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Webinars

  • 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)

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    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 Webinar: 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

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

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    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. 

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

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    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. 

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

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    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. 

  • Mapping the Funding Landscape (opens in a new window)

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    Learning Lab 2: 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 learned about the variety of federal, state, local, and philanthropic funding streams currently available to apprenticeship programs in California, and worked with peers to consider how these resources can be integrated to create a more sustainable funding stream. 

  • Accounting for Everything (opens in a new window)

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    Learning Lab 1: 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 worked 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. Hosted by Grow Apprenticeship California.
    Presenters: Frank Gerdeman, Director, Lake Tahoe Community College and Josef Preciado, Director, California Apprenticeship Initiative, ARC Workforce Development

  • Equitable Apprenticeship: Identifying Effective Practices (opens in a new window)

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    As the state charts its post-pandemic economic recovery, the expansion of pre-apprenticeships and apprenticeships could contribute to rapid up-skilling and re-employment across demand industries and — with intention — a more equitable distribution of training and employment opportunities. High Road Alliance (HRA) conducted an online survey of apprenticeship practitioners across California, followed by a series of Peer Learning Circles, to identify effective practices and collective interest in growing the field of equitable apprenticeship. In this webinar, you will get an overview of the issues and opportunities identified through this process and hear how you can actively participate in a network of leaders doing the important work of shaping equitable pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs.