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North Carolina Employment and Training Association
Spring Conference

April 19-21, 2017 • Hilton Riverside • Wilmington NC


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Join the North Carolina Employment and Training Association (NCETA) in Wilmington for the 2017 Spring Conference planned to enhance educational and professional development through Sessions, networking, and panel presentations. All presentations and sharing of programs and projects are designed to assist workforce development staff 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 2017 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 19, 2017

Pre-Conference Session
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Changes: What is new for NCWorks Online
Presenter: Michael Hoskins, Director of Information Technology, Division of Workforce Solutions

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

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

Opening Luncheon Session
12:00 Noon - 2:00 p.m.
NCETA: Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence
Presenter: Jimmie Ford

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

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

Concurrent Sessions
3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Regional Caucus Meetings
4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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

Dinner on your Own


Thursday, April 20, 2017

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

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

General Session
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
WIOA: All the News That's Fit to Print
Presenters: Bob Knight, Director, Workforce Policy, ResCare Workforce Services, Silver Springs, Maryland; and John Chamberlin, Attorney and Workforce Consultant, Corbett, Oregon

Concurrent Sessions
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Lunch on your Own
11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions
1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions
3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

50th Anniversary Gala Celebration -- Dinner, Dance, Karaoke
6:30 p.m. -
Dress to Impress


Friday, April 21, 2017

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

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


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Conference Sponsors

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