5 Reasons You Should Attend a Conference in Your Field

Courtesy of NCETA Facebook Page

This article was original published on Mastercard Biz
Author: Thom SingerBusiness Operations & Strategy


In our busy social media crazy world we often forget the importance of being in a live face-to-face setting with others from the business community.
Being active in your industry trade association can bring with it many benefits.  There is power in being connected to other people who are active in your line of work, but it can also be easy to talk yourself out of committing to that annual meeting year after year.  Many people think that joining the organization is enough, but to capitalize on the return on your investment you need to be engaged and participate in the meetings.

Small business owners are busy, so the thought of taking a few days away from the office to participate in a conference, trade show, convention or seminar can seem like a waste of time.  However, these live meetings might be just what you need to uncover new ways to growing your business.

Many think that being around competitors can be a waste of time, or worse, a chance for others to steal their ideas.  But not everyone in your business is actually a competitor, as many can be allies and friends.  The mindset you choose about participating in events will impact your results.

Here are five reasons to attend your industry conference:

  1. Educational opportunities
  2. Networking with Peers
  3. Encounter New Vendors and Suppliers
  4. Position Yourself as an Expert
  5. Have Fun!

For more details on each reason check out the full article at: https://www.mastercardbiz.com/2013/06/19/5-reasons-you-should-attend-a-conference-in-your-field/

NCETA 2020 Exhibitor/Sponsorship Opportunities

Hotel Ballast by Hilton Wilmington, NC

This year, the North Carolina Employment and Training Association (NCETA) Annual Spring Conference is expected to attract over 300 Workforce Development Professionals and several Employers from the Healthcare, IT, Advanced Manufacturing and Construction industries from across the state. Attendees will represent workforce professionals from state and federal government, education, community-based organizations, community colleges and the private sector.

NCETA invites you to join us at the Hotel Ballast by Hilton in Wilmington, North Carolina from April 1-3, 2020.  Sponsors\Exhibitors have always been an integral part of our conference and we hope you will be with us this year as we celebrate 53 years of excellence in workforce development.

Sponsor/Exhibitor Form

2020 Spring Conference – Call for proposals

The North Carolina Employment and Training Association

Annual Spring 2020 Conference

     April 1-3, 2020 – Hotel Ballast (Hilton), Wilmington, NC

Conference Registration

The Conference Registration site is Open:
https://www.ncperkins.org/nceta/index.php

Conference Description

The North Carolina Employment & Training Association annual Spring Conference is a three-day, annual event. It is designed to provide opportunities for workforce professionals throughout the state to remain current on national, state, and local initiatives, to exchange ideas, and to network with colleagues.

Targeted Audience

The conference is targeted toward anyone with an interest in workforce and economic development in North Carolina. Regular attendees include staff and management of local Workforce Development Boards, NCWorks Career Centers, the Department of Commerce, the Community Colleges, the Division of Workforce Solutions, North Carolina’s public schools, the Department of Health & Human Services, the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, the Division of Social Services, the Division of Aging and Adult Services, Literacy Councils, and the Department of Corrections.   Others attending the conference are members of local Workforce Development Boards, economic development professionals, and staff of community-based and faith-based organizations.

For more information, please download Workshop Proposal Form

NCETA Spring 2020 Conference

The North Carolina Employment and Training Association

Annual Spring 2020 Conference

     April 1-3, 2020 – Hotel Ballast (Hilton), Wilmington, NC

Conference Registration

The Conference Registration site is Open:
https://www.ncperkins.org/nceta/index.php

Conference Description

The North Carolina Employment & Training Association annual Spring Conference is a three-day, annual event. It is designed to provide opportunities for workforce professionals throughout the state to remain current on national, state, and local initiatives, to exchange ideas, and to network with colleagues.

Raising the Awareness of Career Pathways in North Carolina

Our mission is to help get all North Carolinians on a Career Pathway that will lead to life-sustaining wages in a career they enjoy.

Our next “Raising the Awareness of Career Pathways” meeting will be this Thursday, September 19, at 9am.
Join us via webinar by registering here:
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1365411321087429133

Each month we will gather to discuss the large career exploration events happening across the state, as well as explore information about job projections and predictions for the future.

This month we look at the upcoming events in both Manufacturing Careers Awareness Week as well as Careers in Construction Month. Both coming soon in October.

2019 NCWorks Partnership Conference

Be A Leader! It’s all the buzz…

October 23 – 25, 2019

Sheraton Four SeasonsGreensboro, NC
800-242-6556

The NCWorks Partnership Conference traditionally draws upwards of 1,000 Workforce Development Professionals from across the state. Attendees represent labor, state and federal government, education, community-based organizations, community colleges and the private sector. In its 32nd year, the Conference continues to offer timely topics and networking opportunities.

https://www.nccommerce.com/jobs-training/workforce-professionals-tools-resources/ncworks-training-center/ncworks-partnership

SETA / NCETA Joint 2019 Spring Conference

SETA / NCETA
Joint 2019 Spring Conference
March 3-6, 2019
Asheville, North Carolina​

The SETA & NCETA Boards and the Program Planning Committee are busy finalizing the plans for the Joint 2019 Spring Conference to be held March 3-6 in Asheville, NC.

The conference hotel, The Omni Grove Park Inn is now full. The overflow hotel, Renaissance Asheville Hotel, 31 Woodfin St, Asheville, NC is approximately 9 minutes from the conference hotel. The room rate is $139.00 + tax. Parking is complimentary. To make reservations, call 1-800-468-3571 and mention the SETA/NCETA Conference to get the special rate. The hotel cut off date is February 8, 2019

The tentative agenda will be available soon as well as conference registration.

If you have questions please contact SETA Staff.