December 17, 2015

2016 Conference Details

Connect Industry and Education

Join NCCER as we bring together construction industry representatives and education leaders prior to ACTE’s CareerTech VISION 2016 Conference for an interactive and collaborative event on closing the skills gap through meaningful industry-education pathways.


cropped-Pathways-2015-200x200.png4th Annual Construction Career Pathways
Conference Details

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016
Time: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. (times are subject to change)
Location: Las Vegas Convention Center
Cost: $75 per attendee
Conference Agenda:

  • Welcome and Overview
  • Construction Career Pathways Initiative Update
  • Success Stories from Industry and Education State Partnerships
  • Breakout Session 1
  • Breakout Session 2
  • Lunch and Keynote Speakers
    • Richard Cerenzio, Director at ISN Software Corporation
    • J. Doug Pruitt, Chairman at Sundt Construction, Inc.
  • Breakout Session 3
  • Team Activity
  • Open Discussion
  • Recap and Path Forward
  • Networking Reception

Breakout Sessions:
Newly added to this year’s conference agenda are three breakout sessions. Each 50-minute session will cover a different topic and will include a 10-minute Q&A session. All conference attendees will have the opportunity to attend each breakout session.

The Many Roads to Successful Local Connections 
  • Facilitator: Dan Belcher, NCCER
  • Michael J. Sandroussi, Ed.D., Craft Center Training of Coastal Bend
  • Robert E. Parker, Repcon
  • Jimmy Greene, Associated Builders & Contractors Greater Michigan Chapter
  • Ralph Mora, Associated General Contractors of New Mexico
Bridging the Needs of Industry and Education 
  • Facilitator: Tim Johnson, NCCER
  • Philip C. Cleveland Ed.D., Alabama Department of Education
  • Sean Stevens, Alabama Department of Education
  • Jeff Rodenberg, TIC – The Industrial Company
  • Charlie Freeburgh, Baton Rouge Community College
Simplifying Articulation with Industry-Recognized Credentials 
  • Facilitator: Bill Underwood, Pearson
  • Michael E. Barkett, Mississippi Construction Education Foundation
  • Lee Nations, Associated Builders & Contractors Mississippi Chapter
  • Gene Dudley, Alabama Community College System
  • Zach Fields, Construction Education Foundation of Georgia

ACTE’s CareerTech VISION 2016

From Dec. 1-3, join the largest annual gathering of CTE professionals in an exciting, informative and inspirational educational agenda packed with more than 300 CTE sessions, a comprehensive expo and a rich array of networking opportunities. For more information, visit

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Note: Construction Career Pathways attendees are not required to sign up for the ACTE Conference to attend the workshop, however, those who do will receive a discount to the full conference.