May 4
Partnering With Purpose: Building Partnerships to Drive Equitable Registered Apprenticeships

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Partnerships are the key to building well-run, equitable apprenticeships that prepare workers of all ages for rewarding careers. Learn how to forge and sustain these critical collaborations from successful partnership stakeholders in this virtual event, May 4.

May 4, 2023

It takes a village to create a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible Registered Apprenticeship program.

Partnerships are the key to building well-run apprenticeships that prepare workers of all ages for rewarding careers. For a program to succeed, many stakeholders must work together—from the employers who hire apprentices to the training programs that provide instruction, from community-based organizations and workforce boards to K-12 school districts and community colleges, from industry associations and workforce intermediaries to state apprenticeship systems.

But forging strong partnerships can be tricky, and you may be thinking: Who do I connect with? How do I convince another organization to partner with me? Who does what? How do I know if this is working?

For answers to those questions and more, be sure to join us on May 4 for the virtual spring summit of JFF’s National Innovation Hub for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in Registered Apprenticeship.

You’ll hear leaders of thriving apprenticeship partnerships discuss the steps they took to build strong relationships with fellow stakeholders and the factors that make their partnerships succeed. You’ll leave with promising practices for building partnerships that will take your new or existing Registered Apprenticeship to the next level in supporting equitable program design, recruitment, and retention.

Session 1: Creating and Sustaining Partnerships at Minority-Serving Institutions

Session 2: Recruiting and Retaining Youth Apprentices, featuring BMW

Session 3: Developing Accessible Instruction to Support Apprentices