Monday, September 09, 2019 3:00 PM ~ 4:00 PM ET

The opening plenary will feature the U.S. Department of Labor Division of Strategic Investments team sharing an update on current policy direction and expectations as grantees enter the final year of their projects.  Also, attendees will hear from Miami Dade College and Flying High Academy about their reflections on some key shifts they’ve made over the life of the grant to ensure success.  


We will also review the logistics of this 1 & ½ week Virtual Institute, including the schedule, learning objectives, and expectations.  We will talk about the purpose and flow, including an introduction to a Slack channel we will be using to encourage grantee networking and engagement throughout the duration of the Institute.  We will close with a round robin description of key topics that will be discussed in future sessions


Week One

Opening Plenary H-1B TechHire Virtual Institute 2019 
Monday, September 9th, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST

TechHire Grantee Strategies for Ensuring Program Completion
Tuesday, September 10th, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EST

TechHire Perfomance Reporting: Understanding the H-1B Grants "Real-Time" Performance Outcome Measures
Thursday, September 12th, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EST

Week Two

Steering the DeLorean: How Do I Make Sense of the Future of Work?
Tuesday, September 17th, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EST

Closing Plenary: From TechHire Grantee to a Guarantee: Key Perspectives on Sustainability
Wednesday, September 18th, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EST


DSI Moderator: Robin Fernkas, Acting Deputy Administrator, Office of Workforce Investment, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration


Facilitator: Todd Cohen and Christina Herzog, Maher and Maher

Featured Speakers/SMEs: Ayreen Cadwallader, Workforce Analyst, Division of Strategic Investment, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration

Featured Promising Practice Grantees: Flying High Academy and Miami Dade College