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Registered Apprenticeship Programs: What's all the fuss?
Registered Apprenticeship (RA) career pathways and longer-term employment are a win for our business partners, clients and students, the workforce system, and education. It's a proven workforce talent solution for any industry with talent shortages now or in the future. What's not to like? Hear how these entities have partnered through various RA models. We will provide you the tools to dispel myths, share benefits, and most importantly identify pathways for your students and clients, so you can get involved.

Jul 27, 2022 10:00 AM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Kathy Meisinger
Director, Strategic Partnerships & Experiential Learning @Elgin Community College
Craig Schmidt
Vice President, Talent Development @Calumet Area Industrial Commission
Craig Schmidt currently serves as Vice President of Talent Development for the Calumet Area Industrial Commission. He leads federal and state grants that support training and apprenticeships in advanced manufacturing. He has worked in workforce development most of his career in higher education at Prairie State College and healthcare at Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. He has successfully written and led millions of dollars of grants over the years focused on creating a pipeline of skilled workers in high demand careers such as manufacturing, transportation, healthcare, and IT. Craig serves in leadership positions with numerous organizations in the Chicago Southland area, including past chairman of the board for The Chicago Southland Chamber of Commerce, the board of directors for the Homewood Area Chamber of Commerce, and also a member of the Chicago Southland Economic Development Corporation.