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Apprenticeship – Invest in Talent and Workplace Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility
In-Person Wednesday 06/15/2022 08:45 AM - 09:45 AM   Add to calendar

Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Interpersonal (Behavioral)
Workplace Application:
HR professionals from organizations of all sizes and all industries are faced with the same challenge – how to find skilled talent and meet DEI&A goals. The simple answer is apprenticeship. Using the example of the SHRM Foundation’s HR Registered Apprenticeship Program, you’ll see how HR professionals can play a vital role in building this time-tested talent development solution that provides the tools to invest in new talent or upskill incumbent workers and helps to meet diversity, equity, inc 

In our session we will discuss how to measure the value of inclusive apprenticeship programs and provide actionable steps to enhance programs that already exist and launch new programs designed to be inclusive of people with disabilities and underserved communities more broadly. Learn how you can adopt a program best suited to your needs. 

Learning Objectives:

  • How apprenticeship trains for the skills needed now.
  • How to develop inclusive apprenticeship programs that support DEI&A goals.
  • How apprenticeships provide a positive return on investment because of improved retention, lower salary costs and possible government funding.
  • How to build cross-agency partnerships with private sector partners, state apprenticeship offices, and vocational rehabs.

In-person session offerings are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Josh Christianson Photo
Josh Christianson, Project Director,
Partnership on Inclusive Apprenticeship
Mary Wright Photo
Mary Wright, Manager, Apprenticeship,
SHRM Foundation