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Welcome & Morning General Session


Ballrooms B, C, D


The presentation of colors is provided by the Puyallup Tribal Color Guard, and the Conference is fortunate to have received a special tribal blessing for its success from the Puyallup Tribe, known in their native language as S’Puyalupubsh, which means “generous and welcoming behavior to all people (friends and strangers) who enter our lands.” These ceremonies are led by Puyallup Tribal Elders Michael Sisson and Clinton McCloud.

American & Canadian National Anthems, Performed by Sam Samano

Welcome Remarks

Registered Apprenticeship: A Regional Perspective:

  • Greg Cashen, Deputy Commissioner, Alaska Department of Labor

  • Shelley Gray, Interim Chief Executive Officer, Industry Training Authority, BC

  • Brad Avakian, Commissioner, Oregon Department of Labor

Earlier Event: December 4
Check-In and Onsite Registration
Later Event: December 4
Networking Break