Network with Peers

Learn Best Practices

Share Experiences

Participation in NAISTD is a great opportunity for individuals in their respective states to network with their peers, learn best practices and share their experiences.

"For greater than 27 years, I've worked within Economic and Workforce Development for the State of North Carolina. NAISTD has given me the opportunity for networking among all State Directors, identifying best practices and bench marking our Customized Training Program annually. Economic Development is more than a state initiative and recognizing the value as a region and a nation is a definite benefit to everyone."

− Maureen T. Little, NAISTD Past President, North Carolina

"My association with NAISTD has increased my ability to network with other states. Attending the annual conference is a wonderful opportunity to learn other approaches to successful workforce organizing, collaborating and implementing. It is valuable to share experiences and presentations with a group devoted to industry specific training. Our dedication makes a difference in our community colleges, businesses, and economic vitality of our individual states!” "

− Yvonne Gilstrap, NAISTD President-Elect, Colorado

"As an associate member for the past 4 years, I have been able to build a network of workforce development colleagues from across the United States. We share in best practices, and with ever changing technology it is nice to be able to discuss customized training. We may compete for business, but when it is all said and done at the end of the day, each of us has done our best to change people's lives in a positive manner by raising their standard of living. It has been well worth the time and effort spent with others to learn and share these ideas."

− Gary Weaver, Associate Member, Alabama