MIND THE GAP
This forum covers critical workforce and education topics at the local, state, and national levels. Mind the Gap elevates fundamental workforce-related themes via a series of sessions to connect employers, training programs, and prospective employees to assess barriers, deliver solutions to close the skills gap and provide insight to obtaining a rewarding career.
Addressing Workforce challenges through apprenticeships
This week marks the 7th annual National Apprenticeship Week, a nationwide celebration where industry, labor, workforce, education, and government leaders showcase the successes and value of Registered Apprenticeship for re-building our economy, advancing racial and gender equity, and supporting underserved communities.
We’re celebrating apprenticeships at our next Mind the Gap session, moderated by Chief Workforce Officer of SA WORX, Romanita Matta-Barrera, where panelists will share their experiences with apprenticeship programs, the benefits of apprenticeships, and the value they provide to employers and apprentices alike!
On Thursday, November 18th, panelists Bill Cox, Cox Manufacturing Company President & CEO and Quincy D. Harper Sr., USAF (Ret), Military Recruiting Liaison Accenture Federal Services will address what kinds of skills apprentices are learning and how they apply in different fields, what apprenticeships mean regarding the future of our economy, apprenticeship programs that are targeted for different groups, and much more. Also, a special message from Julian Alvarez III, Commissioner Representing Labor of the Texas Workforce Commission.
SA WORX Chief Workforce Officer Romanita Matta-Barrera highlights some of the most pressing issues in workforce, industry, education, and the future of work. The series brings local, state, and national guests to share their expertise surrounding key workforce matters.
The first session, Safety in the Workplace, featured a powerhouse all-female panel from Valero, Texas Mutual, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas and H-E-B discussing the organizations' respective policies and measures taken to ensure safety best practices for both on-site and off-site employees.