Aspen Institute's Workforce Strategies Initiative Hosts Construction Industry Webinar May 15
Join the Aspen Institute's Workforce Strategies Initiative for The Long View: Strategies for Supporting the Retention and Advancement of Construction Workers and Apprentices, a webinar that will share information on the challenges of working in construction, apprenticeship completion rates in the building trades, and strategies to support the success of our construction workers.
Work in the construction industry can be difficult. From adjusting to the industry culture to dealing with periods of unemployment to managing the balance of life, work, and school as an apprentice, there are many pitfalls those entering the industry can fall into. Finding a path to an apprenticeship can be a long and unclear process, and once in apprenticeship, the challenges don't necessarily end. Construction apprenticeship completion rates in some states show that a significant number of apprentices do not finish with completion rates of women and people of color particularly troubling. Thus, those in pre-apprenticeship programs and construction workforce development efforts can't just think about initial placements and entry into the industry, but must really be focused on trying to provide long-term supports to these workers until they are on solid ground. In this webinar, researchers from AspenWSI will share findings on the challenges workers and apprentices face in the industry and share apprenticeship completion data they have seen in their research. Rhandi Berth, Vice President of WRTP/BIG STEP in Milwaukee, and Janice Urbanik, Director of Industry Partnerships at Partners for a Competitive Workforce in Cincinnati, will also share long-term support strategies they're using to help support construction workers retain employment, advance in the industry and complete apprenticeships.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
1:00-2:15 p.m. Eastern
12:00-1:15 p.m. Central
11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Mountain
10:00 a.m.-11:15 a.m. Pacific
The webinar will feature presentations and discussion from:
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