Virtual

Thursday, August 20, 2020 2:00 PM ~ 3:30 PM ET

Apprenticeships: Closing the Skills Gap grantees at the start of their grant program implementation can learn a lot from their peers.  Participants will gain an understanding of strategies used by H-1B Scaling Apprenticeship Through Sector-Based Strategies grantees to address challenges and overcome obstacles experienced in the first year of their grant.

 

Description

Participants will hear from Scaling Apprenticeship grantees who have successfully navigated the first year of their grant.  Presenters will discuss lessons learned during implementation with a focus on aspects they wish they had known when beginning the project.  Webinar participants will come away with:

  • Potential first year challenges faced by other apprenticeship grantees;
  • Creative solutions that meet the needs of businesses and provide a benefit to employers, partners, and/or participants of apprenticeship programs; and
  • Innovative ways to accelerate the expansion of apprenticeships and/or improve internal processes to advance the program. 

Moderator(s)

Zodie Makonnen, Grant Lead, Division of Strategic Investments, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration

Ayreen Cadwallader, Grant Lead, Division of Strategic Investments, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration


Presenter(s)

Lavon Nelson, Senior Director for Workforce Development, Illinois Community College Board

Geanie Umbeger, Executive Director and Clinical Professor, Purdue, Purdue University

Audrey Webb,  Project Director of ALAMAP, Alabama Community College System

Denise Zieske, Director of Workforce Development, Office of Community Colleges and the Education Pipeline, State University of New York