Tuesday, November 15, 2016
1:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Urban Institute

5th floor

2100 M Street NW

Washington, DC 20037

Please join the Urban Institute, New Work Training, and the American Institute for Innovative Apprenticeship for the second annual Transatlantic Apprenticeship Exchange Forum on November 15 during National Apprenticeship Week. The forum will offer lessons on how best to attract employers to build apprenticeship programs, drawing on the experiences of US and UK intermediaries and employers. Hear how direct marketing to firms, financial incentives, and linkages with training providers are expanding apprenticeship in the United States and the United Kingdom. Learn how the US Department of Labor is establishing occupational standards, encouraging state initiatives, and supporting industry-based initiatives.


Speakers include

  • Tom Bewick, managing director, New Work Training, UK
  • Diane Jones, senior fellow, Urban Institute; former assistant secretary for postsecondary education, US Department of Education
  • John Ladd, administrator, Office of Apprenticeship
  • Robert Lerman, Institute fellow, Urban Institute
  • Bill Kamela, policy counsel, Microsoft Corporation
  • Peter Marples, director and owner, 3aaa USA
  • Kim Nichols, cofounder, Franklin Apprenticeships
  • Carla Whitlock, senior apprenticeship consultant, Apprenticeship Carolina




The program will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m. with lunch served at 12:30 p.m. For inquiries regarding this event, please contact events@urban.org

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