Institute for Apprenticeship, Training and Education Programs

Monday, January 24 - Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Hilton San Diego Bayfront, San Diego, CA

Apprenticeship programs continue to grow in popularity as North America confronts a significant skills shortage and the increasing cost of postsecondary education. 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. Receive clarity on the complex issues surrounding an effective registered apprenticeship program.

2022 Sessions Include

Most sessions will be designed to address the common elements of apprenticeship programs in the U.S. and Canada.

    • Available in person
    • Available virtually
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    Sessions will be announced soon.

    “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.”

    Ryan Bradt Puget Sound Electrical JATC IBEW/NECA JATC

    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 and instructors

    • Plan professionals

    • Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) members

    • Workforce development professionals and intermediaries

    • Public employees and others who provide services to training and education funds.


    • Thomas Aasheim Director of Technical Education Finishing Trades Institute of the Upper Midwest
    • Jennifer S. Abrams, Esq. Attorney Susanin, Widman & Brennan, PC
    • Jeffrey C. Baldwin, B.B.A. (Hons.), CEBS, CPA, CA Senior Vice-President and Principal BPA Financial Group
    • Mark E. Belland, Esq. Shareholder O’Brien, Belland & Bushinsky, LLC
    • Alejandro G. Beltran Director of Training District Council 16 Training Trust Fund
    • Kevin Bryenton Executive Director of Canadian Affairs Ironworkers International
    • John Burcaw Director of Academic Education and Chief Administrative Officer Finishing Trades Institute of the Upper Midwest
    • Paul O. Catenacci, Esq. Senior Partner Novara, Tesija, Catenacci, McDonald & Baas PLLC
    • Brittany A. Colburn Indigenous Relations Representative and Organizer LiUNA Local 615
    • William A. Cumming, Esq. Shareholder Hessian & McKasy, P.A.
    • Cindy L. Davis Partner Kutak Rock LLP
    • Dennis D. Doran Trainer, Facilitator, Coach Principal, Dennis D. Doran
    • David P. Dorsey, CPA Partner WithumSmith+Brown, PC
    • Justin M. Held, CEBS Senior Research Analyst International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans
    • Martha M. Henrickson, CEBS Attorney Management Guidance LLP
    • Mark L. Johnson, Ed.D. Professor Pittsburg State University
    • Lisa L. Kaiser, CEBS, CEBS Compliant, ISCEBS-Fellow Fund Administrator Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 189, Fund Administration Office
    • Gene Kent, Jr., M.S.Ed. Director IBEW-NECA Technical Institute (IN-Tech)
    • Michael C.P. McCreary, LL.B. Senior Partner Watson Jacobs McCreary LLP
    • Shana Peschek, M.B.A. Executive Director Machinists Institute
    • Joanna M. Pineda Chief Executive Officer and Chief Troublemaker Matrix Group International, Inc.
    • William Scott Administrator/Training Coordinator SMART Local 105
    • Margaret Vasey Executive Director Tradeswomen, Inc.
    • Macrina Wilkins Research Analyst Associated General Contractors of America
    • Tina M. Williams Executive Director Charlotte Electrical JATC
    • Alexander J. Willis Chief Executive Officer Leadership Surge LLC

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    Continuing Education

    Continuing Education credit for additional professions and designations MAY be available for attendance at live sessions. You must register for the program and request CE credit at least 60 days prior to the beginning of the program so that the Foundation can seek preapproval from the governing agency.

    Note: Requests made for continuing education credit do not guarantee administration of credit. For further information on continuing education credit, please call (262) 786-6710, option 2.

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

    ​Safety Protocols and Policies

    We’re excited to be bringing this meeting to an in-person experience. Masks are required at this program. See our safety protocol for details.

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    Registration Information

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    Registration Information
      Member Nonmember

    Through 12/13/2021 US $1,595.00 US $1,925.00
    After 12/13/2021 US $1,895.00 US $2,225.00


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