Virtual

Thursday, October 03, 2019 2:00 PM ~ 3:30 PM ET

This webinar provides an overview of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) apprenticeship and inclusive work-based learning investments focused on expanding pathways for youth and adults with disabilities in emerging high-growth, high-demand industries as a workforce strategy.

Description

Presenters will examine:

  • The differences between an internship and pre-apprenticeship and Registered Apprenticeship programs; and
  • Apprenticeship investments by DOL’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA) across the United States.

A college degree was once the pathway for millions of Americans workers to get a good job. Now, there are other options and pathways to attain great careers, including inclusive apprenticeships. This presentation aims to educate workforce post-secondary and workforce development professionals about the advantages of building public/private partnerships in emerging high-demand, high-growth industries. The discussion emphasizes how inclusive apprenticeship drives on-ramps to information technology, healthcare, and advanced manufacturing for underrepresented populations, particularly youth and adults with disabilities; this workforce strategy facilities reskilling, upskilling, and pipelining talent, and addresses the middle-skills gap shaped by emerging technology adoption.

Moderator(s)

Carolyn Jones, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Disability Employment Policy, U.S. Department of Labor

Angela McDaniel, Diversity and Inclusion Lead, Office of Apprenticeship, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration

 

 

Presenter(s)

Patrick Mannix, Chief of Staff, Office of Disability Employment and Policy, U.S. Department of Labor

Carolyn Jones, Senior Youth Advisor, Office of Disability Employment Policy, U.S. Department of Labor

Scott Michael Robertson,PhD, Policy Advisor, Employment-Related Supports Team, Office of Disability Employment Policy, U.S. Department of Labor

John Ladd, Administrator, Office of Apprenticeship, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration

Megan Baird, Division Director, Office of Apprenticeship, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration

Gabrielle Aponte Henkel, Program Analyst, Office of Apprenticeship, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration

Angela McDaniel, Diversity and Inclusion Lead, Office of Apprenticeship, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration