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November Breakfast at PA College of Health Sciences
11 / 14 / 2023 @ 7:15 am - 9:00 amFree – $40.00
Title: Apprenticeships: The Construction of Human Capital
Speaker: Tara Loew, Director of the PA Apprenticeship and Training Office for the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry
In the past few years, the ATO has developed programs not only for the trades but for a variety of industries including HR. Tara will share about the program, how it can benefit employers and the workforce, and information about funding the program. Additionally, Tara will bring an employer to share about their experience implementing apprenticeship programs and the benefits.
The gap between number of openings and number of unemployed people continues to grow. Connecting future workers to opportunities is a crucial piece in closing the “training gap.” Join Tara Loew as she shares the essential building blocks to building your workforce through a registered apprenticeship program.
1. Learn/raise awareness about the registered apprenticeship program
2. Provide resources to help with recruiting and workforce development
3. Opportunities to provide training and development for employees
About the Speaker:
Tara Loew started as the Director of the PA Apprenticeship and Training Office for the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry in early November 2020. During her short tenure, the Apprenticeship and Training Office (ATO) has already made great strides in reestablishing a strong foundation for the policy and program development of Registered Apprenticeship and Pre-Apprenticeship across the Commonwealth of PA. Additionally, the growing ATO team is working to embed a focus on apprenticeships within the state’s workforce system and continues to place an emphasis on equal opportunity standards and equitable selection procedures as well as increasing quality assurance and compliance efforts.
Tara came to her position at the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry with a wealth of experience in and passion for workforce program development targeting underrepresented populations and building partnerships for collective impact. Prior to her current role, she served as the Director of Operations at PACareerLink™ Lancaster County where she oversaw program operations and staff, worked closely with the instructor team, grew Youth Programming, and led the development of the Re-Entry Services Department- one of the only of its kind located in a PACareerLink™/American Job Center. To support her efforts at PACareerLink™, Tara worked closely with employers to highlight viable career pathways outside of the traditional 4-year college route, like Registered Apprenticeship. Prior to her time in Workforce Development, she worked in the non-profit sector overseeing career programming for opportunity youth and was a History and Social Studies secondary educator.