May 17
Webinar | The Role of Apprenticeship Intermediaries

May 17, 2018

JFF’s Center for Apprenticeship & Work-Based Learning: The Role of Apprenticeship Intermediaries Webinar  

Thursday, May 17, 2018 1:00pm ET  

This webinar explored and highlighted the growing role of apprenticeship intermediaries. It featured national experts who have operated successful intermediaries and helped grow apprenticeship across the nation.

Apprenticeship intermediaries in the U.S. have mostly been local or regional labor-management partnerships that organized employers, workers, and training resources into an efficient system to create high-quality registered apprenticeship programs to meet employer needs. More recently, however, there has been an emergence of other types of organizations that can serve in the intermediary role to make the program development and registration process easier and more efficient for employers—community colleges, workforce boards, private firms, community-based organizations, and industry associations, among others. Intermediaries typically aggregate employer demand, provide technical assistance to employers, assist with organizing training, develop occupational standards, and assist with the registration of programs with states or the U.S. Department of Labor. 



Jeffrey Forrest

VP, Economic and Workforce Development, College of the Canyons


Dr. Gerald P. Ghazi, JD

Founder, The Institute for American Apprenticeships at Vermont HITEC


Daniel Villao

Deputy Administrator, Office of Apprenticeship, U.S. Department of Labor


Shelly Weir

Senior VP, Career Development, American Hotel and Lodging Association


Eric M. Seleznow

Senior Advisor, JFF