WITEA Spring Conference
March 13-15, 2014 -
Wenatchee Convention Center

Conference Sessions and Presenter's

Conference Schedule at a Glance

Mobile Conference Schedule


2014 Conference Keynote Presenter

~ Dave Gering Bio ~


Dave Gering is the Executive Director of the Puget Sound Manufacturing Industrial Council (MIC) and the Editor/Publisher of Seattle Industry magazine. In 1996, he was the lead author and researcher for the "King County Council Report to the Public: Family Wage Job Base", which provided the defining analysis for creation of the manufacturing industrial center strategy for King County under the Growth Management Act. He has served on too many committees and stakeholders groups to enumerate, but was a Co-Chair of the King County Commission on Governance in 2003-04. Dave has been an active member in the WITEA for six years, and was the recipient of the first WITEA industry award, which was initiated primarily due to his involvement. Dave has been instrumental in the success of the Core Plus curriculum, which brings industry and education together. Core Plus is based on industry-validated Knowledge, Skills and Abilities for education relevant to careers in advanced manufacturing and other industrial sectors requiring similar skills and abilities. Two years ago, “Core Plus” KSAs were incorporated into a pilot effort as part of a metal fabricating class in Yakima. Today, Core Plus KSAs are a basis for programs at 30 locations across the state with enrollment options available to students from 150 high schools.
Wenatchee Convention Center
$230 thru 2/28/14 | $280 after 2/28/14


You must be a WITEA member to qualify for these rates. WITEA dues are $25.
Registration ends March 7, 2014. After March 7,
please register onsite at the Wenatchee Convention Center.

Registration includes clock hours, hors d’ oeuvres
Thursday evening; breakfast, lunch, and dinner Friday; and breakfast Saturday.

Click here for Paper Registration Form pdf – Checks and Purchase Orders Only

Click Here to Register Online – Credit Cards Only
Please note: Online registrations incur a service fee of $3.95 plus 4.95%
of the credit card charge…100% paid by the registrant.

The Coast Wenatchee Center Hotel
$83 (Per Diem Rate)
1-800-663-1144
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