ACT Ready for Work

Podcast Episode 11: Apprenticeship and Work-Based Learning

Work-based or “on-the-job” learning through apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs benefits learners from all education and socioeconomic levels and put them on a fast track to high-wage, nationally portable careers.

In this episode of “Ready for Work," we talk to leaders in postsecondary education and business about the use of work-based learning programs at the community level and the personal and economic results that can be gained from creating such programs. Among the topics:

  • How work-based learning and apprenticeship enhance other training methods
  • How apprenticeships help learners who have not previously been successful in traditional education
  • The effectiveness and return on investment for apprenticeship programs
  • How these initiatives are typically funded
  • What it takes to launch a successful initiative
  • How apprenticeship programs can leverage national certifications to improve outcomes
  • The future of apprenticeship models and what it will take to support them
  • Why industry partner engagement is crucial to initiative success
  • And more!
“We gain by recruiting locally, putting the right people in the right jobs, using WorkKeys as an aptitude test. It’s really a win-win all the way around."
Trudy Maszlauer
NV Energy
Las Vegas, Nevada

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Episode Guests

  • John Wensveen, Miami Dade College
  • Trudy Haszlauer, NV Energy
  • Tammy Green, Metropolitan Community College