[Webinar] Building a Nation of Learners: Expanding Community College Apprenticeships - September 16th, 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm EDT

DirectEmployers Association

DirectEmployers Association

September 16th, 2020
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM EDT

Higher education is often the gateway to a meaningful career, but it doesn’t always equate to a four (or more) year degree. Community colleges enroll nearly half of the country’s undergraduates and serve the majority of diverse, underrepresented student populations in the United States, ultimately producing skilled and trained professionals, ready to join the workforce and advance your diversity and inclusion efforts. With funding from the U.S. Department of Labor, the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) has developed the Expanding Community Colleges Apprenticeships program to increase the number of apprentice programs and services throughout the country.

Join Anne Hoeltke, AACC’s Executive Director of Apprenticeships to learn more about this program, the types of occupations that apprenticeships are conducive to and how to get your organization involved in the project that is projected to train 16,000 apprentices over the next three years.

Whether you are looking to "check the box" or go deep in ways that can boost morale and advance professional development, Jennifer will share various approaches you can take to ensure your workplace is not only free from discrimination but working affirmatively to hire and advance individuals with disabilities and veterans.


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Anne Hoeltke

Executive Director of Apprenticeships @American Association of Community Colleges

Anne Hoeltke, before coming to work for the American Association of Community Colleges to oversee their Expanding Community College Apprenticeships, worked for the Minnesota State System for sixteen years where she was the Director of Grants and Special Projects and brought in over $50 million in grant dollars. Hoeltke has been involved in standing up new registered apprenticeships, developing a credit for prior learning process, creating academic pathways with six new healthcare programs, and wrote and implemented a statewide Community Healthcare Worker curriculum and legislation for a sustainable funding stream for the emerging profession of the Community Health Worker under the Minnesota Medicaid state program.


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