Join JFF and the U.S. Department of Labor as we cap off National Apprenticeship Week with an exciting event to celebrate the launch of JFF’s new national Center of Excellence to Advance Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) in Registered Apprenticeship.
Registered Apprenticeship is on the rise: The number of new apprentices grew 70 percent over the past 10 years. This well-established and reliably successful earn-and-learn training model is evolving beyond its historic roots in the trades and union work as forward-thinking organizations in growing industries like IT, health care, finance, and advanced manufacturing embrace apprenticeship as the ideal way to prepare a new generation of talent for the future of work.
However, these proven pathways to economic advancement continue to be out of reach for many Americans.
Employers will play a vital role in transforming apprenticeship into a system that works for everyone, and JFF will support their efforts to do that. At this event, we will unveil the Employer Pledge to Advance DEIA in Registered Apprenticeships. By signing the pledge, companies will join a national community of stakeholders who are committed to driving DEIA in apprenticeship, and they will have access to technical assistance support as well as resources offering tips and best practices to help them fulfill their promise.
The event will feature opening remarks from U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh and a lively roundtable with employer representatives who will discuss the importance of DEIA in apprenticeship for their organizations.
Please join us from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. ET November 19 for an opportunity to witness historic strides toward the day when Registered Apprenticeships are more diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible, and these valuable work-based learning experiences are within the reach of all Americans.
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