Filtering by: Breakout Sessions Track 3

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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