Apprenticeship Forward was a first of its kind convening, intended to continue the momentum around expanding apprenticeship in the U.S. It focused on three critical challenges facing this expansion: increasing industry engagement across a range of sectors and firms; addressing equity issues while diversifying the apprenticeship pipeline; and implementing new public policies that can support industry’s taking apprenticeship to scale.

  Noel Ginsburg  Chairman and CEO, Intertech Plastics, Inc. Founder and CEO, CareerWise Colorado

Noel Ginsburg
Chairman and CEO, Intertech Plastics, Inc.
Founder and CEO, CareerWise Colorado

  Governor Dannel P. Malloy  (D) Connecticut

Governor Dannel P. Malloy
(D) Connecticut

  Crystal Bridgeman  SIemens Foundation

Crystal Bridgeman
SIemens Foundation

  Fred Dedrick  National Fund for Workforce Solutions

Fred Dedrick
National Fund for Workforce Solutions

  David D. Etzwiler  Siemens Foundation

David D. Etzwiler
Siemens Foundation

  Edison Freire  JEVS Human Services

Edison Freire
JEVS Human Services

  Bridget Gainer  Aon Corporation

Bridget Gainer
Aon Corporation

  Allison Gerber  The Annie E. Casey Foundation

Allison Gerber
The Annie E. Casey Foundation

  Ellen Golombek  Colorado Department of Labor and Employment

Ellen Golombek
Colorado Department of Labor and Employment

  Angela Hanks  Center for American Progress

Angela Hanks
Center for American Progress

  Arienne Hegewisch  Institute for Women's Policy Research

Arienne Hegewisch
Institute for Women's Policy Research

  Myron Linn  Iowa Workforce Development

Myron Linn
Iowa Workforce Development

  Sylvia Rocha  Plumbers Local 12  

Sylvia Rocha
Plumbers Local 12
 

  Sarah Steinberg  JPMorgan Chase & Co. 

Sarah Steinberg
JPMorgan Chase & Co. 

  Art Lujan  North America's Building Trades Unions

Art Lujan
North America's Building Trades Unions

  Mary Alice McCarthy  New America

Mary Alice McCarthy
New America

  Stacey Rose  Kroger  

Stacey Rose
Kroger
 

  Andy Van Kleunen  National Skills Coalition

Andy Van Kleunen
National Skills Coalition

  Robert Lerman  Urban Institute  

Robert Lerman
Urban Institute
 

  Delegate Cory McCray  Maryland General Assembly

Delegate Cory McCray
Maryland General Assembly

  Grace Rutha  Philadelphia FIGHT  

Grace Rutha
Philadelphia FIGHT
 

  Mark Wagner  The Hartford

Mark Wagner
The Hartford

  Deb Linder  Precor  

Deb Linder
Precor
 

  Ed Richardson  Aon Corporation

Ed Richardson
Aon Corporation

  Martin Simon  National Governors Association   

Martin Simon
National Governors Association
 

  Carla Whitlock  Apprenticeship Carolina

Carla Whitlock
Apprenticeship Carolina

Apprenticeship Forward

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Highlights from Day 1 of Apprenticeship Forward, Part 1

Highlights from Day 1 of Apprenticeship  Forward, Part 2

Highlights from Day 2 of Apprenticeship Forward


Industry leaders discuss the changing state of apprenticeship in the U.S. economy

Apprentices from different industries share their stories
 

Crystal Bridgeman of the Siemens Foundation introduces keynote discussion

Mary Alice McCarthy introduces a series of panels on the future of apprenticeship

Practitioners discuss how to make apprenticeship programs more diverse

Keynote discussion with Governor Dannel Malloy
 

Bob Lerman of the Urban Institute gives closing remarks