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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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