9 a.m. Welcome and Event Kickoff
9:05 ACT WorkKeys & Apprenticeship: Why this Matters for Students and Employers
9:25 ACT Work Ready Communities: What are They? How Can They Connect to Apprenticeship
9:45 Career Technical Education and Work Ready Communities in North Carolina Why Now?
10 Work Ready Communities in North Carolina: A Focus on Exemplar Programs. What Educators & Workforce Professionals Need to Know
10:40 Tools: WorkKeys Estimator & ACT Skill Profiles: Work Ready Communities Planning Tools
11 Work Ready Communities: A Vision & More Fun in 2021
11:20 Q&A with Cheryl Cox, N.C. Department of Public Instruction