WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2018
Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion: Update on Final Report and Other Significant Apprenticeship Issues
1:00 p.m. (CT)
Speakers: Michael D. Bellaman, ABC National & Greg Sizemore, ABC National
On Oct. 6, 2017, Michael D. Bellaman, president and CEO of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), was appointed by U.S. Department of Labor Secretary R. Alexander Acosta to the Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion, created by President Trump’s June 15 Executive Order 13801.
ABC served on two of the four task force subcommittees—those charged with attracting business to apprenticeship and expanding access, equity and career awareness. The subcommittees offered numerous recommendations, which were detailed in the final apprenticeship report issued on May 10.
Some of the recommendations in the final report include:
- Expansion of work-and-learn models
- National recognition and portability of credentials
- Strategies for affordability
- Greater industry and employer involvement
- Streamlined program funding
- Focus on areas of most acute skills shortage
- Raise apprenticeship awareness
- Eliminate operational inefficiencies
- Implement industry-recognized apprenticeship programs
Michael Bellaman and Greg Sizemore, ABC vice president of HSE and workforce development, will provide an overview of the final apprenticeship report and discuss other significant apprenticeship issues impacting merit shop contactors.
Who should attend:
ABC chapter presidents, attorneys and staff
ABC MEMBERS ONLY WEBINAR
FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2018
What Happens When You're Gone?
1:00 p.m. (CT)
You have worked hard over the years to build a successful company and have worn every hat along the way. You have also hired some very talented people to manage projects and provide other technical expertise. However, while talented, these people do not always have the business acumen to manage the financial, marketing and human capital elements that are critical to running a complex construction company. The most successful managers of the future will have developed strong management, leadership and business skills in order to keep your business legacy growing.
Join Michael Mangum of FMI, a leading expert on contractor succession planning, for a 1-hour online training. Michael will provide some basics of the framework he uses to help his consulting clients prepare for the day when they are no longer running the day-to-day operations of their construction businesses.
TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2018
Sales & Use Tax For Contractors
12:00 p.m. (CT)
Speakers: Cody Edwards, Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C.
Cody Edwards, an attorney at Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen P.C., has significant experience providing tax guidance to, and defending tax audits by the Iowa Department of Revenue of, Iowa's largest construction contractors. As a former attorney with the Iowa Department of Revenue, Cody has valuable insight into Iowa's labyrinth of sales and use tax laws affecting Iowa contractors.
Cody will discuss sales and use tax laws applicable to Iowa contractors, covering the following topics (among others):
- Sales and use tax basics
- Distinction between repair and new construction and the tax implication of both
- When is equipment rental subject to sales tax
- Taxation of contracts with exempt entities
- Common sales/use tax audit issues
- Mitigating future tax risk and limiting liability for past tax "mistakes"
You're invited to join this Webinar, provided at no charge as part of your membership with ABC of Iowa.