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NCETA Presents:
Pathways to Partnerships Conference

April 4-6, 2018 • Hilton Riverside • Wilmington NC


Conference Registration and program information will be posted here.


Join the North Carolina Employment and Training Association (NCETA) in Wilmington for the Spring 2018 Pathways to Partnerships Conference planned to enhance educational and professional development through sessions, workshops, networking, and panel presentations. All presentations and sharing of programs and projects are designed to assist workforce development professionals in developing partnerships and streamlining services to better serve customers in acquiring sustainable employment; and to assist businesses in acquiring skilled workers.

Increase your knowledge of the new Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Career Pathways, and Partnerships. Learn new ways to collaborate with partners and businesses, how to engage employers in dialogue, and hear about state and national trends and updates.

NCETA is excited to offer this 2018 Pathways to Partnerships Conference. Please take advantage of opportunities in and around Wilmington. Enjoy the time with your current colleagues and meeting and networking with workforce development professionals from across North Carolina.


Preliminary Conference Agenda

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Pre-Conference Session 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Conference Registration
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

NCETA New Member Orientation
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Luncheon - General Opening Session
12:00 Noon - 2:00 p.m.

  • TBD -
  • Exhibitor Displays
    1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Concurrent Sessions
    2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

    Concurrent Sessions
    3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Regional Caucus Meetings
    4:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

    Evening Reception
    5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    Dinner on your Own


    Thursday, April 5, 2018

    Continental Breakfast
    7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

    Exhibitor Displays
    9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    General Session
    8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

  • WIOA: Nearing 4 Years, What Have We Learned So Far? - Bob Knight
  • Concurrent Sessions
    9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

    Concurrent Sessions
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Lunch on your Own
    12:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

    Concurrent Sessions
    1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    Concurrent Sessions
    2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

    Concurrent Sessions
    4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Evening Event - Dinner and a Program
    6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.


    Friday, April 6, 2018

    Buffet Breakfast
    8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

    Closing Session
    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon

    Printable version of the agenda. (PDF 106kb)


    Conference Registration and program information will be posted here.


    Call for Presenters

    NCETA is seeking proposals for workshops at its 2018 Annual Spring Conference. We are still accepting proposals after the deadline.

    Call for Proposals application. (docx 34Kb)


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