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    SAA - COVID Special, Episode 1

    SAA - COVID Special, Episode 1

    In this special episode of Apprenticeship by State, host Joseph Hollins speaks with 7 apprenticeship directors across the country about the COVID-19 pandemic, its implications on apprenticeship systems across the United States, and how these states have been pivoting to respond to the moment:
    • Eric Ramsay of Pennsylvania
    • Josh Johnson of Wisconsin
    • Patricia Morrison of Virginia
    • Eric Rood of California
    • Kathryn Castelloes of North Carolina
    • Katrina Vigil of New Mexico
    • John Akin with Supervisor Rick Martagon of Minnesota about the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the registered apprenticeship system

    [01:52] The business community needs to be partners in workplace safety to protect workers.
    [02:50] Will the hit on the economy undo the progress made with growing apprenticeship programs?
    [03:53] Dealing with pandemic layoffs.
    [05:25] Life after the pandemic: where Registered Apprenticeship can support the displaced workforce.
    [09:13] In-Demand – Health Care: How to position contact tracers for long-term healthcare careers.
    [09:53] In-Demand – Cybersecurity apprenticeship programs.
    [10:43] Changing how the apprenticeship system works, from administration to delivery.
    [11:55] On-the-job training and instruction delivery in the era of social distancing.
    [16:23] The positive long-term lessons of COVID for the apprenticeship system.

    Developed with the U.S. Department of Labor. Pursuant to the National Apprenticeship Act, the Department of Labor works to expand opportunities related to apprenticeship programs. This project has been funded, either wholly or in part, with Federal funds from the Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration under the contract number/work order DOL-OPS-16-A-0012/1605DC-18-F-00060. The contents of this publication do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement of same by the U.S. Government.

    • 19 min
    Future in Flux Episode 3

    Future in Flux Episode 3

    It's not uncommon for adults to change careers at midlife. Michael Carvalho was one of those career-changers. In this episode, he shares his complex experience working to navigate his job search through American Job Centers. And Josh Copus, director at the JFFLabs AWAKE Initiative, shares four core challenges and opportunities and corresponding behaviors that workforce systems can use to prepare to help workers like Michael in the future.

    *Please note: this episode contains depictions of violence that some people may find disturbing.*

    • 12 min
    Episode 7 - John Aiken (Minnesota)

    Episode 7 - John Aiken (Minnesota)

    In this episode, Joseph speaks with Minnesota’s John Aiken, state apprenticeship director, and Rick Martagon, apprenticeship supervisor.

    In This Episode
    [00:30] Get to know Minnesota’s apprenticeship agency
    [10:51] Starting an apprenticeship program
    [17:14] Process and timeline for approval
    [27:45] In-school youth apprenticeship
    [37:30] Pre-apprenticeship
    [41:26] Opportunity youth

    Developed with the U.S. Department of Labor. Pursuant to the National Apprenticeship Act, the Department of Labor works to expand opportunities related to apprenticeship programs. This project has been funded, either wholly or in part, with Federal funds from the Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration under the contract number/work order DOL-OPS-16-A-0012/1605DC-18-F-00060. The contents of this publication do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement of same by the U.S. Government.

    • 54 min
    Episode 6 - Katrina Vigil (New Mexico)

    Episode 6 - Katrina Vigil (New Mexico)

    In this episode, Joseph speaks with Katrina Vigil, State Apprenticeship Director of New Mexico.

    In This Episode
    [00:30] Get to know New Mexico’s State Apprenticeship Office
    [17:43] Registration approval process and timeline
    [18:50] Katrina talks about what her office has done to streamline the process.
    [25:07] Pre-apprenticeship
    [28:44] In-school youth apprenticeship
    [33:22] Opportunity youth

    Developed with the U.S. Department of Labor. Pursuant to the National Apprenticeship Act, the Department of Labor works to expand opportunities related to apprenticeship programs. This project has been funded, either wholly or in part, with Federal funds from the Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration under the contract number/work order DOL-OPS-16-A-0012/1605DC-18-F-00060. The contents of this publication do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement of same by the U.S. Government.

    • 40 min
    Episode 5 - Kathryn Castelloes - (North Carolina)

    Episode 5 - Kathryn Castelloes - (North Carolina)

    In this episode, Joseph speaks with Kathryn Castelloes, State Director of Apprenticeship in North Carolina.

    In This Episode
    [01:05] Get to know North Carolina’s apprenticeship agency
    [11:15] Registration process and timeline
    [15:58] Pre-Apprenticeship and in-school youth apprenticeship
    [29:53] Opportunity youth

    Developed with the U.S. Department of Labor. Pursuant to the National Apprenticeship Act, the Department of Labor works to expand opportunities related to apprenticeship programs. This project has been funded, either wholly or in part, with Federal funds from the Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration under the contract number/work order DOL-OPS-16-A-0012/1605DC-18-F-00060. The contents of this publication do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement of same by the U.S. Government.

    • 34 min
    Episode 4 - Eric Rood (California)

    Episode 4 - Eric Rood (California)

    In this episode, Joseph speaks with Eric Rood, the Chief of the Division of Apprenticeship Standards at California.

    In This Episode
    [01:06] Get to know the California’s Division of Apprenticeship Standards
    [19:30] Registration process and timeline
    [28:56] In-school youth apprenticeship
    [39:20] Pre-apprenticeship
    [47:15] Opportunity youth

    Developed with the U.S. Department of Labor. Pursuant to the National Apprenticeship Act, the Department of Labor works to expand opportunities related to apprenticeship programs. This project has been funded, either wholly or in part, with Federal funds from the Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration under the contract number/work order DOL-OPS-16-A-0012/1605DC-18-F-00060. The contents of this publication do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement of same by the U.S. Government.

    • 56 min

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