It's a busy, busy June

Good day everyone.

Hard to believe that Spring is here and we only have a little more than two months before we all meet in Philadelphia for the . We are looking forward to seeing and interacting with all the sites.

On another note, I want to remind everyone that "Learning Opportunities Week" is the week after the National Conference. It is definitely time to look at your calendar and start planning activities for the week of June 10th. We would love to hear from you about some plans you may already have in the works.

As I have stated before, LOW is a work in progress and we hope to see it grow from year to year. We will continue to educate ourselves and all of you about LOW at our National Conference with some planned agenda items to specifically address Learning Opportunities Week.

Thank you all for your passion for ICD and see you in Philly!

  • Posted by shayden / Posted on 22 March / 0 Comments
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Time to talk Tino

Let’s talk Tino.

The application period for the 2018 Tino Fulimeni Memorial Scholarship has been open for some time now. And there has been no shortage of applicants who have already found the application on our website.

But let’s step back for just a moment and take a minute to honor the winners from the 2017 Tino Fulimeni Memorial Scholarship Here they are:

District 1

  • Allison Atkins of Elyria, OH. Allison is the granddaughter of USW Local 979 member Dwayne Gwinn, USW/ArcelorMittal-Cleveland.

District 7

  • Clayton Turpin of Hobart, IN. Clayton is the son of USW Local 6103 member Dan Turpin, USW/U.S. Steel-Midwest.

District 8

  • Courtney Eanes of Cascade, VA. Courtney is the daughter of USW Local 831 member Michael Eanes, USW/Goodyear-Danville.
  • Kayleigh Hall of Keeling, VA. Kayleigh is the daughter of USW Local 831 member Ricky Todd Isom, USW/Goodyear-Danville.

District 9

  • Parker Holliman of Shelbyville, TN. Parker is the son of USW Local 1155L member John Holliman, USW/Bridgestone-Warren County.
  • Megan Lott of Alexandria, AL. Megan is the daughter of USW Local 12 member Bruce Lott, USW/Goodyear-Gadsden.
  • Hunter Lamb of Fosters, AL. Hunter is the son of USW Local 351 member John Lamb, USW/BFGoodrich-Tuscaloosa.
  • Madison Lee of La Vergne, TN is the daughter of USW Local 1055L member Erick Lee, USW/Bridgestone-La Vergne.

District 10

  • Aubrey Yezovich of Pittsburgh, PA. Aurbrey is the daughter of USW Local 1219 member Stephen Yezovich USW/U.S. Steel-Edgar Thompson.


Resources for the 2018 Tino scholarship, including downloadable application and promotional flyer, can be . The application deadline is May 25.

The 2018 scholarship winners will be drawn from random during the .

A large part of the funding for the scholarships comes from donations and fundraisers. If your local union or local program is interested in assisting us in this capacity, please contact your Program Specialist.


  • Posted by shayden / Posted on 30 January / 0 Comments
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Don't miss the 2018 ICD National Conference

By now you should have received an email with information on how to register for ICD's 2018 National Conference, which will be held in Philadelphia on June 6-7. If not you can find all that information .

The conference will be held at the Sonesta Rittenhouse Square hotel, which is a union property. This hotel is right in the middle of the city, so I don't anticipate needing a car to get around, if you were curious. And if you are driving in, please be aware that we have negotiated 15% off the usual valet rates. Valet is the only option available the Sonesta.

As we have in the past, we do plan to invite a select few vendors to attend the conference. We are also in the midst of organizing a Site Showcase for this conference, meaning that programs will have the opporunity to highlight whatever endeavor they feel has been particularly successful for them. We anticipate the Site Showcase occupying the same physical space in the hotel as the Vendor Exhibit -- just on the following day once the vendors move out. You will be hearing more about the Site Showcase in the coming days and weeks.

This year we are giving away free ICD Conference polo shirts to all who register. The only catch is you have to register by April 16 so we can place our order and ensure your size.

  • Posted by shayden / Posted on 18 January / 0 Comments
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New faces in places

Lately we’ve had Georgia on our mind. Allison, that is.

A friend to all of us, the longtime coordinator from USW/U.S. Steel-Great Lakes retired at the end of 2017. We wish her nothing but the best in retirement, but are sad to see her go.

It was always a pleasure seeing her at conferences and training events. Georgia always knew how to brighten the day of anyone she came across. She cared so much about and worked so hard on behalf of the Steelworkers and the Career Development Program. She leaves behind some awful big shoes to fill.

Along those lines, please join me in welcoming Kathy Beeman to the ICD family. Kathy was hired as Georgia’s replacement.

She’s not the only new face on the block, however. You might remember last year when I told you Darlene Govenettio stepped down as the coordinator of the USW/Sumitomo-Buffalo program. Well, the Local Joint Committee there has chosen Mary Ennis to be the new coordinator. Cecelia and I will be up in that area soon to meet Mary and provide some training.

I am sure everyone will get the chance to greet Mary and Kathy this summer at the 2018 ICD National Conference, but until then please join me in welcoming them to our ranks.


CONFERENCE UPDATE: We anticipate opening up registration and hotel reservations in one week!

  • Posted by shayden / Posted on 17 January / 3 Comments
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We've got new digs

Happy New Year to everyone.

It’s been an … interesting … last month of 2017 and first month of 2018 so far for us, to say the least.

It all started back in the summer, actually, when the owners of the Twin Towers office building – where we had been located for a quarter century – informed us that we had to find a new home because they had plans to tear down the building.

It didn’t take us that long to find a new place.

Nothing since has been easy, however. It’s been an educational process and tremendous undertaking for everyone in our new office.

I guess that’s just my way of asking you to bear with us as we sort out any kinks that may arise with this move.

Please, in the meantime, update your address books.

We can be reached at:

Institute for Career Development

1300 E. 85th Ave.

Merrillville, IN 46410

Our phone and fax numbers remain the same.

We’re not that far from where we used to be – right down the road and around the corner. You can find us here:

One last thing, a conference update. We anticipate making the announcement and opening registration in a couple weeks for the 2018 ICD National Conference in Philadelphia. As a reminder the conference will be from June 5-7. You will receive a whole lot more information by the end of this month.

  • Posted by shayden / Posted on 8 January / 1 Comments
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