Strengthening Small and Medium Business through Tech Apprenticeships
Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) play an essential role in the economy and innovation but often face scarce human resources that can keep them from reaching their potential. Registered apprenticeships can help level the playing field for SMBs by enabling them to recruit local talent for promising careers in the digital economy.
Join the Urban Institute as we explore the role of tech apprenticeships as a talent development strategy for SMBs to thrive in a rapidly evolving industry and the importance of recruiting diverse tech talent. This hybrid event will include remarks from the US Department of Labor Secretary Marty Walsh and a lively panel discussion among tech leaders and their apprentices.
Kimberlyn Leary, Senior Vice President, Urban Institute
Martin J. Walsh, Secretary, Department of Labor
Karan Bhatia, Global Head of Government Affairs & Public Policy, Google
Zach Boren, Senior Policy Program Manager, Urban Institute
Tal Frankfurt, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Cloud for Good
Courtney Jackson, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Paragon Cyber Solutions
Odette Nemes, Head of Growth, Onramp
Jomarie Polanco, Software Engineer II, Twitch, Former Apprentice
Winellia Rivera, Information Security Specialist Apprentice, Paragon Cyber Solutions
Bhavani Arabandi, Senior Research Associate, Urban Institute (moderator
Zoë Baird, Senior Counselor to the Secretary for Technology and Economic Growth, Department of Commerce
This event is available for in-person or virtual participation. Please be sure to register correctly. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination, including one booster shot, is required to attend this event in-person. Please be prepared to show proof of your vaccinations upon arrival. In-person check-in will begin at 2:30 p.m. and a reception will follow the event.
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