A July 13 ACE webinar will explore the potential of work-based earn-and-learn models that offer pathways to postsecondary credentials and careers with family-sustaining wages.
Apprenticeship Programs: Collaborative Pathways to Work and Credentials is free for members of the ACE CREDIT College and University Network, a group of higher education institutions that consider ACE credit recommendations and other credit for prior learning options for transfer to degree programs.
Non-members can register for $99. To join the Network, click here.
Institutional administrators, chairs, deans, faculty, advisors, program coordinators and apprenticeship administrators can benefit from the webinar, which will take place from 2-3:30 pm EDT and addresses a topic receiving increased national attention from policymakers.
Among those participating are Eunice Bellinger, president of BridgeValley Community and Technical College, who will discuss her institution’s programs to serve returning students; and Amy Firestone, a program analyst with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship, who will explore the state of apprenticeships and the Registered Apprenticeship-College Consortium (RACC).
The webinar also will feature Tara Turley, ACE’s 2016 Student of the Year, who did an apprenticeship with the Charleston (WV) Electrical Apprenticeship Program and used ACE credit recommendations to gain college credit for many of her apprenticeship courses. Combined with credits from college courses taken in previous years, this helped Turley to obtain a Board of Governors Associate in Applied Science degree in 2016 from BridgeValley, where she also attended classes. She now is working on a bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University Online.
Click here for more information, including the full roster of webinar participants, and to register.