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Building a Diverse & Inclusive Workforce Through Apprenticeship

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Episode 7: Mary Wright, Program Manager for SHRM Human Resources Registered Apprenticeship Program Mary Wright, Program Manager for the newly launched SHRM Human Resources Registered Apprenticeship Program, discusses how “earn and learn” apprenticeships are helping to close the skills gap and enable employers to access new workforce talent. https://inclusiveapprenticeship.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Ep-311-PIA-Series-Mary_Wright_Apprenticeship_Program_Mgr_SHRM.mp3 Transcript Introduction: [00:00:00.96] Welcome to the Workology Podcast, a podcast for the disruptive workplace leader. Join host Jessica Miller-Merrell, founder of Workology.com, as she sits down and gets to the bottom of trends, tools and case studies for the business leader, HR and recruiting professional who is tired of the status quo. Now, here's Jessica with this episode of Workology. Jessica Miller-Merrell: [00:00:26.73] This episode of the Workology podcast is part of a podcast series powered by the Partnership on Inclusive Apprenticeship, or PIA. PIA is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy, or ODEP. In November of 2020, ODEP launched PIA to ensure all apprenticeship programs are inclusive and accessible to people with disabilities. PIA collaborates with employers and apprentice programs to help meet employer talent needs and enable people with disabilities to benefit from apprenticeships that increase their opportunities for lifelong access to high...
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The Future of Work: How the Tech Industry is Addressing the Skills Gap and Building a Diverse 21st Century Workforce

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Episode 6: Jackie Black, Director of Membership for the Consumer Technology Association Jackie Black, Director of Membership for the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), discusses the tech industry’s commitment to growing a diverse and inclusive 21st century workforce. She dives into how CTA's dedicated Future of Work initiatives, including the Apprenticeship Coalition and the 21st Century Workforce Council, are getting people back to work and preparing the workforce for the jobs of the future. https://inclusiveapprenticeship.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/ep-302-Jackie_Black_CTA.mp3 Transcript Introduction: [00:00:00.96] Welcome to the Workology Podcast, a podcast for the disruptive workplace leader. Join host Jessica Miller-Merrill, founder of Workology.com, as she sits down and gets to the bottom of trends, tools and case studies for the business leader, HR and recruiting professional who is tired of the status quo. Now, here's Jessica with this episode of Workology. Jessica Miller-Merrell: [00:00:26.22] This episode of the Workology podcast is part of a podcast series powered by the Partnership on Inclusive Apprenticeship, or PIA. PIA is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy, or ODEP. In November of 2020 ODEP launched PIA to ensure all apprenticeship programs are inclusive and accessible to people with disabilities. PIA collaborates with employers and apprenticeship programs to...
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The “Why” and “How” of Creating Inclusive Apprenticeships

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Episode 5: Josh Christianson, Project Director at the Partnership on Inclusive Apprenticeship (PIA) Josh Christianson, Project Director at the Partnership on Inclusive Apprenticeship (PIA), discusses the benefits of a diverse and inclusive workforce, how inclusive apprenticeship programs can support organizations’ diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility efforts (DEIA), and what it means to approach employment practices through an intersectional lens. https://inclusiveapprenticeship.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Ep-298_inclusive_apprenticeship_programs.mp3 Transcript Introduction: [00:00:00.96] Welcome to the Workology Podcast, a podcast for the disruptive workplace leader. Join host Jessica Miller-Merrill, founder of Workology.com, as she sits down and gets to the bottom of trends, tools and case studies for the business leader, HR and recruiting professional who is tired of the status quo. Now, here's Jessica with this episode of Workology. Jessica Miller-Merrell: [00:00:26.62] The Workology podcast is sponsored by UpscaleHR and Ace The HR Exam. This episode of the Workology podcast is part of a podcast series powered by the Partnership on Inclusive Apprenticeships, or PIA. PIA is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy, or ODEP. In November of 2020, ODEP launched PIA to ensure all apprenticeship programs are inclusive and accessible to people with disabilities. PIA collaborates with employers and apprenticeship programs to...
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Invisible Disabilities and the Workplace

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Episode 4: Devin Boyle, Director of Communications for PIA Inclusive apprenticeship programs help employers build a diverse and inclusive workforce of trained professionals, including those with mental health disabilities. Devin Boyle, Director of Communications for PIA, dispels the myths and stigma around mental health, opens up about her own bipolar disorder and PTSD, and discusses the benefits of hiring apprentices and employees with mental health and other invisible disabilities. https://inclusiveapprenticeship.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/ep-291-Partnership_on_inclusiveapprenticeships.mp3 Transcript Intro: [00:00:00.96] Welcome to the Workology Podcast, a podcast for the disruptive workplace leader. Join host Jessica Miller-Merrell, founder of Workology.com, as she sits down and gets to the bottom of trends, tools and case studies for the business leader, HR and recruiting professional who is tired of the status quo. Now, here's Jessica with this episode of Workology. Jessica Miller-Merrell: [00:00:26.73] The Workology podcast is sponsored by Upskill HR and Ace the HR Exam. This episode of the Workology Podcast is part of a series powered by the Partnership on Inclusive Apprenticeship, or PIA. PIA is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy, also known as ODEP. In November of 2020, ODEP launched PIA to ensure all apprenticeship programs are inclusive and accessible...
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How Apprenticeships Support Diversity & Inclusion in the Tech Workplace

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Episode 3: Jennifer Carlson, Executive Director of WTIA Workforce Institute. Inclusive apprenticeship programs can help employers train their future workforce. Jennifer said “We can’t create enough talent out of the traditional university ranks. We’re graduating approximately 75,000 people a year from computer science degrees, which is the first line of defense where companies go for talent. On average, there are 3 million jobs posted in tech every year. Investing in creating new talent is actually more effective and less costly, and it creates a more loyal workforce for companies that are making this investment.” https://inclusiveapprenticeship.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Ep-278-jennifer-carlson-from-apprenti-1.mp3 Transcript Intro: [00:00:00.96] Welcome to the Workology Podcast, a podcast for the disruptive workplace leader. Join host Jessica Miller-Merrell, founder of Workology.com, as she sits down and gets to the bottom of trends, tools, and case studies for the business leader, HR and recruiting professional who is tired of the status quo. Now, here's Jessica with this episode of Workology. Jessica Miller-Merrell: [00:00:26.19] More and more companies are discovering a proven strategy for building a highly skilled workforce supporting the growth and success of their business, and that is through apprenticeship programs. Combining classroom instruction with on-the-job training, apprenticeship programs can help your company bring...
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Creating a Diverse Workforce through Apprenticeship

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Episode 2: Sassy Outwater-Wright, executive director of the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (MABVI) More and more companies are discovering a proven strategy for building a highly-skilled workforce to grow and to thrive: apprenticeship programs. Combining classroom instruction with on-the-job training, apprenticeship programs can help your company bring new and more diverse talent into the workplace. https://inclusiveapprenticeship.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Episode-271-How-Apprenticeships-Help-People-with-Disabilities-Find-Work.mp3 Transcript Intro: [00:00:00.15] Welcome to the Workology Podcast, a podcast for the disruptive workplace leader. Join host Jessica Miller-Merrell, founder of Workology.com, as she sits down and gets to the bottom of trends, tools and case studies for the business leader, HR and recruiting professional who is tired of the status quo. Now, here's Jessica with this episode of Workology. Jessica Miller-Merrell: [00:00:25.53] This episode of the Workology podcast is part of a new podcast series powered by the Partnership on Inclusive Apprenticeship or PIA. PIA is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy, or ODEP. In November, ODEP launched PIA to ensure all apprenticeship programs are inclusive and accessible to people with disabilities. PIA collaborates with employers and apprenticeship programs to help meet employer talent needs and enable people with disabilities to benefit from...
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Why hiring apprentices with disabilities improves companies’ bottom line

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Episode 1: Vinz Koller, Senior Strategist for Capacity Building at Social Policy Research (SPR) Associates Vinz discusses what employers and HR leaders should know about the benefits of investing in inclusive apprenticeship programs https://inclusiveapprenticeship.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/ep-264-CHRO_Series_Vinz-Koller-KC-Render-1.22.21.mp3 Transcript Intro: [00:00:00.15] Welcome to the Workology Podcast, a podcast for the disruptive workplace leader. Join host Jessica Miller-Merrell, founder of Workology.com, as she sits down and gets to the bottom of trends, tools, and case studies for the business leader, HR, and recruiting professional who is tired of the status quo. Now, here's Jessica with this episode of Workology. Jessica Miller-Merrell: [00:00:25.32] More and more companies are discovering a proven strategy for building a highly skilled workforce to grow and to thrive. That is through apprenticeship programs. Combining classroom instruction with on-the-job training, apprenticeship programs can help your company bring a new and a more diverse talent pool into your workplace. This episode of the Workology podcast is part of a new podcast series powered by the Partnership on Inclusive Apprenticeship, or PIA. PIA is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy, or ODEP. In November, ODEP launched PIA to ensure all apprenticeship programs are inclusive and accessible to people...
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