Thursday, June 04, 2020 3:00 PM ~ 4:00 PM ET
Are you interested in learning about strategies for increasing diversity in the apprenticeship pipeline? You will have the opportunity to hear from experts in the field as they share knowledge and resources about increasing diversity in apprenticeship as well as learn some insights shared by states who participated in the Diversity of Apprenticeship Participants Innovation Cohort.
As the economy shifts and the demand for apprenticeship evolves, states must take steps to ensure they are attracting candidates from as wide and diverse a pool as possible. The work of creating opportunities for underrepresented populations includes improving access to information about available apprenticeships, increasing access to quality pre-apprenticeship programs, partnering with trusted organizations to reach and support underrepresented populations, and engaging with business representatives in outreach and candidate recruiting.
In Spring 2020, nine states participated in the Increasing Diversity of Apprenticeship Participants Innovation Cohort to address the challenges and opportunities related to increasing diversity of apprenticeship participants. They explored the following challenge question: How might we effectively recruit and retain one or more underrepresented worker demographic groups within targeted apprenticeship growth occupations in our state?
Through this webinar, you will hear from experts in the field as they share knowledge and resources about increasing diversity in apprenticeship as well as hear insights from states who participated in the Diversity of Apprenticeship Participants Innovation Cohort.
For more information see Expanding Apprenticeship to Under-Represented Populations.
Andrea Hill, Program Lead, Office of Apprenticeship, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration
Jennifer Jirous-Rapp, Senior Analyst, Maher & Maher
Ben Williams, Chief Executive Officer, National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE)
Megan L. Scott, Project Manager, Oklahoma Office of Workforce Development