2020 ApprenticeshipNC Conference set for March 5 and 6 in Durham

2020 ApprenticeshipNC Conference set for March 5 and 6 in Durham

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

RALEIGH, N.C. – Helping businesses use registered apprenticeships to create their own skilled workforce is the focus of the 2020 ApprenticeshipNC Conference, March 5 and 6 at the Washington Duke Inn in Durham.

“Conference sessions will concentrate on how businesses can build and run successful registered apprenticeship programs and develop a pipeline of highly skilled employees who meet the company’s specific needs,” said Kathryn Castelloes, ApprenticeshipNC director. “We want attendees to come away knowing that apprenticeships are a great way to develop a workforce that helps companies grow.”

Sessions will cover a variety of topics, including youth apprenticeship, key responsibilities of apprenticeship sponsors, the importance of partnerships, and using registered apprenticeship to recruit and train military veterans.

Guest speakers will include Ted Abernathy, managing partner of Economic Leadership LLC. He will speak about eight trends that will transform N.C. businesses in the next 10 years.

The registration fee is $185 per person, and the deadline is Feb. 15. Registration and hotel information is available at https://www.apprenticeshipnc.com/events/apprenticeshipnc-annual-conference-march-5-6-2020.

ApprenticeshipNC, part of the NC Community College System, helps businesses and other organizations develop registered apprenticeship programs.

Apprenticeships consist of paid work-based learning and related classroom instruction. They typically last between two and four years, depending on the level of required technical education. Apprentices can train in a variety of industries, including construction trades, energy, health care, hospitality, information technology, logistics, manufacturing and public safety.