Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.
We are happy to help you find a suitable online alternative.
Who should attend
The Institute is designed specifically to the needs and interests of stakeholders involved in training and education funds in both the United States and Canada:
- Training trust fund members
- Union/employer association representatives
- Administrative staff
- Training directors, coordinators and instructors
- Plan professionals
- Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) members
- Workforce development professionals and intermediaries
- Public employees and others who provide services to training and education funds.
About the course
Apprenticeship programs continue to grow in popularity as North America confronts a significant skills shortage and the increasing cost of postsecondary education. The Institute for Apprenticeship, Training and Education Programs provides education on effective trust fund management and best practices in U.S. and Canadian apprenticeship programs. Receive clarity on the complex issues surrounding an effective registered apprenticeship program.
Most sessions will be designed to address the common elements of apprenticeship programs in the U.S. and Canada. Sessions include:
- The Future of Apprenticeship Programs
- Strategic Planning to Drive Success
- The Business Side of Apprenticeship Programs
- Lessons from the German Apprenticeship Tour
- Finding Fraud and Abuse in Your Program
- Fiduciary Refresher
- Maximizing Classroom Time and Learning
- Supporting the Financial Literacy, Health and Wellness of Your Apprentices
- Positive Jobsite Culture
- Engaging Your Apprentices
- QPR Training
- Dealing with Behavioral Issues
- Introduction to Designing a Curriculum for Trustees
- Workforce Development Activities
- Promoting and Marketing Apprenticeships and Careers in the Trades
Benefits of Attending
- Learn best practices in the management of your fund and running your training program.
- Understand legal and regulatory requirements.
- Identify ideas and opportunities by networking with peers who face similar challenges.
- Receive valuable written resource materials.
Mr. Jeffrey C. Baldwin, also known as Jeff, CPA, CA, GBA, BBA (hons.) has been the President at Benefit Plan Administrators Limited (BPA) since 2011 and serves as its Privacy Officer. Mr. Baldwin oversees all BPA operational departments (administration, pension, claims) as well as finance and inf...
SpecializationsIndustry Labor Organizations Multiemployer Benefit Plans Story Lawrence “Larry” R. Beebe, CPA, is Partner at Withum with over 40 years of experience. Larry has carried on both a family legacy and developed his own unique talents, specializing in employee benefit plans, labor unio...
Dr. Shawn DuBravac is author of the New York Times Best Seller Digital Destiny: How the New Age of Data Will Transform the Way We Work, Live, and Communicate (Regnery, 2015), which explores how the world’s mass adoption of digital technologies portends the beginning of a new era for humanity in t...
Dr. Gaal is a consultant in St. Louis, Missouri and recently retired as the director of training and workforce development for the St. Louis–Kansas City Carpenters Regional Council. As a labor representative, he currently serves on the St. Louis Airport Commission, St. Louis County Workforce Deve...
Mr. Pariser is the vice president of Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON), an association that represents residential builders in the Greater Toronto Area. He sits as a management trustee for the Durham Residential Construction Labour Bureau (DRCLB) on the Labourers’ Local 183 Mem...