Agencies Host Joint Webinar To Address Early Care and Workforce Shortages

WASHINGTON (June 7, 2022) – Three federal agencies hosted a 90-minute webinar to highlight how apprenticeships can strengthen early care and education workforces, May 25.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families Office of Early Childhood Development hosted the joint webinar, “Addressing Early Care and Education Workforce Shortages Through Registered Apprenticeships,” in partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Education.

According to the Administration for Children and Families Office of Early Childhood Development, “this high-impact 90-minute webinar highlights opportunities and examples of successful approaches to leveraging apprenticeships to bolster the early care and education workforce and address critical shortages.”

The webinar included:

Welcome & Opening Comments

Opportunities to Expand & Enhance ECE Apprenticeship Models

  • Brent Parton, Senior Advisor, Office of Apprenticeships, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor
  • Megan Baird, Deputy Administrator, Office of Apprenticeships, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor
  • Andrew Ridgeway, Division Director of Registered Apprenticeship & Policy, Office of Apprenticeships, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor
  • Teresa Collins, Executive Director, District 1199C Training & Upgrading Fund
  • Daniel Bustillo, Executive Director, Healthcare Career Advancement Program

Lessons from ECE Apprenticeship Programs

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Last modified on June 7, 2022