The Public Works Educational Conference has returned and was held on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, at the Loyd E. Williams Pipe Trades Training Center, 780 Commercial Street, in San Jose.  Keynote speakers included Ken Lau, Dept. of Industrial Relations – Ruben Rosales, Dept. of Labor – Eric Rood, Dept. of Apprenticeship Standards and Jill Nerone, Alameda County Assistant DA, Insurance Fraud and Labor Trafficking.

There was also a special presentation of the short award-winning documentary, “This Adventure Called California” introduced and produced by Jennifer Huang. The film follows the story of Arnoldo, who comes to California from Mexico to support his family only to meet brutality and despair in the workplace until a chance encounter changes the course of his life.  Watch the trailer by clicking here.

60 plus individuals attended the successful event including Building and Public Officials, Awarding Agencies, School District Officials, Business Agents and Union Reps.