Virtual Conference

Institute for Apprenticeship, Training and Education Programs

Tuesday, January 26 - Friday, January 29, 2021
International Foundation Training Center, Brookfield, WI
Institute for Apprenticeship, Training and Education Programs

​Note: This virtual conference is not included in the membership promotion for joining or renewing your 2021 membership.

Sponsorship opportunities are available! Click here to learn more or contact Diane Mahler for more details.


Ignite your learning experience by attending sessions whenever it is convenient for you.

  • Session recordings—Not able to watch the sessions right away? Return to the virtual environment to watch recorded sessions at any time for up to 30 days after the last day of the conference.
  • Ask the experts—Answers to questions posed during the sessions will be posted in the virtual conference website as a resource for all attendees.
  • Session handouts and documents—Download session handouts and other resources ahead of time so that you are prepared to follow along with each presentation.
  • Access anytime—The virtual environment will be open 24/7 giving you the opportunity to access everything in the environment on your time.

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

Virtual Preconference Workshop:

Communicating and Connecting with Your Apprentices

View Preconference Information


The conference will include 14 sessions designed to address the common elements of apprenticeship programs in Canada and the U.S.

Sessions will include:

  • Apprenticeship Program Challenges and Opportunities
  • Operating Your Apprenticeship Program in the COVID-19 World
  • Best Practices in Virtual Instruction
  • Recruiting Strategies That Work
  • Retention Strategies to Keep Your Apprentices on Track
  • Scenario Planning for the Future of Work
  • Running Your Training Fund as a Business in the United States
  • Running Your Training Fund as a Business in Canada
  • Succession Planning for Smooth Transitions
  • Strategic Planning for the Future of Your Organization
  • Fiduciary Responsibility in Apprenticeship Programs in the United States
  • Fiduciary Responsibility in Apprenticeship Programs in Canada
  • Recruiting Employers to Take On Apprentices
  • Open Forum on U.S. Apprenticeship Programs
  • Open Forum on Canadian Apprenticeship Programs

Session Details

​International Foundation Certificate of Attendance:

To earn a Certificate of Attendance, you must watch 10 of the 12 sessions in full by February 4, 2021. Certificates of Attendance will be emailed to the address listed in your My Profile record.


  • Jeffrey C. Baldwin, B.B.A. (Hons.), CEBS, CPA, CA President BPA Financial Group
  • Stuart Bass Principal Progress Worx, LLC
  • j'Amey Bevan, M.A., RSE Director of National Training Boilermakers' National Training Trust Fund
  • Anthony S. Cacace Partner Proskauer LLP
  • Gary Courtney Supervisor, Workforce Development Metropolitan Council
  • David P. Dorsey, CPA Partner WithumSmith+Brown, PC
  • Thomas Fischer Executive Director North Atlantic States Carpenters Training Fund
  • Martha M. Henrickson, CEBS Labor Relations Director Management Guidance LLP
  • Thomas T. Holsman Consultant
  • Laurie L. Hutchinson Board Member OMERS Administration Corporation Board, Audit & Actuarial Committee, Risk Committee
  • Tommaso Iannucci President Cortex Applied Research Inc.
  • Mark L. Johnson, Ed.D. Professor Pittsburg State University
  • Moira J. Kelly President Kelly Consulting LLC
  • Richard Lyall, M.A., CAE President RESCON Residential Construction Council of Ontario; President, Metropolitan Toronto Apartment Builders Association
  • John L. Martin Training Director South Texas Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee
  • Jamie McKenzie West Regional Manager, Training and Apprenticeship Manager Canadian Automatic Sprinkler Association
  • Benjamin Millard Research Analyst and Manager Q.i. Value Systems Inc.
  • Andrew Pariser Vice President RESCON Residential Construction Council of Ontario
  • Thomas E. Pfundstein, Ph.D. Director of Curriculum and Instruction IUPAT Finishing Trades Institute
  • Peter M. Rosene, Esq. Shareholder Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.
  • Cristina Selva Executive Director College of Carpenters and Allied Trades Inc.
  • Richard A. Williamson President Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Local 3 NY
  • Tim Worke Chief Executive Officer Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Minnesota
  • Wayne Worrall, Jr. Trustee Iron Workers Local Union 771
  • Mark Zigler Senior Partner Koskie Minsky LLP

Continuing Education

CEBS Compliance Credit:

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Each session is worth one credit toward CEBS Compliance. By the conclusion of the conference, you should self-report your attendance depending on how many full sessions you watch.

Other Continuing Education Credit:

Continuing Education credit for additional professions and designations MAY be available depending on profession/designation requirements. Please contact the Continuing Education Department at to discuss your CE request.


​Note: This virtual conference is not included in the membership promotion for joining or renewing your 2021 membership.

Registration Information
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US $495.00 US $645.00