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CANCELLED: Fall 2013 WETP Awardee Meeting and Workshop

October 8-10, 2013
Research Triangle Park, NC

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Message from Gwen Collan, Director, Division of Extramural Research and Training:

Due to the lack of appropriations and shutdown of the Federal government, the annual Fall grantee meetings for the Worker Education and Training Program has to be cancelled. When the government reopens, I will meet with staff to discuss options for rescheduling this important meeting.

Hotel Reservations
You are responsible for cancelling your hotel reservation. Please note that you must cancel by 4:00pm Eastern Time 72 HOURS PRIOR TO YOUR ARRIVAL DATE in order to avoid any penalties at the Sheraton Chapel Hill.

  • If your check-in date is Monday, October 7, 2013, you must cancel by 4:00pm Friday, October 4, 2013
  • If your check-in date is Tuesday, October 8, 2013, you must cancel by 4:00pm Saturday, October 5, 2013
  • If your check-in date is Wednesday, October 9, 2013, you must cancel by 4:00pm Sunday, October 6, 2013

You may cancel your reservation by calling: 919-969-2174 or 800-325-3535.


Awardee Meeting

  • Tuesday, October 8, 2013, starting at approximately 1:00 p.m.

Meeting the Challenge Workshop

  • Wednesday, October 9, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (approximately).
  • Thursday, October 10, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to noon (approximately).


Purpose and Scope of the Workshop

The Worker Education and Training Program's (WETP) Fall Awardee Meeting will be held on October 8, 2013, beginning at 1:00 pm. The workshop, Meeting the Challenge: Worker Safety and Health Training for the Future, will be held October 9-10, 2013, ending approximately at noon on October 10th. Both meetings will take place on the EPA Campus in Research Triangle Park (RTP), NC.

This workshop seeks to examine the base from which the training operates - the WETP program itself. Planned discussions include lessons learned and future directions; examining themes, both positive and problematic, that cut across program areas; exploring important innovations such as accreditation, the emergence of mobile learning, and the maturing of blended-learning approaches. Both broad concepts such as partnerships and nuts and bolts issues that, for example could include the role of peer trainers.


Meeting Location

EPA Campus
109 T.W. Alexander Drive
Research Triangle Park, NC 27718

If you are planning to bring your own laptop to the meeting, you must fill out a Laptop Authorization form. Please visit the Security, Transportation, and Area Information page for more information on this form and the EPA Security process.



Registration is now closed.

A group dinner has been arranged at the Top of the Hill Restaurant on Wednesday, October 9th at 6:30 p.m. If you would like to participate in this group dinner, there will be a sign-up sheet at the registration desk on Tuesday, October 8th.





The hotel for this conference is the Sheraton Chapel Hill. Please visit the Accommodations page for more information.


Security, Transportation, and Area Information

Please visit the Security, Transportation, and Area Information page for information on EPA Security, bus shuttle schedule, airport, ground transportation, and the RTP, NC area.


Accommodations for Disabilities

Individuals with disabilities who need accommodation to participate in these events should contact Kerri Moran? at voice telephone: 919-794-4710 or email: TTY users should contact the Federal TTY Relay Service at 800-877-8339. Requests should be made at least 5 days in advance of the event.



For more logistic information on this workshop, contact Kerri Moran at 919-794-4710 or Questions regarding the content of the meeting can be sent to Deborah Weinstock, at

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