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Webinars

  • May 2024: Forging Futures: Exploring Youth Apprenticeship Opportunities (opens in a new window)

    Highlights

    Join Grow Apprenticeship California for an enlightening presentation from Dev/Mission on youth pre-apprenticeships, followed by an engaging fireside chat featuring former Dev/Mission pre-apprentices, in celebration of Youth Apprenticeship Week 2024!

     

  • November 2023: Breaking Barriers to Employment Through Apprenticeship (opens in a new window)

    Highlights

    Hear from our esteemed Breaking Barriers colleagues in a panel highlighting the intersection of Breaking Barriers and apprenticeship work, as well as the unique role that community-based organizations can play in increasing access to apprenticeship statewide.

  • May 2023: What are Apprenticeships and How Do We Prepare Youth for Them? (opens in a new window)

    Highlights

    Hear the Grow Apprenticeship Team discuss best practices in understanding apprenticeship level setting, myths and benefits of apprenticeship, and how to connect youth to with apprenticeship programs through targeted outreach.

  • February 2023: Roadmap to Building Registered Apprenticeship Programs (opens in a new window)

    Highlights

    Hear apprenticeship experts 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.

     

  • September 2022: Pre-Apprenticeship Fireside Chat (opens in a new window)

    Highlights

    Discover 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.

  • July 2022: Apprenticeship Intermediaries (opens in a new window)

    Highlights

    Learn about apprenticeship intermediaries and discover how several intermediaries support apprenticeship programs as they develop and scale programs in traditional and emerging sectors.

    Presenters:
    Adele Burnes, Division of Apprenticeship Standards
    Charles Henkels, Riverside Community College District
    Patrice Madu, SEIU Education Fund
    Randi Wolfe, ECEPTS

  • February 2022: Upskilling and Backfilling (opens in a new window)

    Highlights

    Discover how several apprenticeship programs are working to create career pathways, support staffing shortages and upskill current workers. Hear about their promising practices, lessons learned, and how they overcame challenges. During this webinar, our attendees also had the opportunity to ask questions about building an apprenticeship program for incumbent workers. Our webinars are intended for all California community colleges, intermediaries, adult education practitioners, stakeholders, employer partners, and workforce boards.
    Presenters:
    Frank Gerdeman, Director, Lake Tahoe Community College
    Josef Preciado, Director, California Apprenticeship Initiative, ARC Workforce Development

  • November 2021: Building and Growing Apprenticeship with Equity in Mind: An Equitable Apprenticeships Toolkit (opens in a new window)

    Highlights

    In this webinar, “Building and Growing Apprenticeship with Equity in Mind: An Equitable Apprenticeships Toolkit” the Apprenticeship Support Network team will rollout the new toolkit. As we seek to expand and increase access to apprenticeship for all Californians, we want to provide education and workforce stakeholders planning and implementing apprenticeships with guidance in thinking about an apprenticeship with an equity lens. We introduced viewers to a tool developed to address equity in apprenticeship through equitable practices and discuss the importance of thinking of equity in apprenticeships more holistically to support the success of apprentices and pre-apprentices. 

  • October 2021: Silos to Systems: From the Future of Apprenticeship to the Future of Work (opens in a new window)

    Highlights

    In this webinar, “Silos to Systems: From the Future of Apprenticeship to the Future of Work”, viewers will learn about California it’s growing investment 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. Watch to find out how you can ensure equity in COVID recovery and change the future for the next generation of California talent. 

  • April 2021: The Future Funding System (opens in a new window)

    Highlights

    Learning Lab 3: 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 reflected 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.