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Now Orleans, LA
November 20-23, 2022
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As we emerge from the pandemic, demand for skilled workers continues to increase throughout North America, partly due to a focus on infrastructure investment and workforce development initiatives. At the same time, the high cost of postsecondary education and rising student loan debt are driving conversations about alternative pathways to prosperity. In this environment, the outlook for a career in the trades has never been brighter. But challenges remain for those who manage apprenticeship programs.
The Institute for Apprenticeship, Training and Education Programs provides education on effective trust fund management and best practices in U.S. and Canadian apprenticeship programs. This conference will address the current and relevant issues that are impacting your program, providing the clarity you need to plan for the future. Join your peers in Puerto Rico to learn from experts and share ideas, opportunities and lessons learned so you return with actionable plans to implement.
Most sessions will be designed to address the common elements of apprenticeship programs in the U.S. and Canada.
This session will provide an overview of what’s happening in the labor market and the resulting impact on the workforce and apprenticeship programs. As we deal with changing demographics, a labor shortage, the pandemic, economic stimulus, the supply chain shortage and tepid economic performance, it’s hard to plan for the future. This session will help you understand where we are and what the near term might look like.
This session can be self-reported for 1.5 CEBS Compliance credits.
There has been an explosion of cyberattacks on businesses both small and large. These attacks can cripple a business and have a very profound impact on individuals. What would happen if your data were to be compromised or lost? Make sure your organization is prepared and has the right plan and coverage. This session will cover:
With marijuana illegal at the federal level but becoming legalized in many states, it can be difficult to understand the different laws and how they apply to your apprenticeship program or jobsites. This session will cover:
This session will focus on fiduciary responsibilities in running a training trust fund in Canada, including:
ERISA-covered apprenticeship programs are required to adhere to certain standards of conduct relating to the oversight of fund assets. This session will provide an overview of:
This session will focus on best practices for financial and operations management for apprenticeship programs. Key areas of discussion will surround:
This panel discussion will focus on the challenges and opportunities of working with nontraditional populations. Bringing diversity of ethnicity, gender and thought into your programs as apprentices, instructors or staff is not just a best practice, it’s good business. This session will give you ideas and insights on:
Economics, demographics and COVID-19 seem to be conspiring to create turnover in leadership for many programs. This session will help you develop a succession plan and process so you are prepared to deal with turnover when it happens. Topics include:
Social media can be an effective recruitment, retention and marketing tool for your program, but it comes with challenges. This session will explore all aspects of social media, including:
This session will consider how COVID-19 has affected apprenticeship programs, including:
Apprenticeship programs have a lot of policies. Some relate to the running of the trust fund, some relate to operating a school and still others relate to their role as an employer. This session will feature a panel of experts to discussing the myriad of policies you should have, what makes a good policy and what processes should be in place relating to your policy development and execution. Participants are invited to bring redacted samples of their own policies to share and discuss. Given the limited time, effort will be made to address the policies of greatest interest to the entire audience. Everything is on the table, from your discipline policy to your auto policy to your investment policy.
This session will feature a review of different approaches to recruiting apprentices. Learn what works and what doesn’t as you take away ideas to implement.
This session will feature a review of different approaches to retention. Learn what works and what doesn’t as you take away ideas to implement.
Join this open discussion of issues that are relevant to training trust funds. The session will provide a forum to address the most pressing issues that trustees, JATC members, administrators, directors/coordinators and instructors struggle with on a daily basis. Questions and topics may be related to any of the conference sessions or emerging issues.
This session will focus on the classroom environment and consider what works best in:
This session will focus on the jobsite environment and consider what works best in:
Registration will be in the Indigo Ballroom Foyer
Sunday, January 23, 20227:30-8:00 a.m. and 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Monday, January 24-Wednesday, January 26, 2022 6:30-7:30 a.m.
“This conference can save your trust from making mistakes that can cost large amounts of money and time. By far the most valuable conference I attend each year to avoid mistakes and reduce risks.”
The Institute is designed specifically to meet the needs and interests of stakeholders involved in training and education funds in both the United States and Canada:
Training trust fund members
Union/employer association representatives
Training directors, coordinators and instructors
Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) members
Workforce development professionals and intermediaries
Public employees and others who provide services to training and education funds.
Speakers will be announced soon.
Educational sessions at this program can qualify for CEBS Compliance credit. Visit www.cebs.org/compliance for additional information.
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