Thursday, October 04, 2018 2:00 PM ~ 3:00 PM ET

Are you working with businesses to expand the use of apprenticeship as a work-based learning strategy?  Are you casting a wide net with your business outreach and seeking a more focused approach that can yield a higher number of successful business/apprenticeship partnerships?  If so, this webinar and its companion web chat on October 9th are for you! 


The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) recently released a set of apprenticeship business engagement tools designed to help you develop and improve your ability to work with employers to expand the use of apprenticeship.  During the webinar, participants will receive an overview of the new resources, learn specific skills, and explore how those skills can help address common business engagement challenges.  A subsequent web chat on October 9th will allow you to discuss specific challenges with peers and experts and brainstorm solutions. Information on accessing the web chat will be provided to webinar registrants separately.

The webinar will cover the following topics:

  • Key mindsets for successful business engagement;
  • How to identify businesses with pain points that apprenticeship can address;
  • How to translate “apprenticeship-speak” into familiar business language;
  • Strategies to help you get from conversation to commitment; and
  • Common challenges do business services staff encounter and how these new tools can help you overcome them.


Gina Wells, Consultant, Maher & Maher


Gerry Ghazi, President, Vermont HITEC

Sonya Grant, Chief Operating Officer, Southeast Michigan Community Alliance

Bill Kraus, Georgia State Director, Office of Apprenticeship