This video features four practitioners who discuss the opportunities for expanding apprenticeships under WIOA.  The participants document that WIOA enables them to match pre-approved apprenticeship curricula with work-based learning, thereby creating an “earn and learn” model.  They compare apprenticeship to the “HOV lane,” enabling them to put all the pieces together to meet the needs of both employers and job seekers. 

Participants include Danny Giddens, Executive Director of operations, North Carolina Division of Workforce Solutions; Walter Simmons, Program Manager, DC Department of Employment Services;  Keith Lawing, Senior Administrator, Regional Economic Area Partnership, Central Kansas; and Carla Calhoun, Deputy Director, Community Services and Employment Training, California.