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UPCOMING EVENTS

29 Feb 2024
Part II: Gauging Registered Apprenticeship Alignment for Workforce Boards

Part II: Gauging Registered Apprenticeship Alignment for Workforce Boards

The Center of Excellence will host Part II: Gauging Registered Apprenticeship Alignment for Workforce Boards about how workforce boards can take steps to align and level up their registered apprenticeship activities on February 29th from 1-2pm ET.

The Center created a draft tool designed primarily to provide local workforce boards with a gauge of potential “levels” of workforce and apprenticeship system alignment. This session is a continuation of walking through the individual levels, with a focus on how local boards have taken next steps to further incorporate registered apprenticeship as a workforce solution for local jobseekers and employers.

Prior attendance is not necessary to attend. Please join us to be a part of this exciting review session and voice your opinion on this new tool!

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04 Mar 2024
National Youth Employment Coalition Location: Atlanta, GA
Atlanta, GA

National Youth Employment Coalition Location: Atlanta, GA

This annual forum is a national conference that brings together youth leaders, practitioners, policymakers, and stakeholders interested in advancing the lives of opportunity youth and young adults. Participants will co-create a space for sharing best practices, innovative ideas, advocacy strategies, and practical solutions to common challenges.

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10 Mar 2024
Southeastern Employment and Training Association (SETA) Spring Conference
Cherokee, NC

Southeastern Employment and Training Association (SETA) Spring Conference

SETA provides professional growth opportunities for all workforce development partners. Since 1973, SETA has provided a forum for thousands of workforce professionals in the Southeast: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. If you live in this region, we encourage you to join SETA's Spring Conference to learn best practices in workforce development, hear about recent legislation and how it impacts the profession, and network with your peers in the workforce development industry.

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PAST EVENTS

Jan 25

An Overview of Proposed Rulemaking 1205-AC13 National Apprenticeship System Enhancements

On December 14, 2023, the Department of Labor transmitted to the Office of the Federal Register a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) titled, “National Apprenticeship System Enhancements” (Regulatory Identifier Number 1205-AC13), which would update the regulations at 29 CFR part 29 addressing labor standards of apprenticeship and the governance of the National Apprenticeship System. The NPRM also proposes to make technical and conforming adjustments to the current text of 29 CFR part 30 (governing equal employment opportunity in apprenticeships) as appropriate. The Department of Labor issued this proposed rule to revise the regulation governing registered apprenticeship and the National Apprenticeship System in order to bolster the capacity of the National Apprenticeship System and to respond to evolving employer needs while ensuring that registered apprenticeships provide workers with equitable pathways to good jobs.

For more information please visit - https://www.apprenticeship.gov/national-apprenticeship-system-enhancements.

The Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship will be hosting a webinar on Thursday, January 25, 2:00PM EST, as they present an overview of the NPRM itself, the NPRM process, and the process for submitting comments on the NPRM.

Please register through Workforce GPS at https://www.workforcegps.org/events/2024/01/15/20/07/An-Overview-of-Proposed-Rulemaking-1205-AC13-National-Apprenticeship-System-Enhancements

Disclaimer: This Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs and has been submitted to the Office of the Federal Register (OFR) for publication. It is currently pending placement on public inspection at the OFR and publication in the Federal Register. This version of the NPRM may vary slightly from the published document if minor technical or formatting changes are made during the OFR review process. Only the version published in the Federal Register is the official version, and the public comment period will begin when the NPRM publishes in the Federal Register.

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An Overview of Proposed Rulemaking 1205-AC13 National Apprenticeship System Enhancements
Jan 25

Gauging Registered Apprenticeship Alignment for Workforce Boards

The Center of Excellence will present on how workforce boards can take steps to align and level up their registered apprenticeship activities.

The Center created a draft tool designed primarily to provide local workforce boards with a gauge of potential “levels” of workforce and apprenticeship system alignment. This special session will walk through the individual levels, with a focus on how local boards have taken next steps to further incorporate registered apprenticeship as a workforce solution for local jobseekers and employers.

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Gauging Registered Apprenticeship Alignment for Workforce Boards
Dec 07

Office Hours: Leveling Up Your Workforce Board's Alignment with Registered Apprenticeship

The U.S. Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship Technical Assistance Center of Excellence on Strategic Partnerships and System Alignment created a draft tool designed primarily to provide local workforce boards with a gauge of potential “levels” of workforce and apprenticeship system alignment. This special Office Hours session will walk through the individual levels, including indicators and next steps to further incorporate Registered Apprenticeship as a workforce solution for local jobseekers and employers. Join us to be part of the exciting review session and voice your opinion on this new tool! 

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Office Hours: Leveling Up Your Workforce Board's Alignment with Registered Apprenticeship
Nov 16

Demonstrated State Apprenticeship Leadership in 2020 Unified-Combined Plans, Part Three: Meet State Objectives: Moving the Needle on Apprenticeship Efforts

This webinar provides technical assistance for leaders in state apprenticeship efforts to hear promising practices on expanding apprenticeship found in the Center’s recent review of 2020 state plans. Part Three focuses on two key indicators: the inclusion of apprenticeship-specific strategies to meet state objectives and the establishment of apprenticeship-specific metrics to meet workforce needs.

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Demonstrated State Apprenticeship Leadership in 2020 Unified-Combined Plans, Part Three: Meet State Objectives: Moving the Needle on Apprenticeship Efforts