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Apprenticeship Symposium

The Workforce Development Committee is dedicated to serving the members of the Chamber and growing the footprint of the Effingham County workforce. Along with Trades & Skills Day, Manufacturing Day, and the Job Fairs, the Apprenticeship Symposium will introduce the ins and outs of the Apprentice Program and how it is a win-win solution for both the employer and apprentice.

The Symposium will include speakers in Talent Management & Local Programs:

  • Bonnie Moore, Director-Center for Business & Industry, Lake Land College
  • Jeff Fritchtnitch, Workforce Development Director, EC-JOBS
  • Kim Kuchenbrod, Work-Based Learning & Talent Management Administrator, Illinois State University, and Contract Staff, Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity
  • Norma Lansing, Effingham Regional Career Academy

A panel discussion on the Employers’ Perspectives on Apprenticeships includes:

  • Leslie Tarble, Owner, 3Sisters Logistics
  • Nathan Butt, Production Support Director, Quad Graphics
  • Robert Woolum, Apprentice Program Supervisor, North American Lighting-Corporate HQ
  • Robin Brown, Relations Manager, The Equity

Tuesday, September 13 | 7:30a-12p

7:30a | doors open, networking & continental breakfast available
8a | Apprenticeship Navigator & LWIA 23 Services Overview
9a | Talent Management & Local Programs
10:15a | break
10:30a | Employers’ Perspectives on Apprenticeships
11:30a | Q&A & networking

Holiday Inn Effingham

$15 (includes continental breakfast)
Complimentary for educators – Thank you to Dr. Austin Cheney, Dean, Lumpkin College of Business & Technology at Eastern Illinois University, for being the Educator Scholarship Sponsor.  

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Tuesday, September 13


7:30am - 12:00pm


Holiday Inn Effingham
1301 Avenue of Mid-America
Effingham, IL 62401

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