Apprenticeships: Impact, Benefit, and Outcomes


Apprenticeships: Impact, Benefit, and Outcomes


In April 2019, Dan Black, chair of the NACE Advocacy Advisory Committee; Sam Ratcliffe, incoming chair; Marilyn Mackes, NACE executive director; and Edwin Koc, NACE director of research, public policy, and legislative affairs, met with legislative staff and public policy leaders in Washington, D.C., to discuss a range of issues affecting higher education and employment.

The NACE representatives held a meeting with Megan Baird, new division chief; Angela McDaniel, and Michelle Mills from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Office of Apprenticeships, to discuss how NACE could support the DOL’s apprenticeship program.

Join Michelle Mills, U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), to examine the impact and benefits of apprenticeships for the student, the college, and the employer. Explore case studies and strategies for including apprenticeships as part of an experiential experience. Gain strategies for collaborating and executing a high-quality and meaningful apprenticeship experience for your constituents.

Following this program, you will be able to:

  • Define and identify components of a quality apprenticeship;
  • Examine benefits associated with an apprenticeship;
  • Review case studies with a focus on practical strategies; and
  • Initiate an apprenticeship program on your campus featuring collaboration between the school and the employer.


Michelle Mills, Education Programs Lead, U.S. Department of Labor

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