Institute for Apprenticeship, Training and Education Programs

Monday, January 14 - Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Hyatt Regency Miami, Miami, FL
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2019 Agenda​​​

Most sessions were designed to address the common elements of apprenticeship programs in the United States and Canada.

  • ​Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work
  • Fiduciary Responsibility—U.S. and Canada
  • U.S. Legal and Legislative Update
  • Hot Topics in Canadian Apprenticeship Programs
  • Spotlight on the Role of JATC Members/Trustees
  • Spotlight on the Role of Directors/Coordinators
  • Rethinking Recruitment and Retention
  • Risk Management for Apprenticeship Programs
  • Supporting a More Diverse Workforce
  • ​Working With Veterans and Ex-Offenders
  • Promoting the Trades
  • The Importance of Building Essential Skills
  • Running Your Training Fund as a Business
  • HR Issues in Apprenticeship Programs (U.S.)
  • Jobsite Training and Field Mentoring
  • Addressing Mental Health and Substance Abuse in Apprenticeship Programs
  • Workforce Development Solutions (U.S.)
  • Supporting Apprenticeship With Learning Disabilities
  • U.S. and Canadian Open Forum

“The panelists were very knowledgeable, interactive and entertaining, which makes you want to listen and learn from them. This was my first International Foundation conference, and it was excellent!”

Tom WagmanManagement Trustee
United Brotherhood of Carpenters


Benefits of Attending

  • Learn best practices in the management of your fund and running your training program.
  • Understand legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Identify ideas and opportunities by networking with peers who face similar challenges.
  • Receive valuable written resource materials.

Who Should Attend

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: trustees, training trust fund members, union/employer association representatives, administrative staff, training directors, coordinators, instructors, plan professionals, Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) members, public employees and others who provide services to training and education funds.


Speakers will be announced soon.


Jeffrey C. Baldwin, B.B.A. (Hons.), CEBS, CA, CPA

BPA Financial Group Limited

Lawrence R. Beebe, CPA

WithumSmith+Brown, PC

Shawn DuBravac, Ph.D., CFA

Futurist and Best-Selling Author, Former Chief Economist and Senior Director of Research, Consumer Technology Association

John S. Gaal, CEA, MCCTE, SWP

Training and Workforce Development, St. Louis-Kansas City Carpenters Regional Council

Patrick LaCassa

Cement Masons Institute of Chicago and Cement Masons Pension Fund

Andrew Pariser

Vice President
RESCON Residential Construction Council of Ontario

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Continuing Education

Programs sponsored by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans are consistently accepted for credit by agencies governing continuing education for license renewal and professional recertification.

For additional information, visit our continuing education (CE) web page or contact us by phone at (262) 786-6710, option 2.

Educational sessions at this program can qualify for CEBS Compliance credit. Visit for additional information.

Registration Information

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Registration Information
  Member Nonmember

Through 12/3/2018 US $1,515.00 US $1,845.00
After 12/3/2018 US $1,815.00 US $2,145.00