Webinar: State Financing Strategies to Advance Apprenticeship

To help build the workforce of the future, apprenticeship must connect directly to degree pathways. In this webinar, representatives from CESNA, NGA Solutions, and three states explain how state policies can make those connections possible.
Blog Post
May 16, 2019

Apprenticeship is a proven educational strategy that provides workers with affordable job training and helps employers build a qualified workforce. With demand for college-educated workers as high as ever, though, the benefits of the model can only be fully realized when apprenticeship programs connect to degree pathways at colleges and universities.

Several states have already implemented financing strategies that support closer connections between the applied experience of apprenticeship and the long-term career-building potential of college degrees. In this webinar, New America’s Center on Education & Skills (CESNA) and NGA Solutions explore different state approaches to supporting the expansion of quality apprenticeships. Representatives from Kentucky, Texas, and North Carolina join in to discuss policies and practices that have helped their states succeed.

Webinar agenda:

  • Introduction: Lul Tesfai, Senior Policy Analyst, CESNA (1:37)
  • State interests in apprenticeship expansion: Kimberly Hauge, Senior Policy Analyst, NGA Solutions (9:28)
  • Report summary—State supports for the instructional costs of apprenticeship: Michael Prebil, Policy Analyst, CESNA (17:48)
  • State practitioner presentations:
    • Mary Taylor, Kentucky Department of Education, Office of Career & Technical Education (25:43)
    • Dr. Sallie Kay Janes, San Jacinto College, Houston, TX (35:25)
    • Dr. Elizabeth Standafer, ApprenticeshipNC (52:58)
  • Question period & wrap-up (1:05:33)

Note: To download the webinar slide deck, click the "Download" link at left.

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