Events

The Supply Chain Automation Workforce Hub team regularly hosts and attends events across the country, both virtual and in-person, to help employers, educational institutions, and other organizations develop and launch supply chain automation Registered Apprenticeship (RA) programs.

Check back frequently to learn about our events and sign up to participate!


Past Events

2024

When: March 26-28, 2024
Where: Lorman, MS

Raymond Smith, Hub Workforce Consultant, attended the career expo hosted at Alcorn State University on our behalf, where he engaged with employers and university staff to inform and advance RA Programs in Mississippi.

When: March 24-26, 2024
Where: Washington, D.C.

Hub Senior Advisor Leisa Rasmussen presented at a breakout session alongside Hub partners CareerSource Suncoast and CareerSource North Florida to highlight RA Program's expanding success. They also discussed how to replicate best practices that workforce development boards are using to assist their employers with long-term talent pipeline solutions.

When: March 20, 2024
Where: East Point, GA

Hub's Communications Manager, Ashley Jackson attended the Board's monthly meeting, discussing the school’s plans for launching new RA programs and providing mentorship.

When: March 17-23, 2024
Where: Nashville, TN

Melissa Zervos, Hub Technical Assistance (TA) Lead and Adult Education SME, presented on a panel at the National COAEBE conference to
discuss RA program benefits for adult learners. She also offered insights into the Hub’s many TA supports and its incentive funding process.

When: March 14, 2024
Where: Harrison, OH

Hub Senior Advisor Cathy Metcalf and Outreach Manager Brandy Porter attended the job fair at Harrison High School to network with local high schools and provide information on the supports and services the Hub can offer to RA program sponsors and stakeholder.

When: March 12-13, 2024
Where: Washington, D.C.

Hub Project Director Marilia Mochel and Marketing & Business Development Specialist Dina Igoe attended the two-day summit to network with other Apprenticeship intermediaries and stakeholders. AFA, a new nonprofit established in March 2022, had recently launched an initiative to help the U.S. bring RA Programs to a larger scale.

When: March 7, 2024
Where: Virtual

Hub team members, Dorinda Byers and Dina Igoe led WIM's RA Best Practices webinar focusing on recruitment. They covered recruiting 101, successful recruitment techniques and the importance of developing relationships and engagement. Watch the full webinar here!

When: Feb. 16, 2024
Where: North College Hill, OH

Brandy Porter, a Hub team member in Ohio, represented the Hub at the North College Hill Career Fair, where she spoke about how RAPs are industry-driven, high-quality career pathways. She also spoke about how employers can prepare their future workforce by empowering individuals to gain experience through paid work, classroom instruction, and mentorship.

When: Feb. 24, 2024
Where: Cincinnati, OH

Hub team members Cathy Metcalf and Brandy Porter attended the Cincinnati Mayor's Career Expo, presented by CincySHRM. The Mayor's Career Expo worked with the Cincinnati Recreation Commission’s Y2WK program to design an event that brought together local employers and approximately 1200+ high school seniors, recent graduates, and students from local colleges and universities.

When: Feb. 16, 2024
Where: Covington, KY

Cathy Metcalf, Hub Senior Advisor, shared with local area employers the benefits of RAPs and information about the support and incentive funding the Hub can provide its partners.

When: Feb. 15, 2024
Where: Virtual

Janet Bray, Technical Assistance Lead, presented information on the Hub to local Colorado Workforce Boards during their monthly convening. Jan offered guidance to the Boards regarding their role in strengthening workforce development, getting involved, and how the Hub meets the Boards' goals and local economic viability.

When: Feb. 9, 2024
Where: Cincinnati, OH

James Price and Cathy Metcalf spoke to manufacturing employers at a Lunch and Learn hosted by OhioMeansJobs and the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS). They shared available funding and other resources for Ohio employers interested in the RegisteredApprenticeship training model.

When: Feb. 6, 2024
Where: Kissimmee, FL

Leisa Rasmussen, Wanda Monthey, and James Price headed to Osceola Technical College for the Skill Up Apprenticeship Summit, a Hub-sponsored event. Educational providers and non-profit organizations met to learn about Apprenticeship as a proven solution to recruit, train, and retain highly skilled workers.

When: Jan. 28-30, 2024
Where: Grand Rapids, MI

Hub Senior Advisor Cathy Metcalf attended the Michigan Career Education Conference. As Michigan’s only open secondary education career tech conference, where she explored innovative breakouts, networked with educators from around the state, and visited with successful CTE programs around the state.

When: Jan. 23-26, 2024
Where: New Orleans, LA

Hub's Technical Assistance Lead, Janet Bray attended the annual WDI conference, presented by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). WDI 2024 is the premier annual convening for new and seasoned community college-based workforce and economic development professionals. Janet networked with stakeholders and shared the Hub's mission of standing up and scaling RAPs across the country.

When: Jan. 22, 2024
Where: Union City, GA

Hub Project Manager James Price attended the Partners Forum for High Schools hosted by The Promise Career Institute to recruit community leaders to support their new school. James met many community leaders and shared RAP opportunities and supports offered by industry intermediaries.

2023

When: Dec. 6, 2023
Where: Sarasota, FL

Janet Bray, Wanda Monthey, and Leisa Rasmussen joined CareerSource Suncoast at an accelerator workshop titled “Attention on Apprenticeship”. They presented at several breakout sessions, sharing information about funding from the Hub incentive fund and the Florida Department of Labor's Pathways to Career Opportunities Grant Program.

When: Nov. 29 - Dec. 2, 2023
Where: Phoenix, AZ

Hub Project Manager, James Price, and Digital Marketing Manager, Sheldon Strickland, will attend the ACTE conference to share information about Hub's supports and services available to existing and future RAPs.

When: November 16, 2023
Where: Virtual

Brandy Porter, Hub Outreach Manager in Ohio, attended the virtual ApprenticeOhio Career fair and presented on why a RAP is a valuable opportunity for career development and advancement. She also explained possible credentialing one can receive from completing a RAP in Ohio.

When: November 15, 2023
Where: Sarasota, FL

Hub Apprenticeship Advisor in Florida, Leisa Reisman, Subject Matter Expert, Wanda Monthey, and Technical Assistance Lead, Janet Bray were back in Florida to participate in an upcoming workshop and share insights on how companies can proactively solve hiring issues and training challenges with RAPs.

When: November 15, 2023
Where: Sarasota, FL

Hub's Apprenticeship Advisor in Florida, Leisa Reisman, Subject Matter Expert, Wanda Monthey, and Technical Assistance Lead, Janet Bray, participated in CareerSource Suncoast's event to celebrate NAW and shared the Hub's RAP resources. They heard from local sponsors and employers furthering Apprenticeship in Florida, learning more about existing programs and how new RAPs were being created.

When: November 15, 2023
Where: National Harbor, MD

Business Development and Marketing Specialist, Dina Igoe participated on a panel discussing RAP development and registration requirements as well as available funding opportunities. She was joined by several RAP sponsors who shared their experience in developing, registering, and operating RAPs in clean energy occupations.

When: November 14, 2023
Where: Virtual

During a virtual convening, Dina Igoe, Hub Business Development and Marketing Specialist shared the benefits of RAPs and available intermediary services and support with the community colleges of Appalachia.

When: October 18-20, 2023
Where: New York, NY

The Hub's Technical Assistance Lead, Janet Bray, joined over 250 educators, employers, and nonprofit leaders at the Summit, presented by CareerWise and the Partnerships to Advance Youth Apprenticeships (PAYA). Over three days, attendees explored and shared how to develop effective youth apprenticeship programs, understanding what drives youth to participate, and the best methods for connecting with employers.

When: October 16-18, 2023
Where: Atlanta, GA

Cathy Metcalf, Senior Advisor, represented the Hub at the annual manufacturing summit, where she met with employers and other industry leaders from across the U.S. to discuss training and skills development in advanced manufacturing, supply chain, and building trades.

When: October 4-5, 2023
Where: Baltimore, MD

Hub Subject Matter Expert (SME) Melissa Zervos joined the Early Childhood Education industry intermediary team from Midwest Urban Strategy in presenting at the "Support for Expanding Registered Apprenticeship" session. This session provided an overview of Registered Apprenticeships in high-demand sectors, such as supply chain and early childhood education, focusing on how industry intermediary organizations partner successfully with colleges to provide the best education and training.

When: September 27-28, 2023
Where: Washington, D.C.

Hub Project Manager, James Price joined forces with labor leaders and other DOL industry intermediaries at the DOL Office of Apprenticeship's leadership conference, representing the Hub in discussing and shaping the future of the U.S. DOL Registered Apprenticeship system.

When: September 24-28, 2023
Where: Arlington, VA

Dina Igoe, the Hub's Business Development and Marketing Specialist, attended the White House initiative of HBCUs Conference, the nation's premier convening of college and university executive leadership, faculty, students, and supporters. This year's theme was "Raising the Bar: Forging Excellence through Innovation & Leadership," the conference and career fair connected federal and private resources to the HBCU community. Dina represented the Hub as a national resource for expanding HBCU offerings to include RAPs and support existing ones.

When: September 14, 2023
Where: Atlanta, GA

CTECS works in consortium with CTE State Directors and their support staff to create industry-validated standards and assessments along with various other special projects as needed by our states and a wide range of partners.  CTECHS held its annual Community of Practice (COP) conference in Atlanta earlier this month. Melissa Zervos was invited as a special guest to speak on adult education and the Hub's assistance to Registered Apprenticeships.

When: August 17, 2023
Where: Clarkston, GA

Hub Technical Assistance Lead Janet Bray, Subject Matter Expert (SME) Wanda Monthy, Project Manager James Price, and SME Melissa Zervos co-hosted the August Supply Chain Apprenticeship Accelerator with GPTC at the DeKalb Conference Center. The Hub team discussed the value of RAPs and intermediary supports available to RAPs. They also shared best practices and explained the RAP registration process. The accelerator was attended by government representatives, employers, community organizations, educational institutions, and workforce development stakeholders.

When: July 12, 2023
Where: Palm Springs, FL, and Virtually

Business Development and Marketing Specialist, Dina Igoe, joined session number 5 of the Road to Success program which covered interviewing strategies and techniques, and offered valuable employment resources and opportunities! Dina shared how RAPs can help to enhance women's professional development opportunities in a variety of high-growth areas of the U.S. economy.

When: June 28, 2023
Where: Tampa, GA

Project Manager, James Price, attended the Decide Dekalb Manufacturing Quarterly meeting, where a group of local manufacturers convened to discuss employment opportunities and trends in manufacturing. James shared Hub's services and incentive funds available for local RAPs.

When: June 28, 2023
Where: Tampa, GA

Project Manager, James Price, attended the Decide Dekalb Manufacturing Quarterly meeting, where a group of local manufacturers convened to discuss employment opportunities and trends in manufacturing. James shared Hub's services and incentive funds available for local RAPs.

 

When: June 15, 2023
Where: Sarasota, FL

Subject Matter Expert, Wanda Monthey, and Technical Assistance Lead, Janet Bray, joined the Florida Department of Education and other local stakeholders at the June Apprentice Florida Accelerator in Sarasota, where they represented the Hub as a DOL industry intermediary for new and existing RAP sponsors.

When: June 13, 2023
Where: Cincinnati, OH

Project Manager, James Price, and Subject Matter Expert, Cathy Metcalf, joined RWB Properties and Construction in celebrating their approval as a State of Ohio Apprenticeship Program Provider. The Hub team helped RWB, along with leadership from ApprenticeOhio, to host an official RAP standards signing ceremony that included local government officials, community partners, and several RWB apprentices who shared their personal experiences.

When: May 16-18, 2023
Where: Crystal City, VA

Project Manager James Price joined the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA) at the convening, where industry leaders met to discuss the U.S. economy's needs and ensure that federal investments support those needs.

When: May 15-17, 2023
Where: Tampa, FL

Hub Senior Advisor Cathy Metcalf joined Florida's commerce and enterprise leaders at this year's Florida Supply Chain Summit. The annual event facilitates and strengthens partnerships in the trade and logistics industry by providing opportunities to network, address industry issues, and share knowledge about critical issues including emerging trends, technology innovations, and workforce development.

When: April 19, 2023
Where: Tallahassee, FL

Wanda Monthey, Hub Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Curriculum Development and RAP Sponsorship, attended Florida's Advisory Council and participated in the concurrent Apprenticeship Accelerator, which served as the first of many Apprenticeship Accelerators to come.

When: April 19, 2023
Where: Jefferson City, MO

Hub Senior Advisor Cathy Metcalf and Project Manager James Price attended Reentry 2030, where Governor Mike Parson and Hub partner Missouri Department of Corrections outlines their plan to ensure 100% of incarcerated Missourians receive career services, including opportunities to participate in RAPs.

When: April 2-5, 2023
Where: Atlanta, GA

Adult Education Subject Matter Expert Melissa Zervos presented at COABE National Conference attended by over 1500 adult education and workforce development state and local administrators, local program instructors and federal partners. Melissa presented a session on the Hub and the role of adult education in RAPs.

When: March 25-28, 2023
Where: Washington, D.C.

Marjorie Cohen, Subject Matter Expert, and Dina Igoe, Hub's Business Development & Marketing Specialist, led the "Utilizing Supply Chain Apprenticeships to Close the Skills Gap" session at the National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB) Forum, an annual workforce development conference. The session was well attended by workforce development boards, several community colleges and universities, and industry leaders.

 

The Hub team was joined by Midwest Urban Strategies' Executive Director, Tracey Carey, and Pima Community College's Dean of Workforce Development and Continuing Education, Amanda Abens. Hub and partner presenters shared their insight and experience on how workforce boards can play a key role in meeting the talent needs of supply chain employers through RA while connecting a diverse workforce to economic opportunity.

Marjorie and Dina also participated in a pop-up informational session and attended many of the Forum's workforce-related breakout sessions throughout the week.

When: March 8-10, 2023
Where: Chicago, IL

Dina Igoe, Hub Business Development and Marketing Specialist, attended the Midwest Urban Strategies Spring Convening, a three-day event where she conferred with other workforce advocates and visited an American Job Center in downtown Chicago.

When: March 8, 2023
Where: Phoenix, AZ

Marjorie Cohen, Subject Matter Expert, presented and served as a panelist at the Arizona Manufacturing Apprenticeship Accelerator hosted by the Arizona Apprenticeship Office. She and Janet Bray, Hub Technical Assistance Lead, also traveled across AZ to meet with several other Hub partners to discuss RAPs.

When: March 7, 2023
Where: Chicago, IL

Dina Igoe, Business Development and Marketing Specialist, engaged with other workforce advocates at a strategy session focused on various opportunities available through the infrastructure and training funding available through the U.S. Department of Transportation.

When: March 7, 2023
Where: Doral, FL

Hub Project Manager James Price and Subject Matter Expert Wanda Monthey co-hosted an Apprenticeship Accelerator with Miami Dade College’s Career and Technical Education office to spread the word to local employers about their existing Storage and Distribution Manager and Customs Broker RAPs.

When: February 23, 2023
Where: Dayton, Ohio

Hub Senior Advisor Cathy Metcalf attended the TTMA dinner and worked with the Advanced Manufacturing Industry Partnership to provide information about DOL’s incentive funding available for RAPs in supply chain automation.

When: February 22, 2023
Where: Dayton, Ohio

Hub Senior Advisor Cathy Metcalf attended the celebration hosted by JobsOhio and Sinclair College with Brandy Porter, Ohio Means Jobs’ Employment Technician. Cathy networked with RAP advocates and sat in on presentations about RAs in Ohio.

2022

When: November 30 – December 3, 2022
Where: Las Vegas, NV

The Hub attended the ACTE’s annual conference, where our Subject Matter Expert, Marjorie Cohen, spoke at the “Building the Supply Chain Automation Workforce Through Registered Apprenticeship Expansion” session. ACTE hosted thousands of educators, business leaders, and industry professionals in Las Vegas.

When: October 18 – 20, 2022
Where: Cincinnati, OH

Cathy Metcalf, the Hub’s Senior Advisor, networked and built potential partnerships with manufacturers, local workforce development boards, and community and technical colleges at the Manufacturing Institute National Workforce Summit. She discussed the supply chain automation sector, the benefits of RAPs and working with an intermediary.

When: October 17 – 19, 2022
Where: Linthicum, MD

The Hub’s Project Manager, James Price, and Subject Matter Expert, Wanda Monthey, attended the 2022 Advance CTE Fall Meeting to connect with CTE leaders nationwide.

When: October 12 – 13, 2022
Where: Portland, OR

The NCWE Conference brought career and technical education stakeholders together, including representatives from the Hub, to discuss how new programs and partnerships can build innovative talent pipelines that meet our workforce needs. Marjorie Cohen, Subject Matter Expert, presented about the benefits of Registered Apprenticeship and the supports and services the Hub can provide to all RA stakeholders. Marjorie was joined by Gary Robinson, Apprenticeship Project Manager Workforce Solutions at Bluegrass Community & Technical College, a Hub partner. Gary provided the educational perspective on RAPs as a high-quality training solution and how they specifically benefit the community and technical college system.

When: September 28 – 30, 2022
Where: Florence, IN

The Hub’s Business Development & Marketing Specialist, Dina Igoe, and Senior Advisor, Cathy Metcalf, engaged with Indiana community colleges and tech schools about RA intermediary work and attended several panel sessions focused on best practices in building and scaling RAPs at the IAACE Fall 2022 State Adult Education Conference.

When: September 18 – 20, 2022
Where: Chicago, IL, or virtual

The Hub's Project Manager, James Price, and Business Development and Marketing Specialist, Meghan Wills, sponsored a booth at the Association for Supply Chain Management's (ASCM) American Supply Chain Conference Trade Show, networking with key supply chain and digital transformation leaders.

When: September 6 – 8, 2022
Where: Monterey, CA, or virtual

In partnership with NAWB, the Hub team connected with stakeholders to promote RAPs at CWA's Meeting of the Minds Conference. The Hub’s Subject Matter Expert, Marjorie Cohen, presented at the "Apprenticeships: A Key Tool in the Workforce-based Learning Toolbox to Address Employer Needs" session.

View the presentation slides.

When: July 20 - 21, 2022
Where: Kenosha, Wisconsin

The Hub's Project Manager, James Price, and Senior Subject Matter Expert, Janet Bray, attended the NC3 Annual Leadership Symposium, which brought over 200 Presidents and Deans of Workforce Development together from secondary and postsecondary education institutions to hear from leading industry partners and experts in innovation, diversity, equity and inclusivity issues and advancing technologies that drive workforce needs.

When: July 27th 11-12 p.m. EST
Where: Virtual Meeting

MSG joined the Kentucky Career Center's Office of Employer and Apprenticeship Services (OEAS) to discuss SCA Workforce Hub supports and services available for Registered Apprenticeship Programs in supply chain automation. Over 35 registrants joined the event from industry, workforce development, and education.

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When: July 19th 1-2 p.m. EST
Where: Virtual Meeting

MSG joined the Kentucky Career Center's Office of Employer and Apprenticeship Services (OEAS) to discuss SCA Workforce Hub supports and services available for Registered Apprenticeship Programs in supply chain automation. Over 35 registrants joined the event from industry, workforce development, and education.

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When: June 28th 2:30-3:30 p.m. EST
Where: National Harbor 7

The SelectUSA Investment Summit is the highest-profile event in the United States dedicated to promoting foreign direct investment (FDI.) Marjorie Cohen, Hub Subject Matter Expert, Education and Employer Engagement was asked to join the Apprenticeship Accelerator: How to Quick-Start Your Program – U.S. Department of Labor, a session paneled by seasoned industry experts poised to work with you to quickly set up apprenticeship programs to meet your needs. These partners are equipped to assist with launching, promoting, and expanding Registered Apprenticeship in growing industries and can assist with developing strategies to increase your business’ bottom line and diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility efforts.

View the full event agenda and list of panelists here.

When: June 15th 1-2 p.m. EST
Where: Virtual Meeting

MSG and DOL joined NAWB to discuss Registered Apprenticeship Programs and the benefit to the workforce ecosystem.

Access the meeting recording and additional information below:

When: April 11th 3-5 p.m.
Where: Washington, DC

Representatives from the Supply Chain Automation Workforce Hub alongside related training providers and employers gave insight into the benefits of Registered Apprenticeship and shared practical tips on how to get engaged.

Speakers were:

For more information, please review the Presentation Slides.

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For more information about how the Hub can help you with your supply chain automation and Registered Apprenticeship (RA) programs, please email us at scaworkforcehub@manhattanstrategy.com.