[ONLINE] - The What and Why of Educator Apprenticeship for Youth and Adults


Apprenticeship has emerged as a promising potential solution for states and school districts grappling with teacher shortages and the need to diversify the teaching profession. Newly launched programs such as Tennessee’s Teacher Occupation Apprenticeship program and Iowa’s Teacher and Paraeducator Registered Apprenticeship Grant Program have generated a lot of enthusiasm, but just as many questions. In this webinar, New America staff and leading apprenticeship practitioners will explore the growing momentum behind educator apprenticeships and highlight promising practices from established apprenticeship programs serving both adult and youth learners.


  • To explore the growing momentum behind educator apprenticeships.
  • To highlight promising models for training educators via youth apprenticeship and registered apprenticeship (i.e. youth and adult-focused).
  • To surface opportunities, challenges, and common misconceptions about apprenticeship as a talent strategy in the field of education. 
  • To establish New America’s expertise on this topic, through both the Grow Your Own National Network and the Partnership to Advance Youth Apprenticeship.  


Sean Impeartrice
Chief Academic Officer at the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System

Meaghan Sullivan
Executive Director of CareerWise Colorado

Amaya Garcia
Deputy Director, PreK-12, New America

Taylor White (moderator)
Director, Partnership to Advance Youth Apprenticeship & Senior Advisor, K-12 and Workforce Policy, New America

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