Harper College National Conference
on Registered Apprenticeship Programs

Monday, October 14 – Tuesday, October 15, 2019

We look forward to seeing you later this month!


Sponsored by Apprenticeship 2020

All registration costs will be covered


Join us at Harper College for this one-of-a-kind two-day National Conference dedicated to apprenticeship programs in institutions of higher education. This is a conference for your Apprenticeship Team emphasizing innovative approaches in the delivery of successful apprenticeship programs. Multiple community colleges will present best practices. Topics will include Designing and Establishing an Apprenticeship Program, Successful Employer Outreach Strategies, Social Media Tools for Successful Marketing, and Working with WIOA.  The conference goal is for your Apprenticeship Team to take away practical options and solutions to manage and grow quality apprenticeship programs at your institution.

Guest Speaker:  Scott Stump, U.S. Department of Education, Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical and Adult Education

Conference Agenda for October 14 & 15 (click here)

Call for Proposals (click here) 

NEW THIS YEAR:  Apprenticeship-101 Boot Camp (click here for agenda)

An optional Apprenticeship-101 Boot Camp will be offered on Sunday, October 13 from 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. This workshop is perfect for institutions with little to no current knowledge of implementing an Apprenticeship Program.

Included in Full Conference:

  • Breakfast, lunch and refreshments Monday and Tuesday
  • Dinner and cash bar at Maggiano’s in Schaumburg Monday night
  • Pre-Conference Bootcamp: Apprenticeship 101 (Optional) Sunday evening

Suggested Attendees:

  • Administrator/Champion
  • Academic Career Dean or Faculty Program Coordinator
  • Admissions Director

*Space is limited. A waiting list will generate once the conference is full. We will confirm attendance prior to the event, so wait-listed colleges have an opportunity to take the place of cancellations.


Harper College, Wojcik Conference Center (Building W)
1200 West Algonquin Road, Palatine, IL 60067
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Travel Arrangements

Nearest airport is Chicago O’Hare International (ORD) 25 minute drive to Harper College from ORD


Please call us at 847.925.6630 for any questions.