Business Engagement to Maximize Apprenticeships

Business U, Inc. was awarded a contract to deliver business engagement training for the State of California, Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DIR-DAS) to support the increase in apprenticeships across California linked to high growth sectors. This focus requires statewide strategies to maximize business engagement and awareness to expand and diversify Registered Apprenticeship opportunities to new sectors and underserved populations.

Through the ApprenticeshipUSA State Expansion Grants, the Department of Labor ETA awarded a $1.8 million grant to DIR-DAS to develop and expand apprenticeship programs in the state. This grant will help DIR-DAS double the number of apprentices over the next 10 years, increase opportunities for women and low-income groups, and extend apprenticeship programs to nontraditional, emerging industries.

Contact us to discuss how to bring Business U to your state or region to support the organization and development of business-facing staff to more effectively coordinate their outreach efforts and maximize apprenticeship opportunities.

Topics include:

  • Industry Engagement Approaches
  • Expanded Service Portfolio
  • Braided Funding Sources
  • Needs Assessment
  • Strategic Engagement of Businesses in Apprenticeship
  • Engagement Strategies: One-to-One & One to Many
  • Apprenticeship Outcomes

“As a manager in a State Division focused on job skills training, I am always skeptical of outside professional development organizations offering to provide staff training.  As an educator, trainer and frequent seminar presenter, I am hard to impress. Business U did their homework and were extremely effective in teaching to their audience, far exceeding my expectations. Backed with theory and research, they provided practical tools that could immediately be applied to improve our business outreach.


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Business U, INc.
907 Westwood Blvd. #324
Los Angeles, CA 90024
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