Apprenticeship 2.0: College Without Debt

Humboldt County Workforce Development Board

Eureka, California

May 18, 2018

 

Apprenticeships are experiencing a renaissance. No wonder. They blend classroom and work based learning, they cultivate the talent businesses need, and they offer people opportunities to build great careers. But if they are such a panacea, why do they have such a stodgy image? Why do they seem so old-school — and hard to work with? What if we thought about them differently and built a new ecosystem to support them?  Find out what this apprenticeship renaissance is all about.

What people will learn – what is new:

In the US, until recently, apprenticeships outside the trades were rare.  Apprenticeships have an image problem that is reminiscent of that of ‘vocational education’ in a college-for-everyone era.  In addition, operational challenges in expanding apprenticeship persist: from antiquated administrative processes to inadequate reimbursements for training providers and portability of certificates and credentials. As a result, many businesses are completely by-passing the public career training and workforce development system that requires their engagement in order to succeed.

Each of these major challenges will be addressed and participants will walk away with a set of strategies to help them replicate similar program and system building activities in their States and with their local Workforce Development Boards.

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For more information please contact:

Vinz Koller

Vinz Koller

Senior Strategist for Capacity Building
(831) 277-4726 | [email protected] | @kollerv