for Monday, January 27

Program and schedule details may change prior to the event

7:30 A.M. – 9:00 A.M. Registration

7:30 A.M. – 9:00 A.M. Continental Breakfast

8:30 A.M. – 2:30 A.M.

Wisconsin Apprenticeship Exposition
& Apprentice Demonstrations

Wisconsin Dells Center
Free shuttle service provided to and from Chula Vista Conference Center

9:00 A.M. – 10:15 A.M.

Opening Ceremony

Call to Order
Presentation of Colors

WI Apprenticeship Advisory Council

Reggie Newson, Secretary
Department of Workforce Development

Keynote Address:  "Recovery of the Economy"
Anirban Baru, President and CEO
Sage Policy Group

10:15 A.M. – 10:30 A.M. Break

10:30 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.

Concurrent Workshops I

For the full descriptions, see the conference brochure.

Adult Learning Styles and Delivery Methods

This workshop provides participants with some basic information for teaching others--the different ways adults learn and how to deliver information effectively.

Best Practices for Local Committees: Rural Committees

This workshop will discuss best practices for rural local committees, including sharing of everyday policies and procedures.

Diversity in the Workplace

This workshop will discuss strategies for cultivating a diverse apprenticeship program and culturally competent jobsite.

Everything You Wanted to know About Apprenticeship: Apprenticeship 101

If you are interested in learning the basics of apprenticeship, this workshop can help you answer your questions.

Moving the Machine Tool Industry into the 21st Century
through the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS)

Employers from southeast Wisconsin are piloting new apprenticeship programs in the Machine Tool trades that incorporate national skills standards for metalworking.

Preparing Students for Apprenticeship Programs

Discover how exploring career pathways and building academic/career plans are encouraging youth to consider their apprenticeship options.

11:30 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.


Scott Jansen
DWD, Division of Employment and Training

1:15 P.M. – 2:15 P.M.

Concurrent Workshops II

For the full descriptions, see the conference brochure.

Apprenticeship in the Workforce System: Workforce Investment Act 101

Learn the fundamentals of WIA--its structure, services and partnerships--and discuss how WIA can help provide worker training in general and through apprenticeship.

Best Practices for Local Committees: Urban Committees

This workshop will address best practices for local committees that are larger in membership and serve urban areas.

Keepin' Your Shop in the Game: 
Best Business Practices for Barbers and Cosmetologists in a Down Economy

This workshop occurs in two one-hour sessions. The first session explains the law:  independent contractor requirements; unemployment insurance; inspections and more.

Pre-Apprenticeship for Economic Recovery

Learn best practices for pre-apprenticeship from a community based pre-apprenticeship training program run by Human Capital Development Corp, Inc in Racine.

What You Need to Know About Child Labor Laws

Learn about state child labor rules, how they differ from federal rules, when rules change, and other issues concerning work-based learning programs involving youth.

What's New in Industrial Sector Apprenticeship Programs?

Manufacturing jobs are increasing due to new technologies. Learn how apprenticeship has responded, including the creation of two new, in-demand apprenticeship programs.

2:15 P.M. – 2:30 P.M. Break

2:30 P.M. – 3:30 P.M.

Concurrent Workshops III

For the full descriptions, see the conference brochure.

Employing Veterans: An Untapped Resource

Learn about new employment initiatives for veterans, incentives and resources for employers, and the laws that apply to veteran's rights and privileges.

K-12 and Registered Apprenticeship: Department of Public Instruction 101

Explore the many facets of contemporary K-12 career and technical education. Learn how K-12 schools develop students in their career pathway, and how you can help.

Keepin' Your Shop in the Game, continued

The second session presents best practices, such as pink extensions! Learn creative ways to attract and keep new customers; how to hire accountant services; and more.

Recruiting and Retaining a Diverse Workforce

Through real world examples and group discussion, this workshop will prepare employers to better recruit and retain a skilled, dynamic workforce for years to come.

Wisconsin Apprenticeship Advisory Council: Town Hall Meeting

The Council will discuss their priorities for the upcoming year. This is your opportunity to advise the Council regarding your concerns and items you would like to improve.

Youth Apprenticeship: Success Stories and Best Practices

Youth Apprenticeship and Registered Apprenticeship are separate, but are partnering more. Hear youth apprenticeship success stories and best practices from employers and high schools.

3:45 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.

General Session

Morna Foy, President
Wisconsin Technical College System

Keynote Addresses
Dan Ariens
Ariens Company

Mark Breslin
Breslin Strategies
"Apprenticeship: A Foundation for the Future"
5:30 P.M. – 6:30 P.M. Reception

6:30 P.M.

Apprenticeship Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony

Norbert Bohmann
Michael Chetney
Mary Knight
Doug Lewis
Kenneth Moore
Bob Riberich
Andrew Schultis
Kenneth Wing