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NCETA Presents:
"Innovation -- Breaking New Ground" Conference

April 1-3, 2020 • Hotel Ballast • Wilmington NC


Conference Information and Program

Conference Registration

Conference Flyer (PNG 177KB)





**** The 2020 Conference Has Been Cancelled ****




Join the North Carolina Employment and Training Association (NCETA) in Wilmington for the Spring 2020 "Innovation -- 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 2020 "Innovation -- 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, April 1, 2020

Conference Registration 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 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.

Group Session 2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Regional Caucus Meetings 4:10 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Dinner on your Own


Thursday, April 2, 2020

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

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

General Session 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

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

Concurrent sessions may include:

Lunch on your Own 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions 3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Dinner, Entertainment, Dance, and Karaoke 6:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Dress nice!


Friday, April 3, 2020

Breakfast Meeting 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Closing Session 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 Noon

Printable version of the agenda. (PDF 45kb)


Conference Information and Program

Conference Registration


Call for Presenters

NCETA is seeking proposals for workshops at its 2020 Annual Spring Conference. We are still accepting proposals after the deadline.

Call for Proposals application. (docx 40Kb)


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