Youth Apprenticeship Annual Forum

The Youth Apprenticeship (YA) Forum is a program informational exchange and networking opportunity for statewide YA Coordinators, YA Consortia staff and their collaborative partners; Apprenticeship Training Representatives; and other interested YA program partners.

2020 Youth Apprenticeship Forum: A Collective Impact
Thursday, March 12, 2020

The YA Forum is being held at:
The Madison Concourse Hotel
1 West Dayton Street
Madison, WI 53703
(800) 356-8293

The individual registration fee is $75 per person

Register online

Registration deadline is March 6, 2020

2020 Tentative Agenda

2020 Youth Apprenticeship Forum Tentative Program
7:00 - 8:30 a.m. Registration / Networking
7:00 - 8:30 a.m. Individual YA Consortia Photo Opportunities
8:00 - 8:15 a.m. Group Photo with DWD Secretary Frostman and DWD BAS Josh Johnson, and statewide, YA Coordinators
AM General Session
8:30 - 8:35 a.m. 2020 YA Forum Kickoff

DWD YA Section Chief Cathy Crary

Welcome and Review of YA Collective Impact Program.
8:35 - 9:00 a.m. DWD and BAS Strategic Vision, Plans and Coming Events

DWD Secretary Frostman and BAS Director Josh Johnson

WI and DWD Vision for YA activities and support being provided by the Governor's Office and DWD Secretary's Office.
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
10:15 - 11:15 a.m. Round 1 Concurrent Workshops
Connecting YA Students to the Skilled Trades and Registered Apprenticeship
Employment of Minors (Child Labor) Laws, Worker's Compensation, and Insurance Coverage
Lighten Your Workload While Stretching Your YA Dollars
Quality Career Pathway Elements
Statewide Dual Credit Offerings, and Overall WTCS Initiatives and Collaborative Efforts
What's Happening with the YA Modernization Project?
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Lunch
12:15 - 12:45 p.m. Collective Impact through Effective Advocacy

DWD Legislative Liaison, John Keckhaver
Southwest WI YA Regional Coordinator, Tom Martin
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Round 2 Concurrent Workshops
Career Ready Wisconsin – The Future is Our Business
Employer Outreach Solutions: Engaging with the Business Solutions Team
Exploring the (BI) Universe with YODA
Marketing Your YA Program and Services, and Establishing Impactive Program Practices
Registered Apprenticeship 101 and Pre-Apprenticeship
What's Happening with the YA Modernization Project? (repeat)
PM General Session
2:10 - 3:10 p.m. Collective Impact Process

UW Stout Outreach Specialist, Kathryn Feverhelm
UW Stout Associate Professor Teaching, Learning & Leadership, Sylvia Tiala
3:10 - 3:30 p.m. YA Grant Request for Proposals: Forms, Processes, and Performance Measurers for 2020-21

DWD YA Program Coordinator, Craig Henrickson
DWD YA Section Chief, Cathy Crary
3:30 p.m. Adjourn