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  • Forging Futures: Exploring Youth Apprenticeship Opportunities

    May 6, 2024 - May 6, 2024
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Join Grow Apprenticeship California for an enlightening presentation from Dev/Mission on youth apprenticeships, followed by an engaging fireside chat featuring former Dev/Mission pre-apprentices, in celebration of Youth Apprenticeship Week 2024! Discover the transformative power of youth apprenticeships and gain valuable insights into their benefits, challenges, and opportunities. Following the presentation, immerse yourself in a captivating fireside chat to hear firsthand accounts from individuals who have embarked on the apprenticeship journey, gain unique perspectives, and engage in meaningful dialogue about the impact of youth apprenticeships on personal and professional growth.

    Date: May 6, 2024 Time: 1:00 – 2:00 PM Location: Zoom Register here

    Youth Apprenticeships provides a critical talent pipeline that can help to address some of our nation’s pressing workforce challenges.

    If you would like more details about Youth Apprenticeship Week, visit the YAW Website for information, including state apprenticeship contacts, and the YAW events locator map. We look forward to hearing from you and hope you can attend.

    In Community,
    Grow Apprenticeship California Support Team
    apprenticeshipsupportnetwork@foundationccc.org

    Learn more: Youth Apprenticeship Week | Apprenticeship.gov https://www.apprenticeship.gov/youth-apprenticeship-week

  • National Apprenticeship Week: Breaking Barriers to Employment through Apprenticeship

    November 14, 2023 - November 14, 2023
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Please join Grow Apprenticeship California in celebrating National Apprenticeship Week 2023. Hear from a panel of community-based organizations that are using apprenticeship as a strategy to address the needs of their communities, meet workforce challenges, and help underrepresented groups achieve self-sufficiency and economic prosperity. Our panelists include esteemed colleagues from the field that represent organizations participating in the Breaking Barriers to Employment grant through the California Workforce Development Board and Foundation for California Community Colleges. The intersection of the Breaking Barriers and apprenticeship work highlights the unique role that community-based organizations can play in increasing access to apprenticeship throughout the state.

    Date & Time: November 14, 2023 10:00 AM  to 11:00 AM 

    Register Here! 

  • GAC Learning Lab at WORKCON!

    May 30, 2023 - May 31, 2023

    Join the Foundation for California Community Colleges’ Grow Apprenticeship California team for our “Building a Robust System through Intermediary Support” Learning Lab, a pre-conference session during the California Workforce Association (CWA) WORKCON 2023 conference. This in-person event will take place on Wednesday, May 31 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at The Westin, 910 Broadway Cir, San Diego, CA 92101

    Creating a workforce system that supports apprenticeship is critical, but we don’t have to build it from scratch. Intermediaries are a valuable asset that should be leveraged to increase access to apprenticeship. Join this interactive session to learn more about the role of intermediaries and how to partner with them, make connections with others in the apprenticeship and intermediary space, and receive relevant resources to support your work.

    Happy Hour: 

    Join us for Happy Hour on Tuesday, May 30 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for networking and appetizers! This hosted event will be at the Bronze Bird Private Dining Room at The Westin Hotel. Please register here by Friday, May 26. This Happy Hour is limited, so register today! 

    PreCon Session: 

    Grow Apprenticeship California Community of Practice will hear from presenters Josh Modlin, Director of Earn and Learn, Foundation for California Community Colleges, Charles Henkels, Executive Director, Launch Apprenticeship Network, Tiffany Gipson, Director of Equity and Quality, California AfterSchool Network, and the Foundation for California Community Colleges Grow Apprenticeship California team as they present on intermediary support. This session aims to build knowledge of tools for creating intermediaries and how they can support apprenticeship work.

    Space is limited so make sure to register here! Please note, attendees MUST be registered for WORKCON 2023 to view and register their attendance to the Learning Lab through this link.

    Register

    Please note that the Learning Lab is free for registered WORKCON attendees and Happy Hour is free. If you would like to attend the CWA conference and book lodging accommodations, you will need to register for the conference separately on their website. CWA is providing a discount for lodging for those who book ahead of time. For more information, please visit the link here.  

    Should you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to our team at apprenticeshipsupportnetwork@foundationccc.org 

  • Roadmap to Building Registered Apprenticeship Programs

    February 28, 2023 - February 28, 2023
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Apprenticeship is Transformative, But Hard to Budget For. Here’s How to Do So.

    Ready to build, grow, or sustain your apprenticeship program but not sure how to fund it? Join us for ‘Roadmap to Building Registered Apprenticeship Programs,’ an interactive session with:

    Adele Burnes, Deputy Chief, Division of Apprenticeship Standards
    Vinz Koller, Senior Strategist, Social Policy Research 

    Tuesday, February 28, 2023
    10 a.m. – 11 a.m. 

    Our guest speakers will share information about the California apprenticeship investment strategy – $480 million over the next three years – and provide resources on budgets to help you understand the true costs of starting and maintaining an apprenticeship program. 

    Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from content experts and learn more about the workforce funding landscape and funds available to support your apprenticeship program.

    This virtual event is open to all community colleges, intermediaries, adult education practitioners, employer partners, and workforce boards throughout California. Join Grow Apprenticeship California, our esteemed presenters, and your colleagues to learn more about investing in and budgeting for your apprenticeship program.

     

    Register here

     

  • NAW Learning Lab: Understanding the Financials of Apprenticeship

    November 14, 2022 - November 14, 2022
    8:30 am - 2:00 pm

    Join the Grow Apprenticeship California team from the Foundation for California Community Colleges during National Apprenticeship Week for a learning lab focused on understanding the financials of apprenticeship. This in-person event will take place on Monday, November 14, from 8:30am – 2:00pm at the Kimpton Sawyer Hotel, 500 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814.

    We will be joined by our partners from the California Community College Chancellor’s Office and the Division of Apprenticeship Standards amongst others. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from our knowledgeable speakers regarding current and future funding opportunities, understanding the costs of an apprenticeship program, understanding RSI, and how SNAP E&T funds can benefit apprentices.

    This learning lab is FREE and open to all community colleges, intermediaries, apprenticeship practitioners, stakeholders, employer partners, non-profit organizations, and workforce boards throughout California. This is a great opportunity for individuals wanting to learn more about financially operating and resources available when it comes to developing and sustaining an apprenticeship program. There are very limited seats available so please register as soon as possible by no later than October 31, 2022.

    Title: Understanding the Financials of Apprenticeship

    Date:  November 14, 2022

    Time:  8:30am – 2:00pm

    Location: Kimpton Sawyer Hotel, 500 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814

    Register Here

  • Bridging the Gap between Education and Work through Partnerships

    October 4, 2022 - October 4, 2022
    2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    We invite you to join the Grow Apprenticeship California team from the Foundation for California Community Colleges for a pre-conference workshop, Bridging the Gap between Education and Work through Partnerships. The event will take place on Tuesday, October 4, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at OMNI Rancho Las Palmas, 41000 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage, California 92270. This Pre-Conference workshop is FREE and open to all California Community College Association for Occupational Education (CCCAOE) conference attendees and non-conference attendees. We will also be hosting a happy hour event after the workshop.

    Join us to explore the role partnerships play in developing innovative and collaborative approaches to bridging education and work while keeping learners at the core of the conversation. Through partnerships, we can strengthen that bridge and engage in a concerted effort to ensure our learners are prepared to succeed in their career pathways. This workshop is designed to expand content knowledge and skills in a supportive and peer-to-peer learning environment, while also providing opportunities to develop effective practices and new connections. Topics will include:

    Identifying what a successful and supported learner looks like
    Engaging in partnerships that benefit the learner
    Formalizing and sustaining partnerships

    Please note: This event will have limited space, and we recommend you register no later than September 9, 2022.

    Happy Hour Event to follow!

    Event Title: Bridging the Gap between Education and Work through Partnerships
    Date: October 4, 2022
    Time: 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
    Location: OMNI Rancho Las Palmas, 41000 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage, California 92270

    Register here 

  • Pre-Apprenticeship Fireside Chat

    September 20, 2022 - September 20, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Join us for a fireside chat between the Grow Apprenticeship California team (Foundation for California Community Colleges) and several pre-apprenticeship programs as we discuss the importance of connecting learners and workers to apprenticeship opportunities through pre-apprenticeship programming. These programs effectively provide work-based learning opportunities to help people explore potential career pathways and prepare for an entry-level apprenticeship placement. Hear from our excellent guests as they discuss their programs, promising practices, how they overcame challenges, and lessons learned along the way.

    This virtual event is open to all community colleges, intermediaries, adult education practitioners, stakeholders, employer partners, and workforce boards throughout California. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to hear from our partners about the value of pre-apprenticeship and how participation in these programs is impacting our current and future workforce.

    Presenters: 
    Sean McCobb, Community College Program Manager, WEDD
    Suzanne Murphy, Martinez Adult Education, Health
    Jen Fraser, Program Specialist, CTE, Columbia College

    Date: September 20, 2022

    Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

    Register here

  • Center of Excellence for Strategic Partnership’s Regional Sessions

    August 2, 2022 - August 9, 2022
    8:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Grow Apprenticeship California, invites employer, workforce, and K12 and higher education partners to attend one of the free, regional USDOL Registered Apprenticeship Technical Assistance Center of Excellence workshops. We’ll collaborate on modernizing and accelerating apprenticeship in the state. Learn more and sign up for the August 2, 4 or 9 sessions here

     

    Sacramento Location

    August 2, 2022 | 8:00am – 12:00pm
    Charles A. Jones Career and Education Center
    5451 Lemon Hill Ave, Sacramento, CA 95824

    Clovis Location

    August 4, 2022 | 8:00am – 12:00pm
    Clovis Veterans Memorial District
    808 4th St, Clovis, CA 93612

    Long Beach Location

    August 9, 2022 | 8:00am – 12:00pm
    Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center
    Seaside Ballroom
    300 E. Ocean Blvd.
    Long Beach, CA 90802

  • Intermediaries Supporting Apprenticeship Expansion in California

    July 26, 2022 - July 26, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

    Join the Grow Apprenticeship California (Foundation for California Community Colleges) team as we discuss apprenticeship intermediaries and discover how several intermediaries support apprenticeship programs as they develop and scale programs in traditional and emerging sectors. During this webinar, attendees will learn what is an intermediary, examples of intermediary models, promising practices, how these respective programs overcame challenges, and the lessons learned along the way. We have even created a resource we will introduce during our time together.

     

    Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions about becoming an intermediary and key considerations when engaging with intermediary partners. We invite all California community colleges, intermediaries, adult education practitioners, stakeholders, employer partners, and workforce boards to join us in this virtual event. 

     

    Presenters: 

    Adele Burnes, Division of Apprenticeship Standards

    Charles Henkels, LAUNCH

    Patrice Madu, SEIU Education Fund

    Randi Wolfe, ECEPTS 

     

    Date: July 26, 2022

    Time: 10:00-11:30am

    Register here

  • CCCAOE Pre-Conference Learning Lab: Understanding the Fundamentals of Apprenticeship and the Role of Equity

    April 5, 2022 - April 5, 2022
    2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    You’re invited to join us at a Pre-Conference Learning Lab at the California Community College Association for Occupational Education (CCCAOE) Spring Conference. This in-person, interactive Learning Lab, Understanding the Fundamentals of Apprenticeship and the Role of Equity, will take place on April 5, 2022, from  2 p.m. – 5 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency, 1209 L St, Sacramento, CA 95814. 

    This opportunity is open to all California Community College Association for Occupational Education (CCCAOE) conference attendees as well non-conference attendees and is FREE to attend. This session will be facilitated by the Grow Apprenticeship California team of the Foundation for California Community Colleges. Join our team, as we’ll share the fundamentals of apprenticeship while providing guidance and resources on how to think about apprenticeship with an equity lens.

    WHEN

    Tuesday, April 5, 2022, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

    WHERE

    Hyatt Regency, 1209 L St, Sacramento, CA 9581

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND

    This opportunity is open to all California Community College Association for Occupational Education (CCCAOE) conference attendees as well non-conference attendees.

    REGISTRATION FEES

    This is a free event. Register Here

    For more conference-related information, please click here. Space is limited for this learning lab, so registration is required. The deadline to register is March 12, 2022. 

    Additionally, the Foundation Workforce Development Department will be hosting a Happy Hour right after this learning experience!

    For your consideration, the following COVID Precautions will be in place: 

    Spring 2022 In-Person Conference Safety Information

    Spring 2022 Travel Toolkit during COVID-19

    Spring 2022 Covid19 Policy and Waiver

  • Webinar: Upskilling and Backfilling: The Role of Incumbent Worker Training to Address the Needs of the Great Resignation

    February 15, 2022
    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.

    Register here

    • Panelist: Frank Gerdeman

      Director, Lake Tahoe Community College,

      https://ltcc.edu/

      Oakland, CA

    • Panelist: Josef Preciado

      Director, California Apprenticeship Initiative ARC Workforce Development,

      https://arc.losrios.edu/

      Oakland, CA

  • National Apprenticeship Week

    November 15, 2021 - November 21, 2021

    The 7th annual National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) will take place November 15 – 21, 2021. NAW is a nationwide celebration where industry, labor, equity, workforce, education, and government leaders host events to showcase the successes and value of Registered Apprenticeship for re-building our economy, advancing racial and gender equity, and supporting underserved communities. NAW is an opportunity to highlight how Registered Apprenticeship, a proven and industry-driven training model, provides a critical talent pipeline that can help to address some of our nation’s pressing workforce challenges such as responding to critical supply chain demands and supporting a clean energy workforce, modernizing our cybersecurity response, addressing public health issues, and rebuilding our country’s infrastructure.

    To learn more about NAW 2021 and how you can get involved, please visit https://www.apprenticeship.gov/national-apprenticeship-week

  • Webinar: Silos to Systems: From the Future of Apprenticeship to the Future of Work

    October 19, 2021

    The Apprenticeship Support Network team invites you to join our upcoming October webinar, Silos to Systems: From the Future of Apprenticeship to the Future of Work, on October 19. California is investing in apprenticeships. Governor Newsom has committed to 500K apprentices by 2029. The Governor’s signed 2021/22 California budget appropriated $30M for the California Apprenticeship Initiative, doubling from the previous year. The federal government has also committed to growing and scaling apprenticeship across three administrations — the Biden Administration’s Jobs Plan calls for a $10B investment over a decade. As a result, California, already home to one in three apprentices in the nation, increased participation by 50% in the past five years in California. The time has come to shift from growing programs to scaling systems. The James Irvine Foundation and the Foundation for California Colleges’ Grow Apprenticeship California program, together with agency partners and Social Policy Research Associates, are collaborating to make this happen — and are looking for partners! Come find out how you can ensure equity in COVID recovery and change the future for the next generation of California talent. We’ll cover:

    • Identifying the right opportunities
    • Investing in the proper infrastructure
    • Creating a community of champions … and more.

     

    We are aspirational, practical, and fun.

    We’ve even got a playbook.

    • Chris Cagle

      Regional Affairs Manager,

      South Bay Workforce Investment Board

      Oakland, CA

    • Marisa Alcorta

      Apprenticeship Program Manager,

      Center for Land-Based Learning

      Oakland, CA

    • Pam Knapp, Director II

      College and Career Readiness,

      San Joaquin County Office of Education

      Oakland, CA

    • Foundation for California Community Colleges Social Policy Research Associates

      Oakland, CA

  • Apprenticeship Spring Learning Lab 2021 – Session 3: The Future Funding System

    April 16, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

    In 2018 Governor Newsom set an ambitious goal for California of reaching 500,000 apprenticeships by 2029. With over 93,000 apprentices working in the state currently, there have been an increasing number of calls for dedicated funding to help establish and support an industry-driven statewide apprenticeship system. During this final of three sessions, participants will reflect on what an equitable statewide apprenticeship system should look like, and assemble a set of considerations for policymakers and other stakeholders working to advance apprenticeship in California.

    Read more about this event series

  • Apprenticeship Spring Learning Lab 2021 – Session 2: Mapping the Funding Landscape

    April 14, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

    For program designers, apprenticeship can be a costly undertaking. Experts and practitioners in the field report that programs can easily spend more than 20% of their time simply pursuing additional funding. In this second of three sessions, participants will learn about the variety of federal, state, local, and philanthropic funding streams currently available to apprenticeship programs in California, and work with peers to consider how these resources can be integrated to create a more sustainable funding stream.

    Read more about this event series

  • Apprenticeship Spring Learning Lab 2021 – Session 1: Accounting for Everything

    April 12, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

    How do you ensure your apprenticeship is sustainable? As Dr. Rebecca Lake, former dean of apprenticeship at Harper College says, you have to “cost everything out,” with an eye toward understanding how many apprentices make a program sustainable. In the first of three sessions discussing the funding and sustainability of apprenticeship in California, members of the ASN community of practice will consider the actual cost of running an apprenticeship program. Participants will work with peers to assemble an accurate cost of running their own programs, learn how their experience compares to others in the field, and uncover the point at which a program becomes sustainable.

    Read more about this event series

  • PLANTING SEEDS TO FLOURISH PLENARY EVENT

    February 18, 2021 - February 19, 2021
    10:00 am

    This webinar will lift various practitioners? voices to speak on the origins of their apprenticeship programs. Our panelists will share their journeys through apprenticeship-what sparked their desires to become involved in the work, their paths along the way and what they hope to see in the future.
    This webinar will lift various practitioners? voices to speak on the origins of their apprenticeship programs.

    • Randi Wolfe

      Randi Wolfe, Ph.D.

      Executive Director,

      Early Care & Education
      Pathways to Success (ECEPTS)

      Oakland, CA

    • Connie Ayala

      Connie Ayala

      American Apprenticeship Initiative Grant Project Director,

      American River Community College

      Oakland, CA

  • GROWING HEALTHY APPRENTICESHIP: PLANTING SEEDS TO FLOURISH PLENARY EVENT

    January 21, 2021
    10:00 am - 12:00 am

    This webinar will lift various practitioners? voices to speak on the origins of their apprenticeship programs. Our panelists will share their journeys through apprenticeship-what sparked their desires to become involved in the work, their paths along the way and what they hope to see in the future.

    • Randi Wolfe

      Randi Wolfe, Ph.D.

      Executive Director,

      Early Care & Education
      Pathways to Success (ECEPTS)

      Oakland, CA

    • Connie Ayala

      Connie Ayala

      American Apprenticeship Initiative Grant Project Director,

      American River Community College

      Oakland, CA

    • Kenneth Anyanwu

      Kenneth Anyanwu

      Success Coordinator,

      SEIU Local 1000

      Oakland, CA

  • GROWING HEALTHY APPRENTICESHIP

    December 21, 2020
    10:00 am - 12:00 am

    This webinar will lift various practitioners? voices to speak on the origins of their apprenticeship programs. Our panelists will share their journeys through apprenticeship-what sparked their desires to become involved in the work, their paths along the way and what they hope to see in the future.

    • Randi Wolfe

      Randi Wolfe, Ph.D.

      Executive Director,

      Early Care & Education
      Pathways to Success (ECEPTS)

      Oakland, CA

    • Connie Ayala

      Connie Ayala

      American Apprenticeship Initiative Grant Project Director,

      American River Community College

      Oakland, CA

    • Kenneth Anyanwu

      Kenneth Anyanwu

      Success Coordinator,

      SEIU Local 1000

      Oakland, CA