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Classrooms + Workplaces: Building Work-Based Learning Partnerships (Webinar for Employers)
Expanding innovative work-based learning opportunities across Iowa benefits everyone. Employers enhance their early talent pipelines while students jump-start rewarding careers in advanced manufacturing, agriculture, healthcare, information technology and other fields. With about 40 percent of high school graduates not going directly to college, it’s critical to provide more access to outstanding alternative future-ready pathways. Please join us Wednesday, March 29, 9 a.m.-10 a.m., to learn more about Registered Apprenticeships, internships and other engaging work-based learning options, and the dynamic partnerships that make them possible.

Webinar Agenda:
Welcome: Beth Townsend, Iowa Workforce Development Director

Overview: Linda Fandel, Governor’s Liaison for Work-Based Learning, Iowa Workforce Development

How schools and businesses see work-based learning: Paula Wright, Musco Talent Outreach Manager and recently retired Oskaloosa Community School District Superintendent

What classrooms and workplaces give and get: Jeff Weld, Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council Executive Director

High school Registered Apprenticeships/Quality Pre-Apprenticeships:

- Kris Byam, Interim Division Administrator, Workforce Training and Education, Iowa Workforce Development

- Debra Fox, Registered Apprenticeship Program Coordinator, Iowa Workforce Development

- Jennifer Gray, Registered Apprenticeship Program Coordinator, Iowa Workforce Development

High School internships: Kristy Volesky, Work-Based Learning Consultant, Iowa Department of Education

Summer Youth Internship Program: Karen Evans, Grant Manager, Future Ready Iowa, Iowa Workforce Development

STEM BEST: Tanya Hunt, Project Coordinator, Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council

Teacher Externships: Marc Benedict, Program Coordinator, Iowa STEM Teacher Externships, Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council

Iowa Clearinghouse for Work-Based Learning: Laura Williams, 21st Century Learning Specialist, Area Education Agency

Mar 29, 2023 09:00 AM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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