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20240328 | Empowering Apprenticeship Success: Strategies for Robust and Responsive Retention Services 

03-28-2024 03:24 PM

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During this webinar, we will explore a comprehensive approach to designing apprenticeship programs that are both inclusive and supportive, ensuring all apprentices can engage fully with their training and reach successful completion. Our discussion will focus on practical tactics for fostering an environment where apprentices thrive, including:

• Individualized Support Plans
• Financial Barrier Removal
• Partnerships and Referral Networks
• Utilizing Public Workforce Funding
• Navigation and Mentorship and Building Social Capital

Additionally, the session will highlight the importance of partnerships with community-based organizations, service agencies, workforce, and education partners. These collaborations are vital in identifying and mobilizing resources to support apprentices effectively. Participants will also learn how to strategically work with partners to determine the most suitable provider for various resources, ensuring apprentices have access to the navigators and mentors they need.

This webinar is an essential session for employers and RA sponsors looking to create or enhance an apprenticeship program that not only attracts but retains and successfully graduates skilled and motivated apprentices. Whether you're in the early stages of designing your program or looking to improve existing services, this session will equip you with the knowledge and strategies to make a meaningful difference in the lives of your apprentices.


Joshua Johnson

Director in Solutions Design & Delivery, Jobs for the Future (JFF)

Alan Dodkowitz

Apprenticeship Subject Matter Expert, Safal Partners

Mary DiBiase

Training Associate, Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI)

Additional Resources:

Disability Resources for Apprenticeship

Mary DiBiase:



DEIA in Registered Apprenticeship Innovation Hub Resources


Check out the DEIA in Registered Apprenticeship Framework HERE:


Check out the DEIA in Registered Apprenticeship Innovation Hub Main Page:


TA Application

Whether you’re looking to understand more about the apprenticeship model, build a new program in your region, or improve your program’s diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility practices, JFF’s Center for Apprenticeship & Work-Based Learning and our network of experts partners are available to support your efforts. Apply for no-cost Technical Assistance!


You can find a variety of resources in the DEIA in RA Resource Library- Check it out Here:


Check out JFF’s Mentorship Course HERE!


Are you invested in creating equitable and accessible opportunities through Registered Apprenticeship? Make the DEIA in Registered Apprenticeship PLEDGE Today!


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