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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 United States 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.
Employment researcher and marketing research expert Dr. Jon Callegher will present a case for the right way to recruit and retain young people to skilled trades careers. The process begins by understanding what today’s Gen Zs and Millennials truly want for their lives. This involves a data-driven exploration of their emotional states, personality traits, core values, habits and behaviours.
The session will address:
This session will survey the legal and legislative landscape for apprenticeship
programs in the U.S. Topics include:
2022 and 2023 will see a vast number of changes to apprenticeship
training programs throughout Canada. This session will cover several
new initiatives, including:
This session will help you understand your role as a fiduciary and how that
responsibility plays out in running a training trust fund in Canada. Topics include:
This session will help you understand the role of a fiduciary and what that means
in the oversight of your apprenticeship program. This session will include:
PJC training was developed by the Pacific Northwest Carpenters Institute
and its partners as a tool for apprentices, journey-level workers, foremen and
superintendents. This session will cover:
Resilience is the process of bouncing back from adversity and continually
learning and growing.
Resilience is about preparing for and learning from adversity. Most of life’s
problems are not sudden and overt. They are small daily irritations, or triggers,
that over time cause strain and exhaustion. Most adverse incidents that occur
are preceded by these triggers.
Participants will learn a new system that integrates NWI’s Six Dimensions
of Wellness model with the concepts of stress, resilience and thriving. By
undertaking a daily practice of self-care, one can begin to serve as a supportive
model for others.
This session will feature a case study on the Finishing Trades Institute’s Helping
Hands Team and how this program addresses substance abuse and suicide
prevention. The audience will also be asked to share examples of their own
initiatives so everyone can benefit from each other’s experiences to address
these critical issues.
Diverse organizations are welcoming and profitable. Learn how to build a diverse
and inclusive program, both in the classroom and on the jobsite, that leverages
the talent throughout your stakeholder community. Key areas of discussion
include how to:
This session will consider many of the exposures to risk for apprenticeship
programs, with a focus on:
This session will focus on the best practices of finance and operations
management for apprenticeship programs. Topics discussed will include the
According to StatsCanada, nearly 85% of organizations in Canada were
affected by data breaches in 2021. Apprenticeship programs are not immune
to this risk. This session will help you understand the current cybersecurity
environment through discussion on a range of topics, including:
Data breaches are too common, and apprenticeship programs are not
immune to risk. This session will help you understand the current cybersecurity
environment through discussion on a range of topics, including:
This session will feature a panel discussion on reaching out to underrepresented
communities and how to drive inclusiveness and equity in your programs.
Occupational training programs should be designed to close the skills gap by
effectively preparing learners for work. To do that, the training curriculum must
meet the employer’s needs and produce learners who can successfully perform
within the occupation. This session will feature an overview of the DACUM
system of curriculum development, which includes:
Your apprentices have health care needs and perhaps very little
experience with an employer-sponsored plan. Their needs will change
over time as they become journeyworkers. This session will look at how some
apprenticeship programs are engaging their apprentices in health care, including:
Too many programs only look at how well their training was received (reaction
level) and whether apprentices are learning the material initially (learning). Most
never check to see how well all the students applied it to the job (behavior) or the
financial impact on the organization (results). In this session, Dr. Mark Johnson
will use Kirkpatrick’s Evaluation Model to help participants learn how to use this
model to evaluate (1) initial student learning, (2) training transfer, (3) instructor
quality, (4) training program effectiveness, and (5) overall operational efficiency,
including return on investment and financial impact on the organization.
This session will feature a look at how preapprenticeship programs can serve as
an effective recruitment and readiness tool. Two programs will be highlighted,
and the audience will also be invited to share their own best practices and
experiences as part of the discussion.
This session will focus on technology tools you can use to promote
your apprenticeship program. Using a case study approach on how Helmets
to Hardhats overhauled their outreach efforts, learn best practices to drive
engagement. Topics include:
An open discussion of Canadian issues that are relevant to training
trust funds, this session will provide a forum to address the most pressing
issues that trustees, administrators, coordinators, instructors and directors
grapple with in the current environment.
An open discussion of U.S. issues that are relevant to training trust funds,
this session will provide a forum to address the most pressing issues that
trustees, administrators, coordinators, instructors and directors grapple with in
the current environment.
Access the Virtual Environment
“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 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.
Educational sessions at this program can qualify for CEBS Compliance credit. Visit www.cebs.org/compliance for additional information.
Register early and save!
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.
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