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Apprenticeships, a workforce strategy that works for businesses and for people.

WeBuild Future of work Summit

On November 16th, employers, apprentices, candidates, academia, government officials, and leaders are coming together to share experiences and knowledge on workplace-based learning.

Come learn from the speakers, share your experiences, engage in authentic discussions, meet new partners and make new friends.  We will close the day with a cocktail reception and opportunity to celebrate this vibrant movement  and its champions from the heart of our nation’s Capital on Capitol Hill.


11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Workshops, demos, panel discussions, roundtables

5:00 PM

Awards Ceremony and Cocktail Reception

Speakers Include:

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Dr. Robert Lernman

Urban Institute, PhD. in Economics
MIT, Board Chairman
Apprenticeships for America

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Dr. Unique Morris-Hughes

Director of DC DOES, State Labor Commissioner

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Dr. Liesl Riddle

Dean of George Washington University's College of Professional Studies

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Jennifer Taylor

CEO of the Northern Virginia Technology Council

Kyle Marinelli

Associate Director of Government Relations & Policy at the Association of Workforce Boards

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David Remick

Executive Director at the Alexandria/Arlington
Regional Workforce Council

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Jackie Black

Director of Strategic Alliances, U.S. Jobs at the Consumer Technology Association

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Erika Duthely

Mid-Atlantic Director of Government Relations at Lime scooters/bikes

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Dana Fallon

Business Engagement & Career Services at Northern Virginia Community College

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Sean Connelli

Apprentice Manager of George Washington University's Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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Ashley Williams

Senior Program Officer at DC DOES

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Drin Kaziu

former tech apprentice at Phone2Action and now full time Software Developer at Kaplan

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Jennifer Williamson

Vice President, Workforce & Member Engagement and Greater Washington Apprenticeship Network Leader

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Flor de María Marshall

Former apprentice
Software Developer

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liam Rathke

Former apprentice at Phone2Action,
Software Developer

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Drew Shea

2022 Team USA Paralympian Beijing Winter Games,
Technical Product Manager apprentice

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Jeremiah Mahoney

DC resident,
IT pre-apprentice

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Joshua Duartes

DC tech apprentice

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Aaron Barnett

Digital Marketing apprentice at NVTC

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Maury Rogow

Author, filmmaker, Builder

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Robert Willis

Workforce Development Specialist

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Lateefah Durant

VP of Innovation at CitiWorks DC

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Olayinka Bamiro

IT Specialist Apprentice, Golden Triangle Business Improvement District

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Kevin Clinton

Chief Program Officer for the Federal City Council

Lakita Green

Manager of the Apprenticeship Innovation Program at Employ Prince George’s County

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Mark Colón

Director of the Office of Public Engagement at NTIA

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Azalia Speight

CEO of Breakthrough
Professional Services

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Armond Bass

Mentorship Program Coordinator at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology

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Mike Manetti

Associate Director for Security and Emergency Management at the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District

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Ximena Gates-Hartsock

Co-founder of BuildWithin




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Golden Triangle BID

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Metropolitan Engineering


Accenture, CityWorks DC

Limbic Systems, CityWorks DC

On Ramps to Careers, CityWorks DC

Joseph Nicynski

Mellanie Ford

Michael Batt

Dana Fallon

David Remick

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Jennifer Williamson

Kenneth Walker

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Robert Willis

Michael Taylor

Randall Shannon

Lewis Brown

Larry Greenhill

Jessica Murillo

November 16th, 2022

CTA Innovation House
21 D Street
SE Washington, DC 20003

11am - 7pm