Roundtable on How to Expand Apprenticeships to Help More Workers
WASHINGTON – WEDNESDAY, November 15, in recognition of National Apprenticeship Week Committee on Education and the Workforce Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03), Higher Education and Workforce Development Subcommittee Ranking Member Susan Davis (CA-53), and Congresswoman Kathleen Rice (NY-04) will host a roundtable on the need to expand apprenticeships into new sectors.
Registered apprenticeships are a proven earn-as-you-learn model that offer workers employment opportunities that pay higher wages and offer advancement along a career path. Studies have shown that those who complete registered apprenticeship programs are estimated to earn $240,000 more over their careers. There is widespread support for expanding apprenticeships especially into new sectors such as technology, healthcare, and other professional services. This roundtable will bring together a diverse group of thought leaders to discuss how to expand apprenticeships and increase diversity within these quality programs.
- Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03), Ranking Member, Committee on Education & the Workforce
- Congresswoman Susan Davis (CA-53), Ranking Member, Higher Education and Workforce Development Subcommittee
- Congresswoman Kathleen Rice (NY-04)
- Angela Hanks, Associate Director of Workforce Development Policy, Center for American Progress
- Dr. Thomas Kriger, Research Director, North America’s Building Trades Unions
- Katie Spiker, Senior Federal Policy Analyst, National Skills Coalition
- Portia Wu, Director of Workforce Policy, Microsoft
- Kate Viar, Director, Amazon Public Policy
- Daniel Bustillo, Director, Healthcare Career Advancement Program (H-CAP)
- Aon Insurance
WHAT: Roundtable on expanding apprenticeships into new sectors
WHEN: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 2 p.m.
WHERE: 2261 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
RSVP: Media interested in attending should RSVP to Stephanie.Lalle@mail.house.gov.