Webinar Recording

Creating an Equitable & Future-Focused Manufacturing Workforce with Apprenticeship

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Discover how apprenticeship can help your manufacturing business become a more competitive player and an employer of choice for a diverse pool of talented workers from a wide range of backgrounds.

Published mar. 16, 2021
Areas of Work
  • Ensuring Equity in Advancement
  • Meeting Employer Needs
  • Preparing for the Future of Work

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Right now, American manufacturers are finding that they need to make near-term changes to their hiring and training practices in response to developments like these:

  • COVID-19 has accelerated the automation revolution and placed a renewed emphasis on safety and efficiency, requiring manufacturers to hire workers who are skilled in new technologies and methods, and to train those who aren’t.
  • Companies are awakening to the value and importance of offering equitable career opportunities, causing a shift in policies and procedures in order to widen the talent pool and provide equitable access to opportunities for career advancement throughout the workforce.
  • President Joe Biden has unveiled an economic recovery plan to Build Back Better that includes a concerted effort to drive demand for goods made by American manufacturers, creating a need for a larger and better trained manufacturing workforce.

Apprenticeship has proved to be an effective means of training and upskilling new hires and incumbent workers in a wide variety of manufacturing occupations, such as machinist, CNC machine operator, manufacturing engineering technician, and many other high-demand roles.

In this event hosted by JFF’s Center for Apprenticeship & Work-Based Learning with the AFL-CIO Working for America Institute to discover how apprenticeship can help your business become a more competitive player and an employer of choice for a diverse pool of talented workers from a wide range of backgrounds.

The event's panels offered practical advice and insights for HR professionals, leaders of manufacturing companies, and anyone else who’s interested in learning how apprenticeship can build a diverse and dynamic talent pipeline filled with workers who are well prepared for the manufacturing jobs of today and tomorrow.

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Panels

Opening Remarks

Opening Remarks

Manufacturing Apprenticeships Today

Manufacturing Apprenticeships Today

Creating an Equitable Manufacturing Apprenticeship

Creating an Equitable Manufacturing Apprenticeship

Building to the Future

Building to the Future

This event is supported with federal funds from the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration under contract numbers 1605C2-20-C-0007​​​​​​​ and HG 34355-20-60. The event is created by the recipient and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor. The Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information on linked sites and including, but not limited to, accuracy of the information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability, or ownership. This product is copyrighted by the institution that created it.