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.


Week One

Opening Plenary H-1B TechHire Virtual Institute 2019
Monday, September 9th, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. EST

The opening plenary will feature the U.S. Department of Labor Division of Strategic Investments team sharing 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 - 2:00 p.m. EST

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 - 2:00 p.m. EST

This session will take 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 - 2:00 p.m. EST

This session will explore a variety of 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 - 2:00 p.m. EST

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