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Institute for Apprenticeship, Training and Education Programs–Sessions and Handouts

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Monday, January 15

7:30 AM – 8:45 AM

ATE01  Keynote: How Technology Is Changing the Workforce

Dr. John S. Gaal, CEA Moderator
Director, Training and Workforce Development
St. Louis-Kansas City Carpenters Regional Council
St. Louis, MO

James M. Benham Speaker
Chief Executive Officer
JBKnowledge, Inc.
Bryan/College Station, TX

A new generation is entering the workforce, and newspaper headlines now contain terms like artificial intelligence, robotics, drones and driverless vehicles. What’s in store for the future workforce? How can apprenticeship training programs adapt and thrive amid this change? This session will look at: • Current and future workforce • Latest technology • What new jobs are being created. (#3—Training and Education)

9:00 AM – 10:15 AM

ATE02  Discussion With Apprentices and Journeyworkers

Andrew E. Staab Panel Facilitator
Vice President and Senior Counsel, Trust Legal Services
U.S. Bank
St. Paul, MN

Danielle E. MacDonald Panelist
Heavy Equipment Technician Apprentice
Lampson Canada Ltd.
Carstairs, AB

Jennifer S. Froh Kessenich Panelist
Iron Worker
Iron Workers Local 8
Milwaukee, WI

Justin L. Wise Panelist
Sheet Metal Workers Local 28
New York, NY

Kathryn Trickett Panelist
College of Carpenters and Allied Trades Inc.
Woodbridge, ON

This panel of apprentices and journeyworkers will discuss their experiences and how to best support and prepare new apprentices and journeyworkers for the future. (#3—Training and Education)

10:30 AM – 11:45 AM

ATE03  Professional Development of Instructors

Mark D. Threeton, Ph.D. Speaker
Associate Professor of Learning and Performance Systems and Coordinator, Career and Technical Teacher Education, Workforce Education and Development Program
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA

Mark L. Johnson, Ed.D. Moderator
Pittsburg State University
Pittsburg, KS

Ensure your instructors receive the professional development they need to stay up to date. Instructor quality requires a commitment to professional development in the following areas: • Designing curriculum • Delivery models • Assessment. (#3—Training and Education)

ATE04  Importance of Promoting the Trades

Dr. John S. Gaal, CEA Panelist
Director, Training and Workforce Development
St. Louis-Kansas City Carpenters Regional Council
St. Louis, MO

John Poirier Panelist
Manager, Program Standards
Ontario College of Trades
Toronto, ON

Marshall T. Hillard Panel Facilitator
Vice President
Segal Consulting
Tempe, AZ

Martha M. Henrickson, CEBS Panelist
Director, Craft Workforce
Mortenson Construction
Minneapolis, MN

As the trades thrive, so will apprenticeship programs. This session will cover the best practices in promoting the trades, including: • Using statistics to understand industry demands • Leveraging your partnerships with unions • Targeting educators, parents and students • Creating and delivering the right message • Overcoming the stigma of a career in the trades • Choosing the right people for outreach • Using trust funds appropriately. (#3—Training and Education)

1:15 PM – 2:30 PM

ATE05  Partnering With Community Colleges and Universities

Cheryl G. Feldman Co-Speaker
Executive Director
District 1199C Training & Upgrading Fund
Philadelphia, PA

Lyall A. Nash Moderator
President and General Manager
TESTCO Western Corporation
Calgary, AB

Ray Karasevich Co-Speaker
President and Chief Executive Officer
Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology
Winnipeg, MB

Local community colleges and universities offer many advantages for your fund. However, there are important considerations when entering into a partnership, including: • Government oversight • Degree programs • Articulation agreements • Funding considerations. (#3—Training and Education)

ATE06  Best Practices in Recruitment, Placement and Retention

Adam C. Holmes Panelist
Director of Training
IUPAT District Council 7 Apprenticeship Fund
Big Bend, WI

Henry Johnson, III, CEA, MCCTE Panelist
Curriculum Director
St. Louis Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship Program
St. Louis, MO

Robert James, RSE Panelist
Apprenticeship Administrator
Boilermakers Apprenticeship Administration Agency
Edmonton, AB

Zachary H. Collins Moderator
Training Coordinator
Denver Pipefitters Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee/UA Local 208, President, Colorado Building Trades Training Directors Association
Denver, CO

This session will look at the best practices funds should consider in the recruitment, placement and retention of apprentices, including: • Marketing • Preapprenticeship programs • Maximizing relations with employers, unions and educators • Apprenticeship experience. (#3—Training and Education)

2:45 PM – 4:00 PM

ATE07  Mentoring for Your Whole Organization

Faye I. Guenther Moderator
United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 21
Seattle, WA

Gina O'Rourke-McKay Co-Speaker
Executive Director
MAP Strategic Workforce Services Inc.
Saint John, NB

Yvonne de la Pena Co-Speaker
Executive Director
California Firefighter Joint Apprenticeship Committee (Cal-JAC)
Sacramento, CA

Mentoring isn’t just for your apprentices but also extends to your field representatives, instructors and trainers. This session addresses: • Articulating the value of a mentoring program • Identifying mentors • Setting expectations of mentors and mentees • Monitoring the relationship • Best practices • Evaluating your mentor program. (#3—Training and Education)