Day 1

April 14, 2023

7:45-8:45 am

Breakfast and registration.
(Registration open all day)

9:00-10:00 am

Apprenticeship: a path to a skilled workforce.

Keynote: John Kuznar, SPHR,SHRM-SCP,CHRA,CWE, Apprenticeship & Training Representative, United States Department of Labor

10:15 am-12:15 pm

6-5-7: The 6 Stages of Any Crisis, Challenge, or Change, the 5 Steps to P.I.V.O.T. for Success, and 7 Leadership Reminders To Lead Through It

In order to successfully lead people through and out of a crisis, first, we have to understand the 6 stages of the crisis. Based on Commander Mary Kelly’s Navy experiences during the first and second Gulf Wars and 9-11, Mary articulates the reactions of people in various stages of crisis, challenge, or change. Learn more >

Speaker: Mary Kelly Ph.D., CSP, CDR, US Navy Retired, Productive Leaders

9:00-10:00 am

Technician Certification Level 1 Exam Review

10:00-11:30 am

Technician Certification Level 1 Exam

Level I Technicians can work safely in a shop environment and around de-energized electrical power equipment. They recognize and have a basic understanding of PEARL reconditioning standards. They are able to identify various types of electrical apparatus, shop equipment, warehouse equipment, test and measurement equipment, and cleaning equipment used in the electrical equipment reconditioning process under the supervision of a higher-level technician.

Proctor: Andy Conklin, Southland Electrical

12:30-1:45 pm

Exhibitor lunch

1:45-2:30 pm

How to Market your PEARL Company to Clients

You will leave this session with solid tactics to engage end users and resellers on the value of using a PEARL company. Attendees will receive a boilerplate PEARL specification to assist with standardizing local markets on the PEARL ANSI Standard and PEARL Certified Technicians

Speaker: Winston Krauss

2:45-3:30 pm

How to Recruit, Develop and Retain Employees - A Workforce Development Story

Workforce development is challenging businesses in every industry. Discover strategies utilizing available resources by partnering with educators and government to create a pipeline of candidates. Find out how a robust training plan and defined career path can help retain employees.

Speaker: Don West

3:45-4:45 pm

How to Effectively Implement PEARL Standards in your Business

This session provides recommendations for applying the PEARL – ANSI Electrical Equipment Reconditioning Standard, assistance interpreting NEC reconditioning restrictions and when and how to use the Inspect & Test Seal.

Speaker: Paul Grein

1:00-2:00 pm

Technician Certification Level 2 Exam Review

2:00-3:30 pm

Technician Certification Level 2 Exam

Level II Technicians can work independently. They can inspect, test, and perform reconditioning procedures, following PEARL and other industry standards, on a wide range of electrical power equipment. They can accurately interpret equipment drawings, specifications, and electrical schematics, at the component level, as it relates to the PEARL reconditioning standards.

Proctor: Terry Wanamaker, Quality Switchgear

5:00-6:30 pm

Exhibitor showcase and reception