Wednesday, September 18, 2019 1:00 PM ~ 2:00 PM ET

The U.S. Department of Labor will offer their insight on successful approaches to sustainability.  This session will also feature an H-1B Ready to Work Partnership (RTW) grantee and a former Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College & Career Training (TAACCCT) grantee who will share their experiences sustaining partnerships, securing funds, and leveraging and institutionalizing key elements of their projects.


What does sustainability look like from the funder’s point of view?  What does sustainability look like for fellow discretionary grantees who have continued their work beyond the period of performance?  In the final session of the H-1B TechHire Virtual Institute, featured speakers will address these questions and more.  The session will conclude with an open Q&A forum for participants to ask questions as their grant approaches completion and sustainability of core programmatic activities becomes a priority for grantees.


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: Ayreen Cadwallader, Workforce Analyst, Department of Labor's Division of Strategic Investments (DSI), Employment and Training Administration 



Facilitator: Tom Hooper, Associate Vice President, Jobs for the Future

Featured Speakers/Grantees/SMEsRobin Fernkas, Acting Deputy Administrator, Office of Workforce Investment, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor

Featured Promising Practice Grantees: Liz Ojeda, City of Denver, H-1B Ready to Work Grantee and Dawn Busick-Drinkard of Missouri’s MoSTEMWINs Program, Former TAACCCT grantee