Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 8:00 AM CDT
Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 8:30 PM CDT

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Gateway Technical College: Racine Campus 
1001 S Main Street
Racine, WI 53403


Gateway Technical College: Kenosha Campus
3520 30th Avenue
Kenosha, WI 53144

Driving Directions 

Hotel Information 

NC3 has hotel blocks located throughout the Kenosha & Racine area. All hotel blocks expire June 22, 2019.

Hampton Inn & Suites Kenosha, $124/night 

Holiday Inn Express & Suites, $139/night

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Kenosha/Pleasant Prairie, $149/night 

Best Western Executive Inn, $99/night


Hannah Peltier
National Coalition of Certification Centers


2019 NC3 Annual Leadership Summit 

Wednesday, July 24 - Thursday, July 25, 2019
Gateway Technical College
Racine & Kenosha, WI


Registration is now closed for the NC3 Annual Leadership Summit. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Hannah Peltier immediately at 608-220-7408 or hannah.peltier@nc3.net. Thank you!

The 2019 Annual Leadership Summit is a premier event that brings together education leaders and industry experts from across the nation to share and plan the future of skills training.

Join us this year to celebrate NC3's 10th Anniversary at this year's Annual Leadership Summit. Plan to connect with colleagues, discuss new industry initiatives, hear from fellow NC3 Leadership Schools, and learn how you can transform the future of skills training.

Agenda Overview

Wednesday, July 24

7:30 am - 2:30 pm: New Member Orientation

Ideal for new member schools and/or new faculty of tenured member schools.
Special pre-registration is required.

Located at the Racine Campus Conference Center

  • NC3 Membership Overview 
  • Industry Partner Networking Activities
  • Benchmarking Tours of Gateway Technical College

2:30 pm - 5:30 pm: Local Industry Tour

  • Open for all attendees (new members and tenured members)
  • Transportation will be provided to and from the corporation. Buses will be pick at the Racine Campus immediately following the New Member Orientation.
  • Special pre-registration is required

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm: Welcome Reception

Located at the Racine Campus 

  • Opening Networking Reception
  • Lincoln Electric Keynote Presentation
  • Optional: Tours of the Racine Campus Buildings

Thursday, July 25

7:30 am - 8:30 pm

Located at the Madrigano Auditorium and the Kenosha Campus
  • Breakfast & Opening Remarks 
  • "Innovation & The Future of Work" - Keynote Panel
  • "Education's Innovation Responsibility" - Keynote Panel
  • Innovation Lab Tour of Local K-8 Organization, KTEC
  • "Connecting Careers in Manufacturing to the Young Generation" - Keynote Presentation
  • "Making the Future Real" - Industry & Education Workshops
  • Networking Reception 
  • Leadership Dinner
  • Awards Ceremony & Closing Remarks

Travel Information

This year, NC3 has added an extra day of programing for both new and tenured Leadership Schools. If you plan on attending the New Member Orientation or the Local Industry Tour, we suggest you arrive on Tuesday, July 23. The normal event kick-off reception for all attendees begins at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, July 24.


  • General Mitchell International Airport - About 30 miles to the Kenosha Campus (40 minute drive)
  • Chicago O'Hare International Airport - About 50 miles to the Kenosha Campus (55 minute drive)


  • All attendees are responsible for their transportation to the campuses for the event.
  • Tour transportation on Wednesday will be provided by NC3 and will pick-up and drop-off at the same location as the meeting/event. 

Hotel Information

The NC3 discounted hotel blocks below are now expired. Although our blocks have closed, we still recommend the hotels below. Otherwise, we suggest using Expedia for local hotels

Important Registration Details

  • NC3 will close registration Monday, July 15
  • NC3 Leadership/Member Schools receive two registrations at no cost. Please register each representative individually. Additional registrations are $299 each.
  • Non-Member participant registrations are $299 each.

We are looking forward to seeing you!

2019 Industry Partners