Talking Points: How Diverse and Inclusive Apprenticeships Address Employer Needs

This tool is designed to help you discuss the value of diversity as you work with employers to bring apprenticeships to their workforce.

Publication Date
Sept. 6 2017

Apprenticeship is a proven work-based learning model that can provide a pipeline of skilled employees and help businesses develop new, high-quality talent pools that include women, people of color, and opportunity youth. 

This tool is designed for business services representatives, job developers and other practitioners looking to engage employers in talent development. The talking points are organized to align common business concerns – high turnover, the cost of internal development programs, lack of diversity and inclusion, and the need to maximize company value – with the solution of equitable and inclusive apprenticeships. The user-friendly format provides questions staff can ask employers to learn more about their workforce needs, backed by facts and supports available to employers as they take steps to build a skilled and diverse staff.

This project has been funded, either wholly or in part, with Federal funds from the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, under contract Number DOL-ETA-16-C-0124. The contents of this publication do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement of the same by the U.S. Government.