Registered Apprenticeship Programs Past Webinars


Past Registered Apprenticeship Webinars

Check out all of the previous webinars WiM, in partnership with exceptional organizations, have created to bring awareness to the benefits of Registered Apprenticeship Programs.

Through the Women in Manufacturing Association's® (WiM) partnership with Jobs for the Future, WiM Corporate Members, Chapters, and Individual Members have access to a streamlined way of building their own Registered Apprenticeship Program. Jobs for the Future works to connect interested corporations with the appropriate partner to carry out a successful and equitable Registered Apprenticeship Program by providing technical assistance in recruiting, retaining, and training women in manufacturing Registered Apprenticeship Programs.

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Best Practices Webinar: Recruiting for a RAP

Dorinda Byers and Dina Igoe from the Manhattan Strategy Group joined us for a Registered Apprenticeship Program Best Practices webinar focusing on recruitment. They covered recruiting 101, successful recruitment techniques and the importance of developing relationships and engagement.

Managing an Apprenticeship Program in Partnership with a Union

Stu Bass with ProjectWorx and Becky Calwell with Jobs for the Future, joined us for a Registered Apprenticeship Program Best Practices Webinar. They spoke on how to work with both management and unions in order to start a Registered Apprenticeship Program at your company. Topics for the webinar included the role of unions in registered apprenticeship, how labor management collaboration enhances apprenticeship, and the benefits of a joint apprenticeship program.

Targeted Recruiting and Retention Practices for RAPs

Melissa MacGregor, Director of Jobs for the Future joined us to talk about strategies for recruiting and retaining manufacturing talent through registered apprenticeship training, ways to make small internal changes for big impact in attracting talent and how to target your recruiting to a specific population.

Best Practices Webinar: Registered Apprenticeship 101

Scott brings his wealth of knowledge to WiM and shares information on where to begin with Registered Apprenticeship Programs. He discusses the ins and outs and some of the most common questions when it comes to starting a program.

Best Practices Panel Discussion

Starr Sherman from Cuyahoga Community College, Shana Peschek from Machinists Institute and Dave Guinn from Wayne County Community College spoke with Allison Grealis about how using outside resources could enhance Registered Apprenticeship Programs.

Best Practices Webinar with Susan Emmerich of BASF

Susan spoke with WiM about how BASF started their Registered Apprenticeship Program and in just two years was able to grow from 4 locations to 23.

Best Practices Webinar with Cheryl Thompson of CADIA

Cheryl shared with WiM her experiences as an Apprentice and how it helped catapult her career.

Lunch and Learn Panel Discussion

Nel Cowham with Pridgeon & Clay, Valeries Hughes with GE Appliances, a Haier Company and Mary Hofstra with Grand Rapids Community College

WiM had a panel discussion on the benefits of having a Registered Apprenticeship Program and how it can help train and retain employees.