Abt's Dec. 6 webinar will discuss our evaluation of the American Apprenticeship Initiative and show how apprenticeships benefit workers and employers.
ROCKVILLE, Md. (PRWEB) December 01, 2022
Interest is growing in apprenticeships as a promising but underused workforce development strategy. An Abt Associates evaluation of the U.S. Department of Labor’s American Apprenticeship Initiative (AAI) showed that apprenticeships can benefit both workers and employers. On Dec. 6 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. ET, Abt will hold a webinar at which experts will explain how much apprenticeships helped both employers and job seekers.
Apprenticeships can provide employers with the skilled workers they need and offer job seekers the chance to work and earn money while they learn and build skills for well-paying jobs. In the past, the registered apprenticeship model in the U.S. has largely been limited to jobs in construction and manufacturing, and usually to white males. In 2015, the AAI provided five-year grants for the expansion of apprenticeship programs to non-traditional sectors such as healthcare and IT and to more diverse populations, including women and workers of color.
Abt Associates: Karen Gardiner, Principal Associate; Elizabeth Copson, Senior Associate; Doug Walton, Associate; David Kaz, Principal Associate, (Moderator)
Urban Institute: Daniel Kuehn, Principal Research Associate
MassHire/Hampden County Workforce Board: Melissa Scibelli, Director of Workforce Development Programs
Baystate Health: Diane Toia, Senior Workforce Planning Partner
Shenandoah Valley Workforce Development Board: Debby Hopkins, Chief Workforce Officer (currently Director of Workforce Initiatives, Appteon, Inc.)
The Hershey Company: Christi Branch, Training Coordinator
If you would like to attend the webinar, register here:
To read the evaluations, go here: https://www.abtassociates.com/projects/do-apprenticeships-help-workers-and-employers
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