Dec
5
11:45 AM11:45

Collaboration Toolkit

Location

ROOM 403

Description

The purpose of this session will be to inform the audience on the lessons learned from Washington’s Medical Assistant Collaboration Project. Specifically, the framework (collective impact and collaboration essentials) required to build consensus within a state system of colleges and its effort to create greater alignment in program efficiencies and outcomes across their health workforce programs.

Presented by: Dan Ferguson, Allied Health Center of Excellence; Jennifer Johnston, Highline College; Katherine Lechner, WACMHC

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Dec
5
11:45 AM11:45

Employer Perspective

Location

BALLROOM A

Description

Hear from Employers themselves! What are the key reasons an employer participates in apprenticeship. How do they see it impacting their success and the future. What do they need from the community partners to strengthen apprenticeship.

Moderator: Rachel McAloon, WA St Labor & Industries

Panelists: Perry England, MacDonald Miller; Ross Leach, Huntington Ingalls Industries; Salvador Arellanes, Sellen; Danny Edmonds, Acro Machining

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Dec
5
11:45 AM11:45

Apprenticeship Program Manager Apprenticeship

Location

Room 407

Description

DACUM Research Chart for Apprenticeship Program Manager to validate the content with a regional audience; identify any missing tasks and work activities; and to confirm that the occupation profile applies to both federal and state apprenticeship systems. Provide an evaluation tool for apprenticeship program managers/directors/coordinators to self-assess their competence levels in performing the Apprenticeship Program Manager tasks. Enable program sponsors, apprenticeship committees, and intermediaries to identify essential job requirements, evaluate job performance, and identify areas where professional development training is needed. Provide a framework for training Apprenticeship Program Managers in federal and state apprenticeship systems, that is relevant at the state, regional, and national levels.

Speakers: John Hakala, US Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship, Ronald M. Johnson Independent Consultant Office of Apprenticeship

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Dec
5
11:45 AM11:45

Successful Partnerships: Workforce Development Councils and Registered Apprenticeship

Location

Room 406

Description

From supporting development of registered apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship to hiring navigators and apprenticeship specialists, hear how WDC can support and resource apprenticeship expansion efforts.

Moderator: Anna Nikolaeva, WA State Department of Employment Security.

Panelists: Stacey Anderson, Pacific Mountain WDC; Dawn Karber, Spokane Workforce Central; Jason Petrait, WDC of Seattle-King County; Elizabeth Gordon, Workforce Snohomish

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Dec
5
11:45 AM11:45

Tribal Partnerships with Apprenticeship: Opportunities and Best Practices

Location

Room 316

Experts from Tribal Employment Rights Offices, or TERO, will share opportunities in contracting with Native American Nations and procurement rules and protocols for working on tribal lands. Examples of success in tribal pre-apprenticeship and indigenous initiatives in BC. You will learn the economic benefits of sustaining apprenticeships started during casino, resort and other tribal enterprises. The steps to connect with TERO for bids, contracts and tribal partnerships. Opportunities to support tribal pre-apprenticeship programs that are proven successful in growing the talent pipeline. Best practices of Indigenous initiatives in BC.

Moderator: Evan Hamilton, WA St. Labor & Industries;

Presenters: Michael Cameron, Director of Indigenous Initiatives, ITA; Michelle McClendon, Puyallup Tribe; Lisa Telford, TERO Vocational Training Center; Christina Riley, National LECET, LiUNA!

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Dec
5
11:45 AM11:45

Apprentice Recruitment and Retention: Diversity, Inclusion, and Respectful Workplaces

Location

Room 317

Description

Participants will learn about best practice-based, customizable building trades and construction-specific training to help meet your Washington state EEO requirements and raise awareness of equity best practices for identifying, addressing, and eliminating factors that negatively impact Apprentice retention, productivity, and safety.

Speakers: Morgan Stonefield, ANEW

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Dec
5
11:45 AM11:45

Successful Partnerships: Community Colleges and Apprenticeship

Location

ROOM 404

Description

What is Related Supplemental Instruction and who recommends it for approval? What are the requirements and what agencies participate? Are there opportunities for further collaboration with the Community and Technical College system? Hear about degree pathway development with apprenticeship programs.

Moderator: Peter Guzman, WA State Board for Community and Technical Colleges;

Presenters: Patrick Martin, WA State L&I Apprenticeship Consultant; Kenna May, Spokane Community College, Angel Reyna, Renton Technical College, Adrian Bryce, Frontier Electric

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Dec
5
11:45 AM11:45

Outreach Activities for Engaging Youth

Location

Room 318

Description

The common complaint is that young people are not interested in careers afforded through apprenticeship. Hear from initiatives around the state that are working to change this mindset and how you can bring them to your region. Learn about: Pathways to Apprenticeship, Future Operators of Washington, Career Fairs/Magic Camp/Pizza Pop and Power tools, Construction Trades Ambassadors, and Core Plus Construction.

Moderator: Kenna May, Spokane Community College. Presenters: Diane Kocer, AGC Education Foundation; Kim Waseca-Love, Spokane Home Builders Association, Suzanne Gretch, NEWTECH Skill Center

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Dec
5
11:45 AM11:45

Apprenticeship Practitioner Panel

Location

ROOM 405

Description

Hear from practitioners themselves! Keys to expanding apprenticeship, what resources, support do programs need? Best practices for recruitment and retention, how can

the community support those efforts. What do they see future impacts of technology, workforce demands, etc.

Moderator: Kairie Pierce, Washington State Labor Council

Presenters: Vanessa Carman, SMART; Luis Licea, NW Laborers Employers Training Trust, Bridget Quinn, NECA-IBEW Electrical Training Center, Roxana Amaral, Northwest Carpenters Institute of WA.

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Dec
5
10:30 AM10:30

Regional Pre-Apprenticeship Collaborative (RPAC)

Location

ROOM 318

Description

The City of Seattle brought together area pre-apprenticeship programs, contractors, apprenticeship programs and community based partners to develop strategies to support existing and new pre-apprenticeship programs graduate apprenticeship ready students, increase diversity in the trades and pool knowledge and resources to support the students on their career path. Learn about the mission, vision and purpose of rpac, who and why, expansion and next steps.

Moderator: Jon Bersche, City of Seattle

Panelists: Karen Dove, ANEW; Adriana Gamboa, CITC; Christopher Bryant, Nerdboxer, Gerard Thomas, Apprentice, The Walsh Group

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Dec
5
10:30 AM10:30

Standards Builder

Location

Room 407

Description

This interactive session led by Labor and Industries experts will walk you through the development and key components of creating apprenticeship standards including standards components, what is required, best practices in developing standards.

Presented by: Jim Kaltenbaugh and Evan Hamilton, Washington State Labor and Industries Apprenticeship Consultants

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Dec
5
10:30 AM10:30

Registered Apprenticeship Program Best Practices

Location

Room 404

Description

Hear from leaders in construction, health care, it, and manufacturing and public agencies about apprenticeship as a solution for their workforce needs. Learn about different models of apprenticeship across various industries. You will hear best practice examples of recruitment and retention, community building and strategies for expansion.

Moderator: Ann Avary, Center of Excellence for Marine Manufacturing and Technology Panelists: Sasha Rayburn, WTIA, Tami St. Paul, Operating Engineers, Vanessa Carman, SMART, Christina Riley, National LECET, LiUNA!

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Dec
5
10:30 AM10:30

Managing Your Requirements on Public Works Projects

Location

ROOM 406

Description

Keeping track of everything you need to do on public works projects is difficult. Hear how L&I’s systems can help you manage your apprentice utilization and other requirements on these projects. You’ll also learn about the new training requirement along with new system features coming in 2019.

 Presented by Jolene Skinner, Reasa Pearson, and Patrick Martin,WA State Department of Labor & Industries

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Dec
5
10:30 AM10:30

National Skills Coalition Policy Academy

Location

Room 403

Description

Hear from the Washington State team participating in this year’s National Skills Coalition Policy Academy focuses on exploring opportunities for policy and resources to impact the opportunity and success of individuals receiving state assistance to move into apprenticeship careers that lead to self sufficiency.

Speakers: Erin Frasier, WA State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, Louisa Erickson, WA State Department of Social and Health Services

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Dec
5
10:30 AM10:30

Apprentice Recruitment and Retention: Diversity, Inclusion, and Respectful Workplaces (Session Repeats in Track 4)

Location

Room 317

Description

Participants will learn about best practice-based, customizable building trades and construction-specific training to help meet your Washington state EEO requirements and raise awareness of equity best practices for identifying, addressing, and eliminating factors that negatively impact Apprentice retention, productivity, and safety.

Speakers: Morgan Stonefield, ANEW

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Dec
5
10:30 AM10:30

Transitioning Veterans

Location

ROOM 315

Description

Providing opportunities to transitioning veterans to jump into careers without completely starting over is very attractive proposition. Hear about initiatives to support these efforts on and off military bases.

Moderator: William Montoya, Department of Veterans Affairs

Panelists: Jason Matheney, Joint Base Lewis-McChord Worksource Site Manager; Kris McAfterty, Veterans In Piping, Kevin Thomas, SMART Heroes Instructor, Western Washington Sheet Metal JATC

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Dec
5
10:30 AM10:30

ODOT/BOLI/AK Workforce Development Initiative

Location

BALLROOM A

Description

Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and industries will share the results of an extensive workforce development initiative that included a full research and data report on the results

of different programs and supportive services on the retention and completion of apprentices. Hear about WSDOT success stories from their PASS Grant recipient the Ironworkers. Alaska’s Apprenticeship Program will share their initiatives.

Moderator: Stephen Simms, Administrator, Oregon Apprenticeship and Training Division

Speakers: Larry S. Williams. Bureau of Labor and Industries, OR; Jacqueline Garcia, AK Apprenticeship Specialist, Jane Rockwell, Washington State Department of Transportation, James Owens, Pacific Northwest Ironworkers Apprenticeship JATC, Amber Christiansen, Pacific NW Ironworkers Apprenticeship Local #86

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Dec
5
10:30 AM10:30

Women in the Trades Panel

Location

ROOM 316

Description

For this inspiring panel, women whose successful careers were launched through apprenticeship will discuss how to promote and support women currently in programs. From this session, you will understand the history of women in construction trades, and learn to communicate to women of all ages the value they bring to the job.

Moderator: Melinda Nichols

Panelists: Hali Boyd, Sea School Northwest; Lacey Hall, Operating Engineers; Michiko Starks, Seattle City Light; Lisa Marx, NWCI

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Dec
5
10:30 AM10:30

Standards Builder

Location

ROOM 407

Description

This interactive session led by Labor and Industries experts will walk you through the development and key components of creating apprenticeship standards.

  • Standards Components

  • What is required

  • Best Practices in developing standards

Presented by Jim Kaltenbaugh and Evan Hamilton, WA Labor & Industries Apprenticeship Consultants

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Dec
5
8:30 AM08:30

General Session

Location

Ballrooms B, C, D

Description

Welcoming Remarks: Chris Reykdal, Superintendent, Office of Superintendent of Instruction

Federal Perspective: Daniel Villao, Deputy Administrator, Office of Apprenticeship, US Department of Labor

Employer Engagement Presentation: Joseph Jenkins, Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration

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Dec
4
3:15 PM15:15

Pre-Apprenticeship Builder

Location

ROOM 405

Description

Pre-apprenticeship programs that serve a variety of populations will share their experience in building a successful pre-apprenticeship program. Attendees of this session will learn the components of a pre-apprenticeship program, sources of resource and funding, and how to get recognized.

Moderator: Jim Kaltenbaugh, Wa. St. Labor and Industries Apprenticeship Consultant

Presenters: Morgan Stonfield, ANEW; Erin O’Neil, Peninsula High School; Greg Christianson, Iron Workers; Kenna May, STP, Spokane Community College

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Dec
4
3:15 PM15:15

New America: National Best Practices

Location

ROOM 315

Description

Learn about the different models and best practices from around the country that support expansion of Registered Apprenticeship and Youth Apprenticeship. Hear how  Partnership to Advance Youth Apprenticeship (PAYA) came together to develop guiding principles for high-quality youth apprenticeship. Building on New America’s 2017 research on the youth apprenticeship landscape, these principles define the quality characteristics required to adequately serve the many stakeholders in youth apprenticeship—above all, learners—and the outcomes that can be used to measure success.

Presented by Brent Parton, Deputy Director, Center on Education and Skills, New America

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