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Electrical apprentice Ethan Duquette on Making Apprenticeship Simpler
Patrick Cushing
July 5, 2024
Interview

Welcome to another instance of our Making Apprenticeship Simpler interviews, where we ask stakeholders from all corners of the apprenticeship sphere how to make apprenticeship simpler. Today, we're thrilled to have our first apprentice join the conversation, Ethan Duquette, an IEC apprentice based in Austin, Texas. Ethan shares his personal journey from high school graduate to embarking on a rewarding apprenticeship in the electrical trade. He highlights the pivotal role of mentorship and the simplicity of the application process, while also discussing the challenges of visibility in apprenticeship opportunities.

Coreen Blaylock on Making Apprenticeship Simpler
Patrick Cushing, Cory Blaylock
June 25, 2024
Interview

Welcome back to Workhands Interviews. In today’s episode, we were joined by Cory Blaylock, director of workforce partnerships at IPC International. Cory shared fascinating insights into the challenges and solutions in managing nationwide apprenticeships. She highlighted the complexities of dealing with state-specific regulations and the need for a standardized process to simplify training across multiple states. More importantly, Cory discussed the strategic use of tools to ease the documentation and compliance burden, making it smoother for employers of all sizes to implement effective apprenticeship programs. Thanks for tuning in, and we look forward to more enlightening discussions like hers on our podcast.

Bhavani Arabandi on Making Apprenticeship Simpler
Patrick Cushing, Bhavani Arabadi
June 12, 2024
Interview

Bhavani Arabandi, from the Urban Institute, discusses changing the narrative around college for all as being the top thing that can be done to make apprenticeships simpler.

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Register your own apprenticeship? Or work with an intermediary?

Should your organization work with an intermediary for your apprenticeship? Almost certainly, but here are the pros and cons to help you answer that question.
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What new on WorkHands in Q2 2024?

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Reviews

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Apprenticeships for America is a resource to anyone looking to better understand, and impact, apprenticeship-related legislation.
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Definitions

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Patrick Cushing
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Opinion

Why do we need more apprenticeship programs, anyways?

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