Latest Posts

Home

Facebook

Twitter

Search
About

Minnesota Apprenticeship Summit: “Build Your Workforce Through Apprenticeship”

As apprenticeship expansion continues to unfold across the country, it is important Minnesotans are aware and informed of apprenticeship opportunities here in the state.

Apprenticeship Minnesota, part of the state’s Department of Labor and Industry, is hosting a free, one-day apprenticeship summit on Wednesday, March 7 in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. The Minnesota Apprenticeship Summit is:

A day of free educational and networking opportunities celebrating the success of apprenticeship in Minnesota. The Summit will showcase best practices and explore strategies to expand apprenticeship to build Minnesota’s 21st century workforce.

Attendees can participate in workshops covering everything from promising practices in apprenticeship recruitment and retention to aligning career and technical education with building trades.

The Minnesota Apprenticeship Summit includes speakers and panel discussions from a range of industries and organizations. Workshops are designed for employers who have years of experience with apprenticeship, and for employers interested in creating their first program.

There’s a need for states to fill in-demand positions facing a shortage of job candidates with the necessary skills and abilities. A variety of industries benefit greatly from apprenticeship programs and will be highlighted at the Summit.

Apprenticeship industries for the Summit include construction, health care, and manufacturing as well as other high-growth industries like transportation, IT and agriculture. Target audiences include:

  • Employers—large, small, urban and rural
  • Employer associations
  • Educators—all levels
  • Apprenticeship sponsors
  • Employers interested in developing an apprenticeship program
  • PIPELINE Program Industry Councils
  • Workforce investment boards
  • Community-based organizations

The Minnesota Apprenticeship Summit is a free event, but registration is required to plan accordingly for breakfast, lunch, and all workshops.

Apprenticeships are designed to promote skills development, workplace readiness, and increase a worker’s earnings or employability. According to a report published by the Center, median wages for fields entered by apprenticeship are well-above the minimum wage in the Twin Cities region and Minnesota. To learn more about apprenticeship programs, visit the Center’s “Great Jobs Without a Four-Year Degree” website.

Comments

Subscribe

Categories

Upcoming Events

  • 2019 Annual Dinner Featuring Candace Owens

    Location: Hilton Minneapolis 1001 South Marquette Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55403

    From Brexit to Blexit… Britain’s exit from the European Union has not been smooth sailing. Since the leave date has been pushed back to October, Nigel Farage is now running for a seat in the European Parliament. That election date is May 23 which has forced him to cancel all American speaking engagements, including our Annual Dinner. Center of the American Experiment is pleased to announce that Candace Owens, the founder of the Blexit movement and host of The Candace Owens Show, will now be presenting the keynote address at our 2019 Annual Dinner on May 18. We are excited…

    Register Now
  • The Diversity Delusion

    Location: Hilton Minneapolis 1001 South Marquette Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55403

    Please join Center of the American Experiment on Wednesday, April 24th at the Hilton Hotel for a lunch forum with Heather Mac Donald as she discusses her new book, The Diversity Delusion: How Race and Gender Pandering Corrupt the University and Undermine Our Culture.  Heather Mac Donald is the Thomas W. Smith Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a contributing editor of City Journal, and a New York Times bestselling author. She is a recipient of the 2005 Bradley Prize. Mac Donald’s work at City Journal has covered a range of topics, including higher education, immigration, policing, homelessness and homeless advocacy, criminal-justice reform, and race…

    Register Now