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National Association of Industry Specific Training Directors

Annual Conference Santa Fe, New Mexico September 26-29, 2010

Hosted by National Association of Industry Specific Training Directors New Mexico Economic Development Department New Mexico Industrial Development Executives Association (IDEA) Albuquerque Economic Development (AED) and additional sponsors to be announced at a later date

NAISTD is a national organization of

individuals responsible for the statewide administration of state-funded, industry-specific training programs intended to promote or support economic development for new and/or existing businesses and industries. Representatives from member states are a cross-section of specialists who work in employment and training, economic development, and higher education. The annual conference allows job training program directors from across the nation to network with their peers, learn best practices, and share experiences. In addition to informal networking, each state in attendance gives a formal presentation on its programs. These presentations outline program structure, budget, eligibility, services, accomplishments, and challenges. Registered observers from related businesses, including site selectors, provide feedback at the conclusion of the program.

Who Should Attend?

• Economic Development Professionals • Directors of State or Federally Funded Job Training Programs • Workforce Development Professionals • Business/Industry Directors of Community Colleges

Registration Fees: • Member: $250

(individual who is responsible for industry specific job training program)

• Associate Member: $250

(works for organization represented by member)

• Registered Observer: $350

(site selectors, consultants)

• Guest: $80.00

(friend or family who will not be in attendance for full conference – only receptions and dinner)

Conference registration includes attendance at all presentations and meal functions (two receptions, one dinner, lunch and breakfast each day). Register online:

This year’s conference will be held at Hotel Santa Fe –

The Hacienda and Spa. For Hotel Santa Fe, the city’s only Native American-owned hotel, hospitality is an honored tradition. The property is located in Historic Downtown Santa Fe and in the heart of the new Guadalupe Railyard District, with museums, galleries, shops, and restaurants just outside the door. The Hotel offers a unique cultural experience, from luxurious rooms and suites, to the lilting notes of a native flute, to the culinary brilliance of the Amaya Restaurant. NAISTD has reserved a block of rooms at the Hotel Santa Fe – The Hacienda & Spa at a special conference rate of $88 per night plus tax of 15.06%. For reservations, go through or call 1-800-825-9876. Use booking number 1072LA – NAISTD. Please note: Hotel Santa Fe was selected as the host hotel because of its location to downtown Santa Fe. The hotel offers free transportation in and around the downtown area.

For more information contact Therese Varela, NAISTD President-Elect, at 505-827-0323 or

Conference Schedule All events to be held at Hotel Santa Fe unless noted otherwise. NOTE: Agenda based on attendance by at least 15 states.

Sunday, September 26, 2010 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Optional Tours or excursions (based on interest) 1. Santa Fe Plaza, Loretto Chapel, and Canyon Road Art Galleries 2. Santa Fe Plaza and Museums (Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, New Mexico History Museum, New Mexico Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Native Arts) 3. Museum Hill (Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, Museum of International Folk Art, Museum of Spanish Colonial Art) 4. Casino tour (Camel Rock, Buffalo Thunder) 5. Golf at Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe (9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) The only charge for excursions is admission to museums and the Loretto Chapel and golf fees.


3:00 – 3:15 p.m.


3:15 – 4:45 p.m.

State-of-the-State Presentations (1/2 hour each) • Florida (likely attendee – board member) • Wyoming (confirmed) • Virginia (interested)

4:45 – 5:00 p.m.

Wrap up for the day

6:00 p.m.

Dinner at Hotel Santa Fe

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Networking Breakfast

9:00 – 10:30 a.m. State-of-the-State Presentations (1/2 hour each) • State of ____ (hoping to recruit AZ, Colorado, Texas, and Kansas, due to proximity to NM) 10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Break

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.


10:45 – 11:45 a.m. State-of-the-State Presentations (1/2 hour each) • Minnesota (possible – active in past) • New Mexico (confirmed)

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

NAISTD Executive Board Meeting

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch: “Southwest Barbecue”

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Welcoming Reception – Hotel Santa Fe

Additional presentations will follow lunch if more states attend.

Monday, September 27, 2010 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

Registration and Networking Breakfast

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. State-of-the-State Presentations (1/2 hour each) • Missouri (confirmed) • North Carolina (confirmed) • Alabama (confirmed) 10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Break 10:45 – 11:45 p.m. State-of-the-State Presentations (1/2 hour each) • Washington (confirmed) • Iowa (confirmed) 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch “North of the Border” (Hotel Santa Fe) Speaker – New Mexico Career Match (confirmed) 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

State-of-the-State Presentations (1/2 hour each) • New Jersey (confirmed) • Mississippi (confirmed) • Arkansas (likely attendee – active member)

1:00 – 6:00 p.m. 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Industry Tours • Shidoni Foundry or Alan Houser Foundry and Sculpture Garden (possible) • Peyote Bird Designs – jewelry manufacturing (confirmed) • Reception and shopping in Peyote Bird Vault and Showroom (confirmed) Dinner on your own

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

Networking Breakfast

8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Registered Observers – Feedback • The IM Group (confirmed) • Training Funding Partners (confirmed) • IBM Corporation (confirmed) • Bank of America (interested)

10:00 – 10:15 a.m. Break 10:15 - 11:30 a.m. Annual NAISTD Meeting Adjourn. Box lunches will be provided.

About Santa Fe, The City Different Welcome, Bienvenidos, Mah-Waan, Mah-Waan

Santa Fe is a world-renowned travel destination unparalleled in richness of history, heritage, arts, and culture. The three dominant cultures, Native American, Spanish, and Anglo, provide a rich offering of activities and enjoyment for visitors and residents alike. Situated at 7,000 feet in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the foothills of the Rockies, Santa Fe is immersed in natural beauty. With more than 325 days of sunshine and a relatively mild climate, the weather allows a host of outdoor activities. Santa Fe was founded between 1607 and 1610, making it the second oldest city as well as the highest altitude and oldest state capitol in the U.S. The city is currently celebrating its 400 year anniversary. Santa Fe is located an hour’s drive north of Albuquerque, New Mexico’s largest city.

About Peyote Bird Designs

Getting to Santa Fe

Headquartered in Santa Fe, Peyote Bird Designs is a global company producing artisanal jewelry that is fashionable, yet timeless, for wholesale markets. The company’s origins can be traced to the efforts of its founder and owner, Mark Alexander, who drove across the country in 1973 selling Southwestern jewelry out of his Volkswagen Beetle. Peyote Bird Designs now supplies major retailers and custom boutiques nationwide. Production is done both in Santa Fe and in Asia.

American Eagle offers two daily flights between Santa Fe (SAF) and Dallas-Forth Worth (DFW) and one nonstop daily flight between Santa Fe and Los Angeles (LAX). Shuttle service and cab service are available from the Santa Fe Airport. The Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ), approximately one hour south of Santa Fe, is served by all major airlines and car rental companies. Shuttle service is also available from the Sunport to Santa Fe. The Sandia Shuttle Express (aka Santa Fe Shuttle) provides 15 runs daily between downtown Santa Fe hotels and Albuquerque and 14 runs back between Albuquerque and downtown Santa Fe hotels. 1-888-775-5696, 505-474-5696 The RailRunner Express,, also offers train service between Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Once in town, getting around is easy. Downtown Santa Fe and the surrounding historic districts are compact and most conveniently traveled on foot. For longer trips there is a local taxi service, a public transportation system, Santa Fe Trails, charter vans, and limousine service. Rental cars are also available.

A special

After touring the Santa Fe headquarters, design, and production areas, attendees will attend a reception at the company. Peyote Bird Designs has graciously offered to open its vault and showroom to NAISTD conference attendees and allow them to purchase individual pieces at wholesale prices. For more information on the company, go to

thank you to our sponsors, whose generous contributions WILL maKe this event possible. * * *

NAISTD Conference Program  

agenda for conference

NAISTD Conference Program  

agenda for conference