Agenda

for Tuesday, January 28

Program and schedule details may change prior to the event

6:30 A.M. – 7:30 A.M. Breakfast

7:30 A.M. – 8:30 A.M.

Concurrent Workshops IV

For the full descriptions, see the conference brochure.

Changes to the Unemployment Insurance Law
and the Impacts on Unemployed Apprentices

Learn the effects of recent and proposed changes to the UI law on both the worker and employer, and how those changes would be handled with apprentices and their sponsors.

SAGE: A Bright Outlook for "Green Skills"

Learn how the Bureau upgraded more than 50 trades with "green skills," benefitting more than 5,000 apprentices now and into the future.

The Role of the Wisconsin Technical College System in the Apprentice's Success: WTCS 101

Learn how your area technical college provides apprenticeship programs and other career pathways; how it helps the workforce needs of employers; and resources for students

Understanding Generational Differences in the Workplace

Description coming soon.

Using Apprenticeship to Meet the Skills Gap in the Industrial Sector

Skilled workers are in demand, but skills are not learned overnight. Learn how companies and industries can utilize apprenticeship training for enduring and emerging skill needs.

Works for Wisconsin: Apprenticeship from the Contractor Perspective

Hear firsthand from industry members about why the believe in apprenticeship and how they use it to train and diversify their workforce.

8:30 A.M. – 8:45 A.M. Break

8:45 A.M. – 9:45 A.M.

Concurrent Workshops V

For the full descriptions, see the conference brochure.

Academic Credentials for Apprenticeship

This "how-to" workshop will explain the latest options for AAS and bachelors degree completion, and explore what it means for you and your program.

All Hands on Deck:
Preparing the (Much-Needed) Youth Population for the Workforce

Learn how the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board and partners provide young people with industry skills and help them attain a high school, or equivalent, education.

Supporting Success through Apprenticeship:
Partnerships of the Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin

Learn how several innovative, successful efforts, including pre-apprenticeship programs and high school outreach events, added value. Discuss opportunites for programs in your area.

What's Legal?

This informative workshop is designed to give you all the basic legal information on Wisconsin's apprenticeship laws, policies and standards, and more.

Wisconsin Fast Forward

This innovative program initiated by Governor Scott Walker will establish demand driven workforce training programs to underemployed, unemployed and incumbent workers.

New Tools for Apprenticeship from the Advisory Council

New tools from the Advisory Council will help apprentices and employers prepare for success. Learn about the Cultural Competency Workshop, Mentor Program, Online Apprentice Orientation and more.

10:00 A.M.

Reconvene General Session


Keynote Address
The Honorable Scott Walker, Governor (invited)
State of Wisconsin

Keynote Address: "The Face of Wisconsin's Workforce: Changes, Projections"
Dennis Winters, Chief Economist
Department of Workforce Development

11:30 A.M. – Noon

Wrap-Up

Co-Chairs
WI Apprenticeship Advisory Council