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Tribal Partnerships with Apprenticeship: Opportunities and Best Practices


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!