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  • April 2021: Mapping the Funding Landscape (opens in a new window)

    Highlights

    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. 

  • April 2021: Accounting for Everything (opens in a new window)

    Highlights

    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

     

  • March 2021: Equitable Apprenticeship: Identifying Effective Practices (opens in a new window)

    Highlights

    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.

  • December 2020: Opportunities and Obstacles in California Apprenticeship Part 2 (opens in a new window)

    Highlights

    This webinar focuses on youth apprenticeship. Hear from several California Apprenticeship Initiative grantees that have developed quality partnerships that have aided in the development and success of their respective apprenticeship programs. During the webinar, these programs and their employer partners will offer insights into the journey of developing these partnerships, addressing and overcoming challenges, and offer key lessons learned along the way.

  • December 2020: Opportunities and Obstacles in California Apprenticeship Part 1 (opens in a new window)

    Highlights

    This webinar focuses on youth apprenticeship. Hear from several California Apprenticeship Initiative grantees that have developed quality partnerships that have aided in the development and success of their respective apprenticeship programs. During the webinar, these programs and their employer partners will offer insights into the journey of developing these partnerships, addressing and overcoming challenges, and offer key lessons learned along the way.

  • November 2020: Developing Youth Apprenticeship Programs: Key Considerations and Lessons Learned (opens in a new window)

    Highlights

    This Grow Apprenticeship California webinar focuses on developing youth apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs. We were  joined by California Apprenticeship Initiative grantees and the Division of Apprenticeship Standards to explore the importance of introducing youth to apprenticeship early and how these respective programs were able to develop a youth program with their various implementation partners. During our time together, the panelists offered insights into the journey of developing partnerships, addressing and overcoming challenges, and offer key lessons learned along the way.

  • October 2020: How to Engage High Road Partnerships for Apprenticeship (opens in a new window)

    Highlights

    This Grow Apprenticeship California webinar focuses on engaging productive labor-management partnerships. We were joined by California Apprenticeship Initiative grantees and their high road employers, unions, and local education agencies to explore how their partnership aided in the development and success of their respective apprenticeship programs. During our time together, the panelists will offered insights into the journey of developing these partnerships, addressing and overcoming challenges, and offer key lessons learned along the way.

  • September 2020: Critical Considerations for Developing Apprenticeship and Pre-Apprenticeship Programs (opens in a new window)

    Highlights

    This webinar focuses on the nuts and bolts of developing apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs. What does one need to know in order to imagine what is possible and where to start to ensure all the steps taken will lead to a robust, equitable, and sustainable apprenticeship program? This session will explore critical considerations in terms of what is and isn’t apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship, as well as how to assess current capacity and the capacity necessary.

  • August 2020: Managing Data: Having a Good System to Capture and Manage Information (opens in a new window)

    Highlights

    This webinar will focus on having a good system to capture and manage information. Each panelist has developed a management system to meet their program needs and will share their perspective of managing essential program information. This will include a brief overview of the management system, followed by a panel discussion on the development of the system, effective practices, lessons learned, and what you should know before investing in a data management system.

  • August 2020: Demystifying Apprenticeship Registration (opens in a new window)

    Highlights

    This webinar will give insight into how local education agencies, the Chancellor’s Office and the Department of Apprenticeship Standards support the success of pre-apprenticeship & registered apprenticeship programs. Viewers will gain a better understanding of how these entities play a part into creating and maintaining a sustainable apprenticeship.