(Draft Sept 16, 2023)[ii]
Theme: Technical and Vocational Education & Training (TVET)’s Role in Workforce Development as a Partner in Economic Development and Employment Generation.

Nov. 29: Conference Registration in the Phoenix Convention Center

Visit to Phoenix Community College 3-5 PM www.phoenixcollege.edu Hacienda Room, Building F-121, 1202 West Thomas Rd. No fee but registration requested to ivetavpna@gmail.com The College is a Member of Community Colleges for International Development www.ccidinc.org Please arrive at the College by 3:00 PM, College is a 15-minute taxi ride from Phoenix Conference Center.

Nov. 30 AM, ACTE Opening Sessions (secondary , post-secondary, agriculture, industrial, career guidance, etc, & Exhibits)
Schedule At-A-Glance (careertechvision.com)

Nov. 30: PM: IVETA Sessions: all in the Phoenix Convention Center
  • IVETA Opening Session: TVET responses to changing employment demand & economic conditions David Fretwell, Vice President Northern America IVETA. Scarcliffe Associates https://scarcliffeassociates.godaddysites.com/
  • Developing Intercultural Skills for the Knowledge Economy, Sandra Portier, Middle Tennessee State University 4-4:45, Rm 230
Dec. 1: IVETA Sessions, all in the Phoenix Convention Center with the exception of the reception, which is at the Hyatt Hotel
  • Moving from Private Sector Engagement to Ownership of Workforce Skills Development: A Model in Motion, Diane Cosby, Management and Training Corp. https://www.mtctrains.com/ 10-10:45, Rm 132C
  • Teaching Workforce Readiness Skills for the Knowledge Economy: Heather Singmaster, Digital Promise, https://digitalpromise.org 1-1:45, Rm 132C
  • Components of CTECS' Workplace Readiness Skills (WRS) Credential Package. Ken Potthoff and Darren Morris, Career and Technical Education Consortium of States (CTECS): https://www.ctecs.org/ 3-3:45, Rm 132C
  • International Initiatives in Career Guidance Policy and System Development, International Center for Career Development and Public Policy ICCDPP Home - ICCDPP Sareena Hopkins Executive Director ICCDPP & Donnalee Bell, Managing Director, Canadian Career Development Foundation. 4:4:45, Rm 231A/B
  • Building the Right Environment for quality TVET in Sub-Sahara Africa, Implications for Sustainable Economic Development. Serumu Igberadja (Nigeria) , President Elect IVETA, 4-4:45, Rm 132C
  • IVETA Reception and Awards, Cash Bar, and hors D’oeurves 5:00 -6:30, Hyatt Place Phoenix Downtown Hotel, 150 W Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85003•(602) 388-4888
Dec. 2: AM IVETA Sessions all in the Phoenix Convention Center
  • Fostering International Cooperation, How Epsilon Pi Tau Connects the World. Kevin Howell, Executive Director EPT https://epsilonpitau.org 8:30-9:15, Rm 122C
  • International Best Practice in Promoting Quality and Equity in TVET. Arthur E Shears (Canada) NorthStar Skills for Development. https://northstarskillsfordevelopment.ca/ 9:30-10:15, Rm 122C

[i] Participants should arrive in Phoenix Nov. 29 AM and depart Dec. 2 PM so they can participate in all conference activities.
[ii] The IVETA program is designed to ensure participants can attend IVETA presentations but also have time to attend some of the 300+ ACTE presentations, that include all levels and technical areas of TVET, and time to visit the over 200+ exhibits of TVET goods and Services (including an IVETA International TVET Booth) which are open for viewing Nov. 30 and Dec. 1.

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