Idaho businesses, educators and career counselors are encouraged to participate in Expanding Youth Apprenticeship in Idaho, a free virtual apprenticeship accelerator, June 18, 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. MT.
The web-based event will focus on how youth apprenticeship can help businesses develop a talent pipeline while providing youth with hands-on training and instruction leading to industry-recognized credentials and a career.
National and Idaho apprenticeship experts will provide an overview of the components and benefits of a U.S. Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship program during the first hour. They also will discuss how the School-to-Registered Apprenticeship Program (STRAP) brings businesses and local high schools together, along with the funding and other assistance that is available through the program.
In the second hour, attendees will have the option to join smaller breakout “rooms” and interact directly with the presenters. Participants will be able to delve deeper into the topics of apprenticeship and STRAP through additional Q&A. Participating STRAP employers, such as Marty Cullen, CEO of Perfect Plumbing, Heating and Air, Marie Price, director of training and development at Idaho Forest Group, and Steve Seideman of Prescient Security, will share their perspectives on implementation and benefits gained. Schools, such as Dennis Technical Education Center, will share their best practices on how schools can connect their students to STRAP opportunities with employers, and Idaho Department of Labor representatives will discuss how to start a Registered Apprenticeship program.
The event is hosted by Jobs for the Future (JFF) — a national nonprofit aimed at transforming the American workforce and education systems to help people achieve economic advancement — and the Manufacturers Association of Central New York (MACNY).
Find an agenda to the event at https://www.labor.idaho.gov/dnn/Portals/0/business/june18-apprenticeship-agenda.pdf
To participate, register at http://ow.ly/hgr630qO9vR. Following registration, participants will receive email confirmation and instructions on how to attend the WebEx-based event.
Sponsors for the event include JFF, Dennis Technical Education Center, Idaho Business for Education, ApprenticeshipIdaho, Idaho Career & Technical Education, Idaho Workforce Development Council and the Idaho Department of Labor.