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Delivering Employer-Driven Apprenticeships

Conversation with Congressman John Sarbanes and Final Session  

The Urban Institute, New Work Training, and the American Institute for Innovative Apprenticeship hosted the second annual Transatlantic Apprenticeship Exchange Forum on November 15 during National Apprenticeship Week. The forum offered 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 Ltd. (UK); president, Transatlantic Apprenticeship Exchange Forum
  • Charlotte Blant, CEO, Youthforce, UK
  • Paul Champion, manager, 3aaa USA
  • Scott Cheney, policy director of workforce and economic development, Senate HELP Committee Minority Staff
  • Sarah Currier, director, workforce development, Dartmouth Hitchcock Hospital
  • Gerry Ghazi, president, Institute for American Apprenticeships at Vermont HITEC
  • Will Holloway, deputy legislative assistant, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC)
  • Vicki Horton, partner, Crowe Horwath 
  • Diane Jones, senior fellow, Urban Institute; former assistant secretary for postsecondary education, US Department of Education
  • Bill Kamela, policy counsel, US government affairs, Microsoft Corporation
  • John Ladd, administrator, Office of Apprenticeship, Department of Labor
  • Robert Lerman, Institute fellow, Urban Institute; founder, American Institute for Innovative Apprenticeship
  • Kim Nichols, founder, Franklin Apprenticeships
  • Daniel Marschall, executive director, AFL-CIO Working for America Institute
  • Sarah Steinberg, vice president for global philanthropy, JP Morgan Chase & Co Foundation
  • Joyce Thorne, vice president for global human resources and learning and development, Elevate Services, UK
  • Carla Whitlock, senior apprenticeship consultant, South Carolina Technical College System
  • David Willett, head of propositions, business development unit, Open University, UK
  • Jennifer Worth, senior vice president for workforce and economic development, American Association of Community Colleges  


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For inquiries regarding this event, please contact [email protected]

Date & Time Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Urban Institute 2100 M Street NW
5th floor
Washington , DC , 20037
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