Monday, September 9th to Thursday, September 18th, 2019

Registration is required for each of the large group webinars that will be presented during the Virtual Institute. Registration is not required for the smaller breakout sessions that many grantees signed up for through their technical assistance coaches.

30-Minute Slack Demonstration (optional, no registration required)

Monday, September 9th, 1:00–1:30pm ET

A quick, how-to demonstration for those interested in learning more about Slack, the communication and collaboration tool that the TechHire TA team and grantees will be using throughout the 2019 Virtual Institute. All TechHire program staff and partners are welcome to join.

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Meeting ID: 573 290 226

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Week One

Opening Plenary
Monday, September 9th, 3:00-4:00pm ET

The U.S. Department of Labor Division of Strategic Investments team will share an update on current policy direction and expectations as grantees enter the final year of their projects.  Also, attendees will hear from Miami Dade College and Flying High Academy about their reflections on some key shifts they’ve made over the life of the grant to ensure success.  

TechHire Grantee Strategies for Ensuring Program Completion
Tuesday, September 10th, 1:00-2:00pm ET

This session will feature fellow grantees Workforce Connection of Central New Mexico and Midlands Technical College as they talk about strategies they use to support and motivate participants from recruitment through training and credential completion and then on to employment. 

TechHire Performance Reporting: Understanding H-1B Grants “Real-Time” Performance Outcome Measures
Thursday, September 12th, 1:00-2:00pm ET

An in-depth look at critical “real-time” employment and training outcome measures.  Attendees will hear about promising practices that one grantee uses to constantly monitor their real-time outcomes against performance benchmarks.

Week Two

Steering the DeLorean: How Do I Make Sense of the Future of Work?
Tuesday, September 17th, 1:00-2:00pm ET

This session will explore questions related to planning for long-term program success, how to make sense of macro data reports about automation, and new technologies that are likely to change jobs in H-1B industries. 

Closing Plenary: From TechHire Grantee to a Guarantee: Key Perspectives on Sustainability
Wednesday, September 18th, 1:00-2:00pm ET

The Department of Labor will offer insight on successful approaches to sustainability.  This session will also feature an H-1B Ready to Work Partnership grantee and a former Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College & Career Training (TAACCCT) grantee who will share experiences sustaining partnerships, securing funds, and leveraging and institutionalizing key elements of their projects.