Scaling Apprenticeship coaches have been engaging in frequent discussions with grantees on the challenges and successes of communicating, engaging, and working with employers to adopt and expand apprenticeships — both registered and unregistered — with special attention to working in the COVID-affected economy.
This dialog leverages the expertise of people who have been longtime proponents of apprenticeships, and who have been in the trenches using apprenticeships as a tool to help shore up employer workforce needs and lead workers to higher-paid careers. This dialog is designed to help grantees better understand the importance of conducting employer needs assessments and how Scaling Apprenticeship grantees can begin the crucial process of understanding their current and future employer partner’s business needs.