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Apprenticeship Forward

Apprenticeship Forward, May 4th-5th, 2017

Thank you for making Apprenticeship Forward a success! We heard from business leaders championing apprenticeship, state leaders working to expand apprenticeship in their communities, education and training providers preparing students and workers for their new careers, and apprentices who showcased how well apprenticeship can connect skilled, passionate workers to willing companies.  Most importantly, each of you contributed to the dialogue through discussion groups and engagement with each other throughout the two days.

Sponsoring Partners:  National Skills Coalition, New AmericaAFL-CIO Working for America InstituteAdvance CTE, Jobs for the FutureNational Association of Workforce BoardsNational Fund for Workforce SolutionsNational Governors Association, and Urban Institute (list in formation). 

With the support of Annie E. Casey FoundationJoyce FoundationThe JPB FoundationJP Morgan Chase & Co., and Siemens Foundation

In consultation with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration and the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Career Technical and Adult Education

Conference Description 

Apprenticeship Forward brought together hundreds of leaders from the apprenticeship community, including industry associations and employers; unions and labor-management partnerships; community-based organizations; community colleges; high schools; and workforce boards– as well as federal and state policymakers from throughout the country. It will focus on three critical challenges facing the expansion of apprenticeship in the U.S.: increasing industry engagement across a range of sectors and firms; addressing equity issues while diversifying the apprenticeship pipeline; and implementing new public policies that can support industry’s taking apprenticeship to scale.

Visit the Apprenticeship Forward website for more conference details.