Apprenticeship is a proven strategy for preparing a diverse array of people to succeed in the workforce. Accordingly, many states are turning to apprenticeships to prepare a skilled workforce. In order to understand whether they are succeeding, states must collect data about apprenticeships. This webinar will discuss how Iowa and Washington collect data about participants in apprenticeship programs, and how they use that data to better understand how many people are earning apprenticeship certificates, how apprenticeship completers are faring in the labor market, and how to ensure more equitable skill attainment. It will also feature a discussion from the U.S Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship about its apprenticeship database, and how states can access their data.
Moderator: Jenna Leventoff, Senior Policy Analyst, Workforce Data Quality Campaign, National Skills Coalition
Future Ready Iowa: www.futurereadyiowa.gov – Iowa’s educational attainment resource site
Earn and Learn Iowa: www.earnandlearniowa.gov – Iowa’s Registered Apprenticeship site
Iowa Career Coach: www.iowacareercoach.gov – Iowa’s career exploration site including registered apprenticeship sponsors for apprenticeship occupations
Workforce Training Results Dashboard: http://wtb.wa.gov/WTRDashboard.asp
Workforce Training Results Data Explorer: