WIOA Summit 2024

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)Summit reflects the commitment to collaboration and the unified mission fostered by WIOA law. The WIOA Summit is intentionally designed to assist our local core partner staff and board members, by providing practical guidance on service and system integration. The WIOA Professional Development Committee representing the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Illinois Department of Employment Securities, Illinois Community College Board, and the Illinois Department of Human Services.

Event Details:

Conference Format: Hybrid

Date: April 24-25, 2024

Location: Gateway Convention | Center 1 Gateway Dr | Collinsville IL 42234

*Registration for in-person attendance has hit maximum capacity for the venue. Virtual registration is still available and will close on April 17 by 5:00 PM CST.



A room block is reserved at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel – Book Room BlockOR Call (618) 345-2800 and Use code “917” for Room Block

A room block is reserved at the Comfort Inn by Choice Hotels- Book Room Block OR Call (618) 477-8946 and use code “2024 WIOA Summit” (This room block is now closed)

Recommended Hotel Accommodations: 

There are several hotels in Collinsville that are close to the Gateway Conference Center. We do not have a room block at these hotels. We recommend attendees call and ask for the Governmental or Best Rate Available.

keynote speaker Dave Costenaro

Dave Costenaro is Chief Data Officer at CSG, an end-to-end software and business consulting firm, where he helps enterprises navigate the constantly evolving world of technology, data, and AI. He synthesizes unique solutions and insights by drawing on 20 years of industry experience and broad perspectives from degrees in engineering, neuroscience, and business. He formerly held roles as: Chief Data Scientist at AI startup Capacity; strategic planner at Fortune 500 Ameren Corporation; and systems engineer at aerospace giant Boeing.

The WIOA Professional Development Committee is excited to offer Madison County Business Tours Ahead of the 2024 WIOA Summit!

  • Business tours of Gateway Bronco, World Wide Technology, and West Star Aviation will take place on Tuesday, April 23, 2024, at 2:00 PM. Attendance is limited.
  • A Business tour of Old Herald Brewery and Distillery will take place on Tuesday, April 23, 2024, at 5:30 PM – dinner and drinks will follow at the participant’s expense.
  • South Western Illinois College (SWIC) New Advanced Manufacturing Academy Belleville Campus will occur on Thursday, April 25, 2024, at 3:00 PM.

Only already registered attendees will receive a registration link for the business tours. 

West Star Aviation Logo

West Star Aviation specializes in airframe repair and maintenance, engine repair and maintenance, major modifications, avionics installation and repair, interior refurbishment, paint, parts, surplus avionics sales, window repair and accessory services. The company also provides complete FBO services for transient aircraft at its East Alton and Grand Junction facilities.

World Wide Technology

WWT is a financially strong, privately held global technology service provider with over 30 years of experience helping the world’s largest and most innovative organizations think differently about technology and how it can drive their business forward.

Gateway Bronco

Gateway Bronco is a handcrafted assembly line, specializing in restoration and custom build Broncos, producing over 50 custom builds a year, with a goal of over 70 per year. All production is completed in-house, providing multiple opportunities for training and employment throughout the manufacturing process. The company culture strives to empower and invest in all employees as well as foster a collaborative, team focused environment, adding to the employee’s quality of life and overall satisfaction.

Old Herald Brewery Logo

We are a family-friendly, full-service restaurant experience featuring a wide variety of craft beers and spirits produced on-site. Herald Square includes a beautiful outdoor event venue and “Cold Herald” slushie stand and beer garden hosting concerts, community events, markets and festivals through spring, summer and fall. Old Herald is also a great destination for group outings and unique private events.

The WIOA Summit is using the Whova App for our event. Learn more about how to use the app and download it on your mobile device, IPAD, or computer prior to the conference.

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Essential Team Members:

  • IWIB/LWIB Business Members
  • Local Workforce Innovation Board Chairs and other LWIB Staff
  • WIOA One-Stop Operator
  • Workforce Development (Title 1) Program Administrators/other Department Designated Staff
  • Illinois Community College Board Adult Education Administrators (Title II) and other Department Designated Staff
  • Department of Employment Security Managers (Title III) Department Designated Staff
  • Department of Human Services Vocational Rehabilitation Managers (Title IV) Designated Staff
  • Department of Human Services TANF/SNAP E&T Managers Designated Staff
  • Regional and/or local economic development organizations leaders, including Department of Commerce TeamRED members

Encouraged Attendees:

  • Business and Industry Professional Organizations, including local/regional Chambers of Commerce
  • Middle School and High School Administrators/Instructors
  • Community-based organizations
  • Community action agencies
  • Foundations and Other Interested Partners
  • WIOA required One-Stop Partner Administrators
  • Community College leadership, such as:
  • Presidents, Trustees, Instructors, Corporate Training, and Continuing & Community Education Administrators