Tuesday, November 06, 2018 2:00 PM ~ 3:30 PM ET

One of the important markers for the success of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is connecting out-of-school youth to education and jobs. 


Apprenticeships play key roles in providing on-the-job training to youth participants.  Under WIOA, YouthBuild programs are recognized as pre-apprenticeship programs.  Making the career pathway connection from pre-apprenticeship programming to documented partnerships with apprenticeship sponsors has proven difficult for many YouthBuild programs.

In 2017, five Department of Labor (DOL) YouthBuild grantees in Atlanta, Georgia began working in conjunction with the Georgia State Office of Apprenticeship to establish partnerships with employers, business associations, and labor management organizations that sponsor apprenticeships.  Early results of this pilot project are promising.  Atlanta-based DOL YouthBuild grantees have established three documented partnerships with apprenticeship sponsors and have placed graduates in apprenticeships.

This webinar recounts the history of the Atlanta experience and shares lessons learned for the broader YouthBuild audience.  This webinar will answer the following questions:

  • How can YouthBuild grantees leverage Offices of Apprenticeship to initiate partnerships with apprenticeship sponsors?
  • What additional steps are required to equip YouthBuild graduates for apprenticeship?
  • How can YouthBuild grantees cultivate and sustain partnerships with apprenticeship sponsors?


Toni Wilson, Workforce Analyst, US Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration

William Kraus, State Director, Georgia State Office of Apprenticeship


Daryl Wright, Vice President for Employer Partnerships, YouthBuild USA

Charles Walker, YouthBuild Director, Urban League of Greater Atlanta

Ed Hall, Program Director, Future Seekers YouthBuild