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Youth Apprenticeship: A Vision for the Future, a Plan for Today

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Join us during National Apprenticeship Week to discuss the promise of apprenticeship for in-school and out-of-school youth.
Date November 16, 2021
12:00pm to 4:00pm

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Apprenticeships for young people can be a key connection point into the world of work. These programs provide opportunities for people of all backgrounds to develop true careers with growth potential.

How do we make earn-and-learn pathways a more common and equitable option for all 16-to-24-year-olds across the country?

Join us during this National Apprenticeship Week virtual event to discuss the promise of apprenticeship for in-school and out-of-school youth, and learn how leaders across the United States are implementing and expanding these programs in their schools, regions, and states.

This event is open to anyone interested in youth apprenticeship. Attendees will hear about how apprenticeship is being advanced at the federal and state level, how states are using those opportunities to create and expand youth apprenticeship programs for in-school and out-of-school youth, and how partnerships help to build and sustain Registered Apprenticeship for young people.

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Patrick Callihan

Executive Director, Tech Impact

Colleen Conaty

Supervisor CTE & Talent Development, New Castle County Vocational Technical School District

Maria Flynn

President & CEO, JFF

Edison Freire

Director of Gateway Initiatives, JEVS Human Services

Serenity Howard

Youth Apprentice, Menasha Packaging

Michele Jacobs

Senior Director of Youth Development, United Way Greater Atlanta

Joshua Johnson

Director, JFF

Jacob Maas

Chief Executive Officer, West Michigan Works!

Tameshia Bridges Mansfield

Vice President of Workforce Innovation, JFF

Ruthann Messick

Workforce Development Coordinator, Delaware Restaurant Association Educational Foundation

Andrea Messing-Mathie

Director, JFF

Brent Parton

Senior Advisor, U.S. Department of Labor

Jonathan Payne

Senior Program Manager, JFF

Luke Rhine

Director of Career and Technical Education and STEM Initiatives, Delaware Department of Education

Eric Seleznow

Senior Advisor, JFF

Mary Ellen Sprenkel

President & CEO, The Corps Network

Melissa Stowasser

Assistant Vice President, Community Partnerships, Trident Technical College

Myriam Sullivan

Director, JFF

Andrés Tapia

Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry

Michelle Zimmer-Maertz

HR Business Partner, Menasha Packaging

Developed with the U.S. Department of Labor. Pursuant to the National Apprenticeship Act, the Department of Labor works to expand opportunities related to apprenticeship programs. This project has been funded, either wholly or in part, with Federal funds from the Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration under the contract number/work order DOL-OPS-16-A-0012/1605DC-18-F-00060 and GS-10F-0094X. The contents of this publication do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement of same by the U.S. Government.