Apprenticeship Missouri logoThe Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development (MDHEWD) will host the Apprenticeship Missouri Summit on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019 at the Drury Plaza Hotel East, 3100 Interstate 70 Dr SE, Columbia, MO 65201.

 

The Summit will feature presentations from state and national leaders, the release of the Apprenticeship Missouri playbook, awards presentations, and special remarks by Missouri Governor Mike Parson.

 

Registration Opens: 8:00 a.m.

Continental breakfast sponsored by Missouri Rehabilitation Association

 

Welcome and Kick-Off: 8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

  • Mardy Leathers, Director of Office of Workforce Development, MDHEWD
  • Jeanna Caldwell, Apprenticeship and Work-Based Learning Manager, MDHEWD

 

Opening Session - Expanding Modern Apprenticeships: 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

  • Dr. Rebecca S. Lake, Dean of Workforce and Economic Development, Harper College

 

Partnership Panel: 9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Moderator: Ronda Anderson, Workforce Research Manager, MERIC, MDHEWD

  • Ken Chapman, Reentry/Women Offender Program Manager, Department of Corrections
  • Tim Gaines, Assistant Commissioner for Adult Learning and Rehabilitative Services, DESE
  • Neil Perry, Missouri State Director, Office of Apprenticeship, USDOL
  • David Coe, Employee Development Manager, MoDOT
  • Jeriane Jaegers-Brenneke, Assistant Deputy Director, Family Support Division, DSS

 

Employer Perspectives Panel: 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Moderator: Jennifer Kincaid, Business Specialist, Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation, DESE

  • Suzanne Richards, Apprenticeship Coordinator, Apprenticeship Missouri, MDHEWD
  • Cynthia Walker, Registered Apprenticeship Coordinator, Eldon Career Center
  • Shonda Atwater, Apprenticeship Manager, Metropolitan Community College
  • Sara Mueller, Regional Human Resource Manager, Aimbridge Hospitality

 

Networking Lunch: 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

 

Governor's Presentation & Awards Ceremony: 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

  • Mardy Leathers, Director of Office of Workforce Development, MDHEWD
  • Zora Mulligan, Commissioner of Higher Education, MDHEWD
  • Mike Parson, Governor of Missouri

 

Networking Break: 1:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Sponsored by Missouri Chamber of Commerce & Industry

 

National Perspective - Live Chat with New America: 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

  • Ivy Love, Policy Analyst, Center on Education & Skills, New America
  • Michael Prebil, Policy Analyst, Center on Education & Skills, New America

 

State of Apprenticeship Missouri: 2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

  • Mardy Leathers, Director of Office of Workforce Development, MDHEWD

 

Networking Break: 3:15 p.m. - 3:25 p.m.

Sponsored by Missouri Association for Workforce Development

 

Closing Session - Future of Apprenticeship Missouri: 3:25 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

  • Mardy Leathers, Director of Office of Workforce Development, MDHEWD
  • Dr. Mara Woody, Assistant Commissioner for Postsecondary Policy, MDHEWD