December 2020

Dear Apprenticeship Community of Practice - December 2020

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Dear Apprenticeship Community of Practice, Our December Grow Apprenticeship California newsletter is dedicated to youth apprenticeship and sharing highlights from this year’s National Apprenticeship Week 2020.


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Highlights of National Apprenticeship Week 2020

National Apprenticeship Week 2020

This year marked the sixth anniversary of National Apprenticeship Week (NAW), established by the U.S. Department of Labor. NAW is a week-long effort to highlight the impact of apprenticeship nationally.


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Tips from the Field

Partnership to Advance Youth Apprenticeship: The Partnership to Advance Youth Apprenticeship (PAYA) is a multi-year initiative to support efforts in states and cities to expand access to high-quality apprenticeship opportunities for high school-age youth.


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"In Case You Missed It"

Webinar Highlights— Developing Youth Apprenticeship Programs: Key Considerations and Lessons Learned



The Bookshelf

Youth Apprenticeship in America Today: This report looks back at the history of youth apprenticeship in the U.S. and distills current trends into five key findings.


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The California Workforce Association will be hosting its annual Youth@Work Conference on January 19-22. The theme for the upcoming conference is “Empowering Changemakers,” which refers to the potential of all youth and young adults to be the change they want to see in the world and to empower them to actualize their future goals.


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November 2019 - Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week

October 2019 - Highlights from the Central Valley Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program

September 2019 - Highlights from Columbia College’s Hospitality Management Apprenticeship Program

August 2019 - From Apprenticeship to Ambassador 

July 2019 -  Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs

June 2019 - Spotlight: New Cross-Industry Heavy Equipment Repair Technician Apprenticeship

May 2019 - Data Trend Update: Pre-Apprenticeship Grantees are Diversifying the Apprenticeship Pipeline
April 2019 - Expanding Career Pathways for People With Disabilities

March 2019 - Youth Apprenticeship - The Game Changer for California

February 2019 - Apprenticeship Innovation: Building a Regional Network to Serve Employers and Students

January 2019 - Highlights From the Care Navigator Registered Apprenticeship Program

December 2018 - Data Trend: Apprenticeship and Pre-Apprenticeship Sectors

November 2018 - CAI at the California Community College Association for Occupational Education Fall Conference

October 2018 - A Meeting of the Minds on Apprenticeship: Highlights from CWA's Conference

September 2018 - Lessons from the Field: Step One - Form Your Apprenticeship Committee

August 2018 - Grantee Spotlight: Long Beach Community College Connects Pre-Apprenticeship Students to Existing Apprenticeship Programming

July 2018 - Grantee Spotlight: Lake Tahoe Community College

May-June 2018 - CAI at California Workforce Association's 2018 WORKCON

April 2018 - Grantee Spotlight: Oakland Unified School District

March 2018 - Grantee Spotlight: Columbia College’s Hospitality Apprenticeship Program

February 2018 - Grantee Spotlight: Washington USD’s Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Program 

January 2018 - Apprenticeship Week 2017

November 2017 - Grantee Spotlight: Pre-Apprenticeship Increasing Diversity for CA Firefighters

October 2017 - Student-Apprentices Celebrate Their Community College Graduation

September 2017 - California Workforce Partners Dive into Apprenticeship in Monterey

August 2017 - How Apprenticeship is Helping State Government Grow Its Own Talent

July 2017 - Grantee Spotlight: Maintaining Manufacturing Might in the Central Valley

June 2017 - Grantees are Succeeding at Diversifying the Apprenticeship Participant Pipeline