Apprenticeships offer the opportunity for workers to learn a career on-the-job through work-based learning and mentoring with supplemental classroom training. What happens, though, when a pandemic halts in-person activities that may be essential for apprenticeships? During the pandemic, organizations had to quickly rethink accommodating online and hybrid learning, hiring strategies, and mentoring in real-time. Consequently, the last 18 months have produced new strategies and innovations in how apprenticeship programs across the globe were implemented.
Please join the Urban Institute and DIAG USA for a reflection on cross-national apprenticeship lessons learned, with a focus on how German and US organizations adapted and fared during the pandemic.
- Stefan Dietl, Global Head of Vocational Education, Festo
- Diana Elliott, Principal Research Associate, Urban Institute
- Miriam Farnbauer, Project Director, Skills Initiative
- Bruce Noble, Regional Director of Employer Engagement for the Energy Construction & Utilities Sector, California Community College's Chancellor's Office
Additional speakers to be announced.