MEATA 2014 Spring Apprenticeship Conference
"Passing the Skills Torch Forward!"
May 21–23, 2014
Motor City Casino Hotel
2901 Grand River Ave
Detroit, MI 48201
Ford Technical Training Center
25500 Outer Drive
Lincoln Park, MI 48146
(Click Here for directions from the Motor City Casino Hotel to the Ford Technical Training Center)
MEATA's 2014 Spring Apprenticeship Conference is jam-packed with informative and useful sessions focused on the theme of "Passing the Skills Torch Forward!". Dean Guido, Regional Director of the U.S. Dept. of Labor Office of Apprenticeship, will be the keynote speaker for the conference. Conference sessions will focus on “what's moving in apprenticeship” at UAW, Operating Engineers and MDOT; apprentice readiness; connecting K-12 to apprenticeships; innovative Detroit-based programs; urban strategies for apprenticeship; and lots more! Check out the complete conference agenda for details on all the sessions.
Activities associated with the conference include:
- Wed. evening (May 21) of networking at the HockeyTown Cafe (named Detroit's #1 sports bar and the #2 sports bar in America by ESPN2)
- A tour of the Ford Technical Training Center (on Thurs., May 22)
- Dinner at the Motor City Casino (on Thurs., May 22)
- Traditional Gift Exchange (during dinner on Thurs.)...bring a gift that represents your company, organization, community, etc.
Cost for attending the conference, including meals and beverages, is just $175 per person. For K-12 educators, we offer a special rate of just $100!
MEATA has arranged for discounted lodging at the Motor City Casino Hotel at rates of $97 to $99 per night, including FREE parking. This special rate is only guaranteed for rooms booked by May 7th. You can Book Your Room(s) Online or call the hotel toll-free at 866-782-9622 and let them know you're with the MEATA Conference. We're told that room fill up quickly at the hotel, so please book your room(s) at your earliest opportunity!