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May 03

Learn about the first Youth Apprenticeship Week (YAW), which takes place May 5-11, 2024, from Randy Copeland and Jeff Smith at the Office of Apprenticeship.

Learn about the first Youth Apprenticeship Week (YAW), which takes place May 5-11, 2024, from Randy Copeland and Jeff Smith at the Office of Apprenticeship.

Building off the success of National Apprenticeship Week, Youth Apprenticeship Week is a nationwide celebration that highlights the benefits and value of Registered Apprenticeship program opportunities for youth, ages 16–24.

Employers, educators, labor unions, workforce professionals, and their partners across the country are launching Registered Apprenticeship programs that allow youth to earn competitive wages while obtaining the relevant training and experience to start their careers, often including the opportunity to earn college credit.

YAW is an opportunity for these stakeholders and others to increase awareness of these life-changing Registered Apprenticeship opportunities for youth and how they create a sustainable pipeline of skilled and diverse talent for critical industries. You will hear from Youth Apprentices Trailblazers on their Apprenticeship experience and learn how you can support YAW as well.

Link to register

Learn about the first Youth Apprenticeship Week (YAW), which takes place May 5-11, 2024, from Randy Copeland and Jeff Smith at the Office of Apprenticeship.
Apr 23

Understanding Registered Apprenticeship as a Business Services Opportunity

This training session is designed for Business Service Representatives (BSRs), Veterans’ Representatives, and other workforce professionals that engage directly with employers.

BSRs serve as industry’s critical point of contact with the public workforce system making them ideally positioned to present registered apprenticeship (RA) as a proven, critical component of an employers’ overall workforce development strategy and to promote the value of RA to employers.

Registered Apprenticeship is an ideal solution for many employers that are partners with workforce boards and American Job Centers. This online training opportunity will explore innovative ways that apprenticeship ties in with Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) business services. It will also equip you to connect with and leverage the support of the apprenticeship system on behalf of employers.

By connecting intentionally and regularly with Apprenticeship Training Representatives (ATRs), WIOA business services can better engage employers, place candidates in well-paying RA employment, and increase positive WIOA performance metrics.

This first session in the ATR & BSR Training Series will feature how RA is structured and works in concert with the workforce system, recent initiatives, funding opportunities, partners, and how to speak to employers about RA.

Link to Webinar

Understanding Registered Apprenticeship as a Business Services Opportunity
Mar 17

Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE) Annual Conference

Center partner, COABE, invites you to enjoy the world’s largest adult education conference where you will access new best practices and receive targeted training from national level speakers. Fifteen strands, comprised of almost 500 break-out sessions will be offered over three and a half days, providing valuable, state-of-the-art training to utilize in your adult education program. Join 2,500 conferees and enjoy numerous networking opportunities with your adult education peers from around the country.

Link to Center presentation

Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE) Annual Conference
Mar 10

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.

Link to Register

Southeastern Employment and Training Association (SETA) Spring Conference