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Wednesday, September 13
2:15 pm - 4:10 pm

Plenary Session

California Ballroom (Level 2)


Laying the Foundation for America’s Infrastructure Workforce

Following the passage of the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, the U.S. is seeing a historic level of investment in the country's infrastructure. To support these investments, state workforce agencies across the nation are advancing innovative workforce development initiatives to train the next generation of infrastructure workers. Workforce leaders in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Texas are leading efforts to support infrastructure and economic development investments in their states.


Steve Playl, Jr., Assistant Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development


Courtney Arbour, Director, Workforce Division, Texas Workforce Commission
Stephanie Beckhorn, Director, Employment & Training, Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity
Daniel D. Kuba, Deputy Secretary for Workforce Development, Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry

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Updates from the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL)


Julie Squire, VP of Policy and General Counsel, NASWA


Jim Garner, Administrator, Office of Unemployment Insurance, Employment & Training Administration, USDOL
Julie Hatch Maxfield, Associate Commissioner, Office of Employment and Unemployment Statistics, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Manny Lamarre, Senior Policy Advisor, Employment & Training Administration, USDOL
Kim Vitelli, Administrator, Office of Workforce Investment, Employment & Training Administration, USDOL

NASWA Affiliates