Upcoming Webinars

  • Pre-apprenticeship Programs: A Model for Skill-Enhancement with Strong Employment Connections

    Presenters: 
    Deborah Kobes & Jonathan Bibb
    Date/Time [EST]: 
    01/25/2018 - 1:00pm
    Description 

    Pre-apprenticeship programs are being implemented in states across the nation, helping individuals enhance their skills and secure employment in a range of industries. This webinar will:

    • provide an overview of pre-apprenticeship programs, from the types of skills on which they focus to their connection with Registered Apprenticeship programs, and
    • offer tips for partnering with and participating in these programs.

    The webinar will feature a Deborah Kobes, a national subject matter expert in work-based learning models from Jobs for the Future, as well as Jonathan Bibb, Director of the Arkansas Career and Training Institute (ACTI), from Arkansas Rehabilitation Services describing his successes and lessons learned with pre-apprenticeships.

    Space is limited. 

    This webinar is worth 1 CRC Credit. You must complete the webinar evaluation to receive credit for participating. 

    The JD-VRTAC is a national center housed at the Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) at the University of Massachusetts Boston. The center and its webinars are funded by the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) within the US Department of Education under grant #H264A140002

    Project 
    Job-Driven VRTAC
  • Key First Steps for Connecting with Registered Apprenticeship Programs

    Presenters: 
    Geri Scott, Ralph Roach, & Eric Ramsay
    Date/Time [EST]: 
    02/21/2018 - 3:00pm
    Description 

    This engaging, practical webinar will provide staff at state VR agencies with an overview of key first steps they can take to begin exploring partnerships with registered apprenticeship programs.

    An expert on this topic from Jobs for the Future, and staff from the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation of the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, will lay out the steps that state VR agencies can take to identify registered apprenticeship programs in their area. The presenters will also give recommendations for conducting outreach to those programs, explain the specific components of registered apprenticeship to explore in these initial conversations, and clarify the role that state VR agencies can play in these programs. 

    Space is limited.

    This webinar is worth 1 CRC credit. You must complete the evaluation at the end of the webinar to receive credit. 

    The JD-VRTAC is a national center housed at the Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) at the University of Massachusetts Boston. The center and its webinars are funded by the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) within the US Department of Education under grant #H264A140002