10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Great Resignation is redefining and reshaping workforce development. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, since November 2021, the quit rate reached 3% — the highest the Bureau of Labor Statistics has ever recorded. As more workers are changing jobs, evaluating professional goals, and prioritizing the balance between career advancement and life, now more than ever training programs have become a key strategy of upskilling the current workforce, while also attracting workers looking to pivot careers. Join the Apprenticeship Support Network team for a thoughtful and engaging discussion on the role apprenticeship programs serving incumbent workers can play in meeting the needs of employers and workers during the Great Resignation. During our time together, we will describe how apprenticeship is a strategy to upskill current incumbent workers, while also providing new opportunities for potential apprentices entering the workforce.
Learn how several apprenticeship programs are working to upskill current workers, address staffing shortages, and create career pathways. Hear about their promising practices, lessons learned, and how they overcame challenges. There will also be opportunities to ask questions about building an apprenticeship program serving incumbent workers. This virtual event is open to all community colleges, intermediaries, adult education practitioners, stakeholders, employer partners, and workforce boards throughout California.
Panelist: Frank Gerdeman
Director, Lake Tahoe Community College,
Lake Tahoe, CA
Panelist: Josef Preciado
Director, California Apprenticeship Initiative ARC Workforce Development,