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Join Us for Preparing Students for Real-World Careers: A Roundtable Discussion on Pre-Apprenticeships

April 26, 2022 | Laura Gallardo

In recent times, the United States has looked to the apprenticeship structure to solve workforce development challenges our communities face, especially those exacerbated by COVID-19. Knowing what a pre-apprenticeship is and how it can be applied to your Linked Learning context can open up doors for students to earn while they learn. Work-based learning, including pre-apprenticeships, provides students with exposure to real-world workplaces and careers they can pursue after high school. Pre-apprenticeships offer students industry-standard training, mentorship, wraparound services, direct placement with Registered Apprenticeship Programs (RAP), and support with career advancement.

But where do I start? Are pre-apprenticeships only for high school? Where do I find industry partners to offer these opportunities? Is there funding to support the development of pre-apprenticeships?

Join the Linked Learning Alliance on Wednesday May 11, 3:00-4:00pm PT for a roundtable discussion with leading voices on apprenticeships. Hosted by Linked Learning Fellow and Coordinator of College and Career at Hemet Unified School District Laura Gallardo, experts in the apprenticeship field will chat about their journeys and how they offer opportunities to students in their setting. This discussion is a great fit for teams who manage work-based learning opportunities, but all are welcome to attend.

In Preparing Students for Real-World Careers: A Roundtable Discussion on Pre-Apprenticeships, participants can expect to:

  • Deepen your understanding on the different linkages between industry apprenticeships and secondary school CTE programs.
  • Understand the goals of apprenticeship programs and how they can benefit students.
  • Learn about the Division of Apprenticeship Standards’ sequence of events for registering a pre-apprenticeship and an apprenticeship.
  • Gain an understanding of the accountability components of pre-apprenticeship programs and how they can impact LEA College and Career Indicator.

Roundtable Panelists will include:

  • Pam Knapp, Director of College and Career Readiness, San Joaquin County Office of Education
  • Tom Oxford, Apprenticeship Director, Mt. San Jacinto College
  • Victor Rodriguez, Senior Apprenticeship Consultant, Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS)
  • Jeffrey Scott, Pre-Apprenticeship Outreach Specialist, Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters

Register Today