Apprenticeship Development for Mid-Sized Firms (3.2)
Many small and mid-sized businesses in industries that have not traditionally relied on apprenticeships are interested in developing apprenticeship programs but lack the time, resources, or knowledge required to create them or identify existing programs that could be modified. This initiative invests in staff capacity to proactively identify the right businesses and help them with curriculum design, documentation, recruiting, revising HR policies, preparing supervisors, and other up-front requirements. Activities offer funding to incentivize employers to create (and hire from) apprenticeship programs.
SCORECARD FOR SHARED PROSPERITY: MEASURING CHANGE TO DRIVE COLLECTIVE ACTION
Civic Commons measures Greater Seattle’s shared prosperity by tracking the total well-being of its residents. Collectively these measurements are meant to help guide local decisions and drive greater equity. Learn More>
Please share your organization’s programs and activities in support of this initiative. The more we elevate best practices in the region, the more we can align resources to optimize impact.
Programs & Activities
AJAC Seeks to Expand Apprenticeships to Logistics, Engineering and Business Operations
AJAC serves as apprenticeship sponsor for interested advanced manufacturing firms ranging from aerospace, space exploration, defense, biomedical, and food manufacturing sectors. They prioritize providing apprenticeship training as career advancement strategy for incumbent/frontline manufacturing workers at small and medium-sized firms – companies who don’t have internal capacity to offer such programs on their own. Funds raised
Career Connect Washington Programs
https://vimeo.com/296767404 Career Connect Washington programs give students the chance to meet and work with people in jobs that interest them. There are a lot of ways to do this, and at different times. Some of these activities can start before high school, such as job fairs; others continue through early adulthood, such as internships and
Career Connect Washington Regional Enrollment Outcomes
The Career Connect Washington Progress Report was submitted earlier this month on behalf of the Career Connected Learning Cross Agency Work Group to Governor Inslee and the Washington State Legislature in fulfillment of ESS HB 2158, passed in the 2019 Legislative Session. For the Puget Sound region overall, 287 students under the age of 30
Ada Developers Academy
Ada’s mission is to prepare women and gender expansive adults to be software developers while advocating for inclusive and equitable work environments. They prioritize serving Black, Latine, Indigenous Americans, Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander, LGBTQIA+, and low-income people. Their cost-free training program includes a collaborative learning environment, individualized support (mentors, tutors, a network of mental