The annual ARPCT conference was held in exciting Las Vegas at the Caesars Palace in conjunction with Skillsoft Perspectives conference May 9 – 12, 2016
The Skillsoft Perspectives conference is an industry event that brings together hundreds of Skillsoft customers for three days of networking, interaction and learning. Keynote Speakers, Peter Diamandis, Chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE and Heidi Grant Halvorson, The Science of Setting & Reaching Goals gave attendees a very insightful look at getting a better mindset and achieving innovations.
At the ARPCT session, the attending programs continued the long tradition of sharing their successes and challenges. Members were given valuable information to bring back to their organizations to share with staff. This included updates new training programs, the impact of WIOA and the Olmstead Act, Skillport 8I coming changes, membership involvement and CARF updates.
During the Business Meeting, ARPCT members discussed membership and how to get a larger attendance at the conference. ARPCT Treasurer report was also shared and discussed. Finally, ARPCT Awards were presented to Skillsoft President Jerry Nine and ARPCT from AbleDisable and to RESOURCE Career Education for the First Step Training Program.
As always, attendees were welcomed with deluxe accommodations and entertainment in sin city. The welcome reception set the tone the first night with a buffet of fabulous food poolside within Caesars Palace. The final night included a ride on the High Roller at the LINQ hotel with access to food and entertainment at Chayo Mexican Kitchen and Brooklyn Bowl with food by New York’s renowned Blue Ribbon Restaurant. It was a great send off.
Next years conference is yet to be determined and information will be sent out as soon as announced.