Webinar Highlights—Equitable Apprenticeship: Identifying Effective Practices
The March webinar focused on how the expansion of pre-apprenticeships and apprenticeships could contribute to rapid up-skilling and re-employment across demand industries, as well as a more equitable distribution of training and employment opportunities. High Road Alliance (HRA) conducted an online survey of apprenticeship practitioners across California, followed by a series of Peer Learning Circles that identified effective practices and collective interest in growing the field of equitable apprenticeship. This webinar provided an overview of the issues and opportunities identified through this process and how practitioners can actively participate in a network of leaders who are doing the important work of shaping equitable pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs. Takeaways from the webinar include:
You can access the Equitable Apprenticeship: Identifying Effective Practices webinar recording here.
Roundtable Discussion: Affordable Housing Strategies for California Community Colleges
Recently, California State Treasurer Fiona Ma, CPA, and the California School Finance Authority hosted a virtual roundtable discussing innovative strategies for increasing affordable housing for California’s community college students and employees. Attendees gained insight into current bills that support student housing, community colleges with housing projects in various stages of development, and innovative community partnerships that may offer benefits to students. Additionally, attendees learned how the State Treasurer’s Office and the California School Finance Authority can help. Visit the California School Finance Authority here to access the webinar recording and additional resources shared during the virtual event.