New National Network Report: “Apprenticeships for the Modern World”
(1/17/18) Policymakers and stakeholders, including the Department of Labor’s Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion, are looking for new strategies to tackle our nation’s skills gaps through expanded apprenticeship opportunities. In our new report, the National Network features the stories of our members and other employers across the country who are rising to this challenge with innovative, industry-led solutions that are putting Americans on the path to career success. READ MORE
Apprenticeship Works, When Done Right
(12/19/17) As manufacturers face a significant and growing skills gap, we can no longer sit back and wait for students and workers to prepare themselves for today’s and tomorrow’s jobs. Instead, we must take a proactive role in building our future workforce, shaping today’s students into tomorrow’s adaptable and technology- savvy employees. But what is the vehicle for ensuring students and workers have the skills and experiences they need to succeed in a manufacturing career? READ MORE
Transforming Apprenticeships for Today’s Economy
(11/8/17) Employers across economic sectors recognize that the most successful workforce preparation strategies are “work-and-learn” models – strategies that combine job-related instruction with hands-on application, skills assessment, mentorship and paid work with a pathway to employment. When work and learning are aligned with industry-required skills, the benefits for students, workers, employers and the entire economy are clear and powerful. READ MORE
Identifying competencies and promoting credentials that lead to work
In the modern economy, students and workers need to understand the knowledge, skills, abilities, behaviors and credentials that lead to career success.
Creating more work-and-learn opportunities across the economy
On-the-job experiences harness the power of learning through work. Using models such as internships, apprenticeships, mentoring and job shadowing, employers can improve their workforce, while workers build the skills they need to succeed.
Encouraging more employers to use competency-based hiring practices
Employers overlook qualified talent by recruiting, screening and hiring based on degrees or years of experience. We know they can do better by valuing the knowledge, skills, abilities and behaviors candidates bring to bear.