Webinar: Empowering Stories from Black Women in Inclusive Apprenticeships

Empowering Stories from Black Women in Inclusive Apprenticeships Webinar
Tuesday, February 28, 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET

Join the Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and the Office of Apprenticeship (OA) for a webinar honoring Black History Month on Tuesday, February 28th, at 2:00 p.m. ET. This virtual event will feature apprentices as well as guests from the Partnership on Inclusive Apprenticeship (PIA), an initiative funded by ODEP. PIA’s experts will share resources, tools, and ideas to help you create inclusive apprenticeship programs that are appealing to apprentices from underrepresented groups. During the webinar, you will also hear success stories from Black female apprentices (one who is a Veteran and one who has a disability) and learn about the many benefits of apprenticeship.


Scott Michael Robertson, Ph.D.
Dr. Robertson is an autistic adult and a senior policy advisor in the Office of Disability Employment Policy in the U.S. Department of Labor.

Randy Copeland
Randy Copeland is a Program Analyst on the Business Engagement Team in the Office of Apprenticeship.


Nikcole Johnson
Nikcole Johnson will share her experience pursuing an accessible technology apprenticeship with Helix Opportunity after being diagnosed with mental illness.

Kristin Strand
Military Veteran, Kristin Strand, will share how her experience in the Apprenti Tech Apprenticeship program helped advance her career in cybersecurity.

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Scott Michael Robertson, Ph.D., Senior Policy Adviser in the Office of Disability Employment Policy, U.S. Department of Labor, Robertson.Scott.M@dol.gov

Angela McDaniel, Equity Project Manager in the Office of Apprenticeship, U.S. Department of Labor, McDaniel.Angela@dol.gov

Carolyn Renick, Apprenticeship, Licensing and Credentialing Lead, Veterans Employment and Training Service, U.S. Department of Labor, Renick.Carolyn.g@dol.gov

Mark Toal, Director, Office of Strategic Outreach at Veterans’ Employment and Training Service, Department of Labor, Toal.Mark.J@dol.gov

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