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NCETA Presents:
"Breaking New Ground" Conference

September 8-10, 2021 • Hotel Ballast • Wilmington NC


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Join the North Carolina Employment and Training Association (NCETA) in Wilmington for the Fall 2021 "Breaking New Ground" Conference planned to enhance educational and professional development through sessions, workshops, networking, and panel presentations. All presentations and sharing of programs and projects are designed to assist workforce development professionals in developing partnerships and streamlining services to better serve customers in acquiring sustainable employment and to assist businesses in acquiring skilled workers.

Increase your knowledge of the new Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Career Pathways, Perkins V, and Partnerships. Learn new ways to collaborate with partners and businesses, how to engage employers in dialogue, and hear about state and national trends and updates.

NCETA is excited to offer this 2021 "Breaking New Ground" Conference. Please take advantage of opportunities in and around Wilmington. Enjoy the time with your current colleagues and meeting and networking with workforce development professionals from across North Carolina.


Preliminary/Tentative Conference Agenda

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Conference Registration in the Lower Lobby 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Pre-Conference Sessions 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

NCETA New Member Orientation 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Moderator Training 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Luncheon - General Opening Session 12:00 Noon - 2:30 p.m.

Exhibitor Displays 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion 2:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Regional Caucus Meetings 4:35 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Dinner on your Own


Thursday, September 9, 2021

Continental Breakfast 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Conference Registration in the Lower Lobby 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Exhibitor Displays 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions 9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions 10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Lunch on your Own 11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Dinner, Entertainment, Dance, and Karaoke 5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.


Friday, September 10, 2021

Closing Session 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

NCETA Board Meeting 11:10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


Conference Information and Program

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Call for Presenters

NCETA is seeking proposals for workshops at its Conference. We may still be accepting proposals after the deadline.

Call for Proposals application. (doc 58Kb)


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