Equity in Registered Apprenticeship

Equity in Registered Apprenticeship

NAWB and Jobs for the Future (JFF) are hosting a series of events in support of expanding Registered Apprenticeship and increasing the participation of women, people of color and opportunity youth. Funded by U.S. Department of Labor, the events will focus on greater understanding and engagement of workforce system leaders in apprenticeship, so that workforce boards are better positioned to introduce these opportunities to the diverse job seekers that walk through the doors of American Job Centers day after day.


August 17, 2017: The second webinar in the Equity in Registered Apprenticeship Series was held on Thursday, August 17 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EDT entitled Who, What, When and How: Adding Apprenticeship to your Workforce Development Toolkit. The webinar discussed the steps workforce boards took to engage employers and partners, the challenges they encountered in establishing registered apprenticeship programs, and the solutions they implemented to make registered apprenticeship an integral part of their workforce development strategy.

June 5, 2017: The first webinar in the Equity in Registered Apprenticeship on Monday, June 5, 2017 entitled How Workforce Boards Can Engage in Registered Apprenticeship. The webinar discussed the impact of WIOA on how workforce development boards work with Registered Apprenticeships programs, as well as how WDBs can facilitate the development of new partnerships to support apprenticeship programs.

Apprenticeship Accelerator for Workforce Boards and AJCs

NAWB and JFF will host an Apprenticeship Accelerator on September 19, 2017 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Cook County Building, 69 West Washington Street, Conference Room 22nd Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60602.

The Apprenticeship Accelerator meeting is an opportunity for workforce boards and key stakeholders to discuss models for partnership and collaboration that will increase engagement in apprenticeship and help identify ways registered apprenticeship can become an integral part of workforce development strategy. View the Draft Agenda now.

The event is free of charge and has limited seating availability. Reserve your seat by registering online now.

Hotel Accommodations
Hotel accommodations are available at the Palmer House Hotel, 17 East Monroe Street, Chicago IL 60603, at an event rate of $265 a night. The deadline to reserve your room is September 5, 2017. If you’re interested in reserving a room, please view the reservation link.

For more information about the Equity in Registered Apprenticeship events, contact Kelly Middleton.