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Welcome to NCETA's Spring 2018 Conference

NCETA (North Carolina Employment and Training Association) is celebrating 51 years of excellent service to North Carolina, always focused on front-line workforce development professionals.

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Conference Location

NCETA's Spring 2018 Conference will be held from April 4-6, 2018, at the Hotel Ballast (Formerly known as Hilton Wilmington Riverside Hotel) at 301 N. Water St., Wilmington, NC 28401-3934. (floor plan)

NOTE: The street is blocked in front of the hotel due to construction. The hotel advises all to approach the hotel on Walnut Street. At the end of Walnut Street, turn left on Water Street. The hotel will be on your right.


Welcome to Wilmington

Hotel Accommodations

Hotel Ballast (Formerly known as Hilton Wilmington Riverside Hotel) is full.

The Holiday Inn Wilmington, 5032 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28405, Phone 910-392-1101, is offering a discount of $109 plus tax per night. Use Group Code ETA to get the discount, which ends on March 19 or when the rooms run out. This hotel is 4 miles from the conference.

Reserve a room at the Holiday Inn.

Link to other hotels near the conference center.


Parking at the Hotel Ballast (Formerly known as Hilton Wilmington Riverside Hotel) may not be available for conference attendees who are not staying at the Hotel Ballast. There are many parking lots within a short walk to the conference center. The 210 N. Water Street Garage is across the street from the conference. The following webpage has all the details.


Register for the conference.

Conference registration packets may be picked up at the conference registration desk on the lower level from 8 am to 4 pm each day.

NOTE: The name badge issued at registration serves as an entrance ticket to all sessions. Name badges should be worn at all times while attending the conference.


The Exhibitors will be showing off their equipment, supplies, curriculum, and other goods and services designed to enhance employment and training. Drop by sometime during the conference to see what they have to offer.


Preliminary conference agenda.

Social Media

Connect with colleagues throughout the conference.

Twitter: #ncetaorg

FaceBook: North Carolina Employment and Training Association

Professional Association Dues

Professional Association dues may be paid during registration. Dues may also be paid at the NCETA table any time during the conference.

Code of Professional Ethics and Practices

Code of Professional Ethics and Practices for the North Carolina Workforce Development Professionals and members of the North Carolina Employment and Training Association.


Members of the NCETA Board are identified by a ribbon on their name tag. If you have a question or need assistance, feel free to ask any of them.

NCETA website

NCETA Board of Directors

NCETA Past Presidents


Thank you for your participation and support of the NCETA Spring Conference.

Many thanks to our outstanding conference speakers for their willingness to share their knowledge and expertise.

Thanks to our exhibitors for showcasing their workforce products.

Thanks to our moderators for their facilitation of various workshop sessions.

Thanks to our sponsors who helped make this conference a reality.

We hope you gained valuable insight and information from the workshops that will help you with workforce development in your local area.


Conference Sponsors

National Business Training NCWorks Partnership Conference SETA Conference