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Local Government Apprenticeship & Workforce Strategies


The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of attracting and retaining top talent to perform essential services, especially in times of crisis but also during routine operation.

  • If hiring freezes are on the horizon, how will your local agency cross-train existing staff to learn new skills?
  • Does your local agency need an innovative, cost-effective strategy for talent development?
  • Apprenticeship, for trades and non-trades positions, is one solution that can meet your agency’s talent development needs for new and incumbent employees. 

Through partnerships with community colleges across California, cities, counties and special districts can strengthen and sustain a skilled workforce that meets evolving community needs.

In this webinar, participants’ learned about :

  • Apprenticeship’s economic and social impact on the organization and staff;
  • How an apprenticeship can work for your city, county or special district agency; and
  • One rural community’s experience implementing an apprenticeship for its human resource analyst position and future apprenticeship plans.
  • Corinna Pereira, Director of Apprenticeship Programs, West Hills Community College District
  • Laura Thompson, Strategic Advisor, Division of Apprenticeship Standards, State of California
  • Marissa Trejo, City Manager, Coalinga (unfortunately due to COVID-19 could not participate)
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Local Government Apprenticeship & Workforce Strategies

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