As part of our ongoing field building efforts, ECEPTS is launching a new series of Deep Dive Webinars! These webinars focus on issues related to creation, expansion and sustainability of Registered Apprenticeships for the early learning and child care workforce. The information is geared to be useful and relevant to folks all around the country and initiatives in all stages of development (i.e., new, emerging, recently launched, well-established). Please join us!
DEEP DIVE #1
ECEPTS’ Role as an Intermediary: Supporting National Expansion of ECE Registered Apprenticeships
Monday, December 11, 2023 | 12:30-1:30 pm PST
In July 2023, ECEPTS was awarded a contract from the USDOL Office of Apprenticeship to serve as a national Industry Intermediary for ECE. The contract expands ECEPTS’ capacity to provide training and technical assistance in developing and expanding Registered Apprenticeships (RA) to meet the workforce development needs of the diverse ECE workforce. This Deep Dive will examine the role of ECE Industry Intermediaries and clarify the kinds of support and resources available to new and existing ECE RA initiatives.
DEEP DIVE #2
Centering Equity and Access: Fostering Participant Success in ECE Registered Apprenticeships
Monday, February 12, 2024 | 12:30-1:30 pm PST
Maintaining a strategic commitment to centering equity and access in all aspects of program design and implementation is essential to ensure participant success and program completion in ECE Registered Apprenticeship Programs (RAPs). This Deep Dive will explore what it means to challenge historic inequities and overcome systemic barriers in order to effectively engage the ECE workforce, encourage and embrace its diversity, and foster participant success professionally and academically.
DEEP DIVE #3
Getting the Right People on the Bus: Building Successful ECE Registered Apprenticeship Partnerships
Monday, April 8, 2024 | 12:30-1:30 pm PST
Building inclusive, community-based partnerships is essential to developing robust and sustainable ECE Registered Apprenticeship Programs (RAPs). This Deep Dive will examine the structure and composition of RAP Partnerships, highlighting the roles and responsibilities of ECE employers, community colleges and universities, program sponsors, industry intermediaries, and other stakeholders. Hear from ECEPTS Success Coordinators who have guided multiple community-based RAPs in successful program development and implementation.
DEEP DIVE #4
ECEPTS Youth Apprenticeships: Earn-and-Learn Pathways to Building the Future ECE Workforce
Monday, June 10, 2024 | 12:30-1:30 pm PST
Youth Apprenticeships provide work-based learning, paid employment, college credit, and industry-recognized credentials. Upon completion, participants are qualified for entry level positions in ECE programs. They are also eligible to enter Registered Apprenticeships leading to college degrees, better wages, and positions of greater responsibility in ECE and other fields (social services, education, health care). Learn about an ECEPTS Youth Apprenticeship pilot program with high schools in Oakland Unified School District.