Connecting Students to Non-degree Post-secondary Programs, Apprenticeships and Trades

Friday, December 8th

7:45 AM  Coffee, light breakfast and conversation
8:00 AM to 1:00 PM  Program

Location: Ranken Technical College, Mary Ann Lee Technology Center, 4401 Page Avenue, , St. Louis, MO 63113

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About this workshop:

“Middle skills” jobs that require education beyond high school, but not a four-year degree are in high demand. How can counselors connect students to apprenticeships, skilled trades, certificate programs, and other postsecondary opportunities that prepare students for middle skills jobs? What high school or pre-program preparation is required? What are the opportunities for continuing education and advancement?  This workshop will focus on connecting students to high quality post-secondary non-degree programs.

PDI attendance is free of charge. Program registration includes light breakfast and a working lunch.

Presenters to date include:

  • Don Pohl, Vice President, Ranken Technical College
  • Neil Perry, Missouri State Director, US Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship
  • Karen Ellis, Director of Economic Development, St. Louis Regional Chamber
  • Dr. John Westerman, Director, Area Technical School, Jefferson College
  • Wade Johnson, Apprenticeship Training Coordinator, SLATE Missouri Job Center
  • Kimberly DeBoe, Senior Director, Talent Management, Challenge Unlimite
  • Gino Austin, Apprenticeship Training Coordinator, SLATE Missouri Job Center
  • Roz Sherman-Voellinger, Vice President of Labor Engagement and Labor Liaison, United Way of Greater St. Louis
  • John Gaal, Ed.D., Director of Training and Workforce Development, St. Louis-Kansas City Carpenters’ Regional Council
  • Pat Dolan, AFL CIO, St. Louis County Councilman, 5th District
  • Josh​ ​Wright​, Advisor, Construction Craft Laborers' Apprenticeship Program, Eastern Missouri Laborers District Council
  • Steve Sneed, Director, Sheet Metal Workers Local 36 Training Center
  • Tony Bryan, Executive Director, Midwest Cyber Center
  • Becky Epps, Project Manager, St. Louis Aerospace Institute & Technical Training, Workforce Solutions Group, St. Louis Community College 
  • Jacob Johnson, President/CEO, Metropolitan Training Alliance

PDI attendance is free of charge thanks to the Norman J. Stupp Foundation, Commerce Bank trustee, and The Pettus Foundation.