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UPCOMING EVENTS

28 Sep 2022
30 Minutes of Excellence: Youth Apprenticeships
Online webinar

30 Minutes of Excellence: Youth Apprenticeships and Opportunity Youth – What’s Working and How Can WIOA Youth funds Be Used?

30 Minutes of Excellence: Youth Apprenticeships and Opportunity Youth – What’s Working and How Can WIOA Youth funds Be Used?

Understand how employers can develop registered Youth Apprenticeship  programs to meet long-term workforce needs and learn from peers on what it takes to engage youth and effectively use WIOA Youth funds to support apprenticeship activities. This webinar is aimed at educating workforce development board and One Stop Operator staff.

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19 Oct 2022
System Alignment with Apprenticeship: 3-Part Webinar Series Part 3: Increasing Service Alignment in Apprenticeship Initiatives
Online Webinar

System Alignment with Apprenticeship: 3-Part Webinar Series Part 3: Increasing Service Alignment in Apprenticeship Initiatives

System Alignment with Apprenticeship: 3-Part Webinar Series Part 3: Increasing Service Alignment in Apprenticeship Initiatives

Once alignment assessment is completed, how can this information be used to strengthen an apprenticeship initiative? In this session we look at what this assessment tells us about "where we are” and moving to "where we would like to be" in alignment. Using lessons from "Implementation Science" we consider the engagement of critical drivers, their roles and their importance to systems change that is often required in the objectives of apprenticeship expansion.

Objectives:

  • Recognize the importance of Consensus in Alignment Definition
  • Assess how to make decisions on whether or not increased alignment will benefit an apprenticeship initiative
  • Understand how to use the assessment information to improve alignment
  • Recognize tools and resources available to support leadership teams with alignment Speakers: Doug Keast, NDI, and Lou Adams, NDI

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26 Oct 2022
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Online webinar

30 Minutes of Excellence: Communicating the Benefits of RA to Job Seekers

30 Minutes of Excellence: Communicating the Benefits of RA to Job Seekers

Engaging job seekers in apprenticeship requires developing effective messaging  to overcome misperceptions and perceived barriers. This session will provide you with tools and information to effectively communicate the benefits of RA to job seekers. This webinar is aimed at educating workforce development board and One Stop Operator staff.

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PAST EVENTS

Sep 22

Online Webinar

Registered Youth Apprenticeship Role Clarity for Educators, Apprentices and Employers

Registered Youth Apprenticeship Role Clarity for Educators, Apprentices and Employers

As you begin your RYA program, it is important to have role clarity from the beginning and adjust as needed during development and expansion. Recognizing these roles and communicating the expectations with your team increases your effectiveness and communication for the many moving parts of the program. Clarifying the various responsibilities simplifies the process for all involved including the deliverables to the US DOL. In this session we will give an overview of the various roles for your internal educational team, employers, and the apprentice.

Time: 3:30 PM-4:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Presenters: Cynthia Walker, Apprenticeship SME; Wade Johnson, Missouri DOL Apprenticeship Training Rep.; & Perry Gorrell, Missouri Career Pathways Network Program Manager

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Ready, Aim, Launch
Sep 14

Online Webinar

System Alignment with Apprenticeship Part 2: Assessing Apprenticeship Alignment

System Alignment with Apprenticeship Part 2: Assessing Apprenticeship Alignment

In “Assessing Service Alignment” we discuss the value of leadership vs. “being leveraged” for the success of an apprenticeship initiative and the quality of alignment for those in a leadership role. These two areas of focus frame alignment assessment for apprenticeship initiatives, and the process for completing that assessment. How to complete this assessment and support provided by the Registered Apprenticeship Technical Assistance Center of Excellence on Strategic Partnership and System Alignment will also be shared in this session.

Objectives:

  • Understand a Leadership Role as opposed to a “Leveraged” Role
  • Recognize Different Levels of Alignment
  • Introduction to an Alignment Assessment Tool and Process designed for Apprenticeship Initiatives
  • Review Support Provided by the Strategic Partnership and System Alignment Center to Leadership Teams in Assessment

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System Alignment with Apprenticeship Part 2: Assessing Apprenticeship Alignment