The Director's Chair: October 2022
Updated: Oct 20
I WANT TO jump ahead a month and make all of you aware of a very special National Apprenticeship Week coming up November 14-18, during which a number of events, both live and virtual, will take place throughout the state. This will be a time to celebrate those Arkansans who have completed a Registered Apprenticeship Program, as well as those employers who have partnered with us to hire these apprentices.
We at ACDS would like to encourage employers statewide to participate in any and all of these events, and if you would like to host one of them, we can help you plan it. Registered Apprenticeship Programs can be nothing less than life changing for the incredible pathways into new and exciting IT careers that they open for so many people in our communities.
Here is the current schedule:
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14:
Employer Forum—The Apprenticeship Model
Virtual: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Day in the Life
Virtual: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15:
120-Day Cybersecurity Sprint Celebration
Virtual Statewide; live in Little Rock: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Rural LISC & TPM: Thomas P. Miller and Associates–all sectors
Little Rock: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Webinar: Apprenticeships at the Intersection of Capability & Opportunity
Virtual: 3 to 3:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16:
Advanced Energy: AAEA Apprenticeship Signing Day
Virtual: 10 to 11 a.m.
ACDS–DRA Grant: “Scale Up and Scale Out–5 Counties”
Virtual: 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Shiloh Technologies - Tour and Apprentice Celebration Private: 9 a.m. to 12 noon
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17:
Virtual Statewide: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
ACDS Talent Team Webinar
Virtual: 1 to 1:45 p.m.
Healthcare: Office of Skills Development Webinar
Virtual: 11 to 11:45 a.m.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18:
Transitions Overwatch: Veterans in the Arkansas Workforce
NWA: 10 to 11 a.m.
Company Specific Apprenticeship Graduation
Bentonville: 3 to 4 p.m.
Check out our website (www.acds.co), as other events may be added.