It's National Apprenticeship Week. Check out these 7 educational events - Philly


Nov. 10, 2020 9:56 am

It’s National Apprenticeship Week. Check out these 7 educational events

Apprenticeship programs can help people with nontraditional backgrounds access jobs across industries like healthcare and STEM.
Apprenticeships provide on-the-job training for future care providers.

Apprenticeships provide on-the-job training for future care providers.

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Happy National Apprenticeship Week, Philly!

Often thought of as a staple of trade careers, apprenticeship programs are becoming increasingly important for companies looking for new talent in STEM, too. They give participants industry-level experience and sometimes offer certifications. By teaching skills that would otherwise involve cost-prohibitive measures like attending college, apprenticeships are building pathways for people from nontraditional backgrounds into tech jobs.

Interesting in learning more about how apprenticeships work, or signing up for one yourself? Check out one of these seven educational events hosted by Philadelphia-area organizations and others as part of the week:

Youth Apprenticeship Program Highlight: Medical Assistant Apprenticeship

ApprenticeshipPHL will host a virtual fireside chat with the team behind the Medical Assistant Youth Apprenticeship at Universal Audenried Charter School and staff from the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship. A close look at youth apprenticeship models, the local apprenticeship ecosystem will be among the topics of discussion.

GSK Apprentice Program Webinar

Pharma corporation GlaxoSmithKline will discuss their apprenticeship program in this webinar. Apprentices in their program learn about manufacturing, logistics and more. Upon completing the program, participants obtain an industry-recognized certificate of completion training credential from the Department of Labor.

  • Wednesday, Nov. 11
  • 11 a.m. to noon
  • Register

The Future of Work: Tech Apprenticeships Are the Solution for Tomorrow’s Workforce

This virtual discussion from the Consumer Technology Association will feature professionals from T-Mobile, and Bosch. Experts will discuss the role apprenticeships play at their companies in finding and keeping talent and how they can help create a more diverse, inclusive workforce as the economy rebounds from the pandemic.


Biomedical Technician Training (BTT) Pre-Apprenticeship Program Info Session

The Wistar Institute is hosting a virtual information session about its partnership program with the Community College of Philadelphia that prepares college students for work as laboratory technicians and research assistants.

  • Wednesday, Nov. 11
  • 4 to 5 p.m.
  • Attend on Zoom (meeting ID: 948 9611 9634, passcode: 146781)

Find Your Future: Apprenticeship Week Philly 2020 — Pre Apprenticeships

In this F.A.S.T. Foundation webinar presented in partnership with the likes of Philadelphia Works, the School District of Philadelphia and other stakeholders, high school students and young adults will learn about pre-apprenticeship opportunities from representatives at local programs, including healthcare, IT and advanced manufacturing.

Medical Assistant Apprentice Induction Ceremony & Roundtable Discussion

American Training Center and Cooper University Health Care will celebrate the induction of their first Medical Assistant Apprenticeship cohort with this virtual ceremony. A roundtable discussion about growing healthcare apprenticeship programs will follow the ceremony.

  • Thursday, Nov. 12
  • 9:30 to 11 a.m.
  • Register

Michael Butler is a 2020-2021 corps member for Report for America, an initiative of The Groundtruth Project that pairs young journalists with local newsrooms. This position is supported by the Lenfest Institute for Journalism. -30-

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