also a member of the national Dream It Do It manufacturing marketing campaign and serves on numerous regional and local boards and committees. Mr. Tucker has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University and a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Wilberforce University. He is a 2008 graduate of the Urban League’s African American Leadership Development Program, the 2009 recipient of the State of Ohio Martin Luther King Jr. Award for Economic Opportunity, a 2010 YMCA Black & Latino Achiever, and a graduate of National Urban League’s Emerging Leaders Program. Mr. Tucker is a Certified Global Career Development Facilitator Instructor and a Murano Fellow as graduate of Aspen Institute’s Sector Skills Academy.