Creating Gateways to Entry for Military Veterans in High Demand Roles through Apprenticeship

28 Feb 2018
09:00-10:00

Creating Gateways to Entry for Military Veterans in High Demand Roles through Apprenticeship

Apprenticeships are expanding beyond the traditional trades. How can you utilize apprenticeship to meet 21st century workforce needs and expand your veteran hiring all in one effort?  Apprenticeship can create pathways for veterans into high demand roles. Amazon’s “Joining Forces” initiative pledged to hire and train veterans in technology roles.  This session will discuss why the apprenticeship model made sense for Amazon to reach veterans, as and strategies used to create and implement apprenticeship.  Both internal and external partners are essential for success and we will go over how to both identify and engage those stakeholders.  We will cover roles and candidates which are the right fit for Apprenticeship.  Lastly, we will cover how the veteran apprenticeship is influencing broader diversity initiatives and career pathways within Amazon After completion of this session the audience will be able to: 1)    Determine if apprenticeship is a viable alternative for their organization 2)    Understand common pitfalls in establishing apprenticeship within an organization