On Monday, June 8th, members of the MAX Leadership Network convened to learn about more about apprenticeships in general and impactful programs underway through Accenture, CareerRise, Goodwill of North Georgia, and Microsoft.
This discussion with the Leadership Network was designed to demystify apprenticeships, what they entail, and how to become registered with the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL). The group reviewed examples of earn-and-learn models: paid internships, on-the-job-training (OJT), pre-apprenticeships, and registered apprenticeships.
Says MAX vice chair Jenny Taylor with Goodwill of North Georgia, “Half of you are doing registered apprenticeship programs and may not know it!”
Joining Taylor for the discussion was Gina Rude with Accenture, Justin Haight with CareerRise on the CareerReadyATL program, and Nicole Young with Microsoft on the Microsoft LEAP program. In addition, the group heard a touching testimonial from Veronica Lightburn, a graduate of Goodwill’s apprenticeship program who completed her apprenticeship at Accenture and stayed on with Accenture to become a training program coordinator. Click here for a glimpse of Ligthburn’s story through a video released last year by Goodwill.
For more information on apprenticeships, click here to access USDOL’s one-stop platform to connect job seekers, job creators, training providers, parents, teachers, and federal and local workforce agencies with information and resources to learn more about apprenticeships, how to establish apprenticeship program, and how to access open apprenticeship opportunities.
Special thanks to Accenture for hosting this convening of the Leadership Network.
ABOUT THE MAX LEADERSHIP NETWORK
The MAX Leadership Network is comprised of workforce leaders who convene regularly to strengthen our collective capacity as workforce developers to meet the needs that employers have for a ready workforce.
Members of the Leadership Network are senior leaders representing nonprofit community based organizations, technical colleges, state agencies, local workforce boards, chambers of commerce, intermediaries, and other key partners in workforce.