September 4 – 6, 2018
Monterey Marriott Hotel
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
For over 20 years, CWA has brought together an impromptu think tank of individuals from across the broad spectrum of workforce and economic development and education to consider “outside” points of view. The intent is to draw lessons from other disciplines and from the cutting edge of business to help us create better outcomes and more impact with CTE and the public workforce system.
Hunting Genius will highlight both external innovations and disruptions that we might emulate, as well as internal developments that are moving us in unexpected and novel directions. Join us as we harness our collective genius to transform our systems and revel in the collective success we are already having.
REGISTER now to qualify for early bird registration rates.
Early-Bird Member & Non-Member rates end Friday, July 20, 2018.
Don’t miss out on three days of amazing sessions including 60 Break Out Sessions, Networking Events, Exhibits & MORE!
CONFERENCE PROGRAM 
The CONFERENCE PROGRAM may now be viewed online.
The Conference will feature numerous sessions focused on both traditional and non-traditional apprenticeships, pre-apprenticeships, work based learning and other programs leading to the acquisition of industry recognized credentials.
PRECON
A 2.5-hour session on apprenticeship will start at 9:00am on Tuesday Sept. 4th. During this session, you’ll hear about Applied Lessons & Learnings from the Apprenticeship Institute in Zurich, and participants will take part in designing an apprenticeship system that meets California’s diverse needs. Lively, fun and engaging.
PLENARY SESSION
Suzi Levine, recently appointed Commissioner for the Employment Security Department in the State of Washington, and former Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein, will share her thoughts on Wed. morning about The Genius of Apprenticeships. Commissioner Levine is at the vanguard of the new apprenticeship movement and the foremost proponent of the importance of linking learning and work.
MINI-PLENARY
Mastering the Craft: Apprenticeship for the New Workforce
Join Vinz Koller, from Social Policy Research Associates and other distinguished panelists as they explore the “craft” of apprenticeship. Hear how the importance of learning at work, and the need for flexible career paths all come together with apprenticeship programs.  Learn how you can be part of the apprenticeship renaissance from the best minds in the business.
For more pre-cons, sessions and more from the recent contact follow this link https://conta.cc/2LgRhWL
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