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Creating an Equitable & Future-Focused Manufacturing Workforce with Apprenticeship
March 16, 2021: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Right now, American manufacturers are finding that they need to make near-term changes to their hiring and training practices in response to developments like these:
- COVID-19 has accelerated the automation revolution and placed a renewed emphasis on safety and efficiency, requiring manufacturers to hire workers who are skilled in new technologies and methods, and to train those who aren’t.
- Companies are awakening to the value and importance of offering equitable career opportunities, causing a shift in policies and procedures in order to widen the talent pool and provide equitable access to opportunities for career advancement throughout the workforce.
- President Joe Biden has unveiled an economic recovery plan to Build Back Better that includes a concerted effort to drive demand for goods made by American manufacturers, creating a need for a larger and better trained manufacturing workforce.
Apprenticeship has proved to be an effective means of training and upskilling new hires and incumbent workers in a wide variety of manufacturing occupations, such as machinist, CNC machine operator, manufacturing engineering technician, and many other high-demand roles.
Join JFF’s Center for Apprenticeship & Work-Based Learning with the AFL-CIO Working for America Institute to discover how apprenticeship can help your business become a more competitive player and an employer of choice for a diverse pool of talented workers from a wide range of backgrounds.
Don’t miss this free event! The day’s activities will include a regional networking opportunity and offer practical advice and insights for HR professionals, leaders of manufacturing companies, and anyone else who’s interested in learning how apprenticeship can build a diverse and dynamic talent pipeline filled with workers who are well prepared for the manufacturing jobs of today and tomorrow.