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:
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.
North Carolina Employment & Training
Association annual SpringConference
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
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.
The North Carolina Employment & Training Association annual SpringConference 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.
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.
Join the North Carolina Employment and Training Association (NCETA) and the NC Community College System for a workshop on using the new North Carolina Career Clusters Guide. This workshop is intended for front-line workforce professionals who work with people who need to discover a career that is best for them.
May 2-3, 2019, at Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington, NC
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.