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Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry

Feb. 13, 2018

First-ever Minnesota Apprenticeship Summit is March 7

Employers, are you looking to build your workforce with highly skilled workers? If so, you are invited to register and attend a free, one-day event at the Minnesota Apprenticeship Summit, March 7, 2018, in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.

The Summit will showcase best practices and explore strategies to expand apprenticeship to build Minnesota's 21st century workforce and includes speakers and panel discussions from a range of industries and organizations.

Workshops are designed for employers who have years of experience with apprenticeship and for employers interested in creating their first program. Registration is required, but there is no cost to attend the Summit, which includes breakfast, lunch and all workshops.

Apprenticeship industries for the Summit include construction, health care and manufacturing as well as other high-growth industries like transportation, IT and agriculture. Target audiences include:

  • employers -- large, small, urban and rural
  • employer associations
  • apprentices
  • educators -- all levels
  • apprenticeship sponsors
  • employers interested in developing an apprenticeship program
  • PIPELINE Program Industry Councils
  • workforce investment boards
  • community-based organizations

The event is hosted by Apprenticeship Minnesota. To learn more and register, visit www.dli.mn.gov/APPR/Summit.asp.

About Apprenticeship Minnesota

Apprenticeship Minnesota helps employers develop and register apprenticeship programs and promote workforce diversity through outreach and education. Minnesota's apprenticeship program allows employers to design their own apprenticeship program that provides apprentices with specific skills, training and job-related instruction tailored to the company's needs.

This Minnesota Apprenticeship Summit is wholly funded as part of a $200,000 U.S. Department of Labor ApprenticeshipUSA State Accelerator Grant.


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James Honerman, DLI
(651) 284-5313

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