Retooling apprenticeship for the 21st century
This article originally appeared in The Hill. With unemployment nearing historic lows, corporate earnings surging and consumer confidence at a 17-year high, the U.S. economy is finally kicking into high gear. These welcome developments are opening new doors of opportunity for millions of Americans who entered the job market or struggled to make ends […]
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.
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?
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.
National Network Members Selected for Apprenticeship Task Force
U.S. DOL Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta yesterday announced members of the President’s Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion, which includes representatives from five of the National Network of Business and Industry Associations member organizations: Joshua Bolten, CEO, Business Roundtable; Emily DeRocco, Founder and CEO, E3 Engage Educate Employ and Director, National Network of Business and Industry […]