November 1, 2016

2016 Conference Agenda

2016 Construction Career Pathways Conference
Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016 at the Las Vegas Convention Center
Conference: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Reception: 4:15 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Conference Rooms: N111 – N112 | Break Out Rooms: N109 – N110

7:00 a.m. Registration & Breakfast
Sponsored by Associated Builders & Contractors
8:00 a.m. Welcome and Overview

8:15 a.m. Construction Career Pathways Initiative Update

  • Dan Belcher, Director of Workforce Development, NCCER
  • Jennifer Wilkerson, Director of Marketing, Public Relations and Build Your Future, NCCER
8:30 a.m. Success Stories from Industry and Education State Partnerships
Facilitator: Steve Greene, Vice President, NCCER

  • Arizona
    • Cindy Gutierrez, M.Ed. CTE Program Specialist, Industrial Technologies Education Career and Technical Education, Arizona Department of Education
    • Ken McKenzie, Principal, C2FLS Consulting
  • Indiana
    • Ali Brown, Executive Director, Indiana Construction Roundtable Foundation and Build Your Future Indiana
    • Chris Price, President of Indiana Construction Roundtable Foundation
9:30 a.m. Explanation of Breakout Sessions, NCCER
Equipment and Facilities,
Klein Tools and Miller Electric
9:45 a.m. Break
10:00 a.m. Session 1
Note: See session descriptions at bottom of page. Each attendee will go to the sessions in the order noted on their badge.
10:50 a.m. Transition to Next Session
11:00 a.m. Session 2
11:50 a.m. Lunch
Sponsored by ISN
12:30 p.m. Keynote Speaker
J. Doug Pruitt, Chairman at Sundt Construction, Inc.
1:15 p.m. Session 3
2:05 p.m. Transition to Main Conference Room
2:15 p.m. Team Activity
3:00 p.m. Presentations
Each group will have 3-5 minutes to present depending on number of teams
3:30 p.m. Open Discussion About Activity
3:40 p.m. Recap and Path Forward
3:50 p.m. Plus Delta with Audience
4:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Reception
Sponsored by Fluor

  • Don Whyte, President/CEO, NCCER

Breakout Sessions: Each session will be 50 minutes long (40 minutes of speaking time followed by 10 minutes of Q & A at the end) and will have a panel-style format. Attendees will be divided into three groups and will rotate through all sessions. Approximately 50 people will be present for each session and everyone will be able to attend all three. The sessions titles and speakers are as follows:

The Many Roads to Successful Local Connections
(Facilitator: Dan Belcher, NCCER)

  • Dr. Michael John Sandroussi, President, Craft Center Training of the Coastal Bend
  • R. E. (Bob) Parker, President/CEO, Repcon, Inc.
  • Jimmy Greene, President/CEO, Associated Builders & Contractors, Greater Michigan Chapter
  • Ralph Mora, Director of Apprenticeship & Certified Craft Training, Associated General Contractors New Mexico

Bridging the Needs of Industry and Education
(Facilitator: Jennifer Wilkerson, NCCER)

  • Philip C. Cleveland, Ed.D., Deputy State Superintendent, Division of Career and Technical Education/Workforce Development, Alabama Department of Education
  • Jeff Rodenberg, Director of Craft Training, TIC – The Industrial Company
  • Sean J. Stevens, Education Administrator of Counseling and Guidance, Alabama State Department of Education
  • Charlie Freeburgh, Vice Chancellor for Workforce Development, Baton Rouge Community College

Articulation Made Easy with Industry-Recognized Curricula and Credentials
(Facilitator: Bill Underwood, Pearson)

  • Mike Barkett, President, Mississippi Construction Education Foundation
  • Lee Nations, President, Associated Builders & Contractors Mississippi Chapter
  • Zach Fields, Director of School Relations, CEFGA

Note: Agenda subject to change.