Harper College National Conference
on Registered Apprenticeship Programs

Monday, October 14 – Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Join us at Harper College for this one-of-a-kind two-day National Conference dedicated to apprenticeships 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 institutions will present best practices. Topics will include marketing strategies targeting employers and potential apprentices, and practical insights to increase apprentice retention.  The conference goal is for the Apprenticeship Team to take away practical options and solutions to manage and grow quality apprenticeship programs at your institution.

This conference will not be covering program rules that are State Agency (SA) specific.  All discussions will be Office of Apprenticeship (OA) rules based.


Conference Agenda and Call for Proposals (coming soon)

JUST ADDED:  New to Registered Apprenticeship?

An optional Apprenticeship 101 pre-conference bootcamp will be offered to conference attendees prior to the conference on Sunday, October 13 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 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:

  • Dean / Administrator or higher (Champion) in Workforce & Economic Development (or the area in the college where apprenticeships will reside)
  • 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
Map | Driving Directions

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.