Building on historic bipartisan support from Congress and leadership across a broad range of states and industry partners, the Department of Labor (DOL) plans to award $95 million to promote and expand apprenticeships in new industries to enable more Americans to obtain family-sustaining careers.
While apprenticeship is a highly effective workforce development strategy, all innovations in apprenticeship models start with a highly effective approach to engaging employers, those in both traditional and non-traditional apprenticeship industries. Simply stated, if employers are not engaged in ways that brings value to solve their workforce challenge or help build their talent pipeline, there is little opportunity to expand apprenticeship.
In working with staff and organizations involved in apprenticeship, Business U has identified three key success factors to engaging employers effectively: 1) position and promote collective statewide apprenticeship innovations; 2) coordinate employer engagement across multiple agencies; and 3) expand employer reach to develop apprenticeship in non-traditional industries. Read more about these success factors at Business U’s blog.
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