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Thursday, September 14
11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Concurrent Breakout Session: Teacher Apprenticeships - State Workforce Agency Solutions to a National Challenge

Santa Anita C (Lobby Level)


Track: E&T

Teacher Apprenticeships: State Workforce Agency Solutions to a National Challenge

As the U.S. emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, school districts across the country have encountered significant teacher shortages. To address this challenge, state workforce agencies have led the way with the creation and expansion of teacher apprenticeship programs. Hear from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship and state workforce leaders about how they are leveraging apprenticeship programs to expand and strengthen the educator talent pipeline for school systems across the nation.


Ben Mays, Policy Director, NASWA


Joe M. Barela, Executive Director, Colorado Department of Labor & Employment
Manny Lamarre, Senior Policy Advisor, Employment & Training Administration, USDOL
Dewayne Scott, Deputy Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development

NASWA Affiliates