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Apprenticeship: One Solution to Retaining Workers in a Tight Labor Market

Presenter: Shannon Munro

Location:
200 Technology Blvd., Room 243 200 Technology Boulevard State College, PA 16803

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Apprenticeship: One Solution to Retaining Workers in a Tight Labor Market

The labor shortage is not temporary.

There has been a seismic shift in the labor market that is impeding business growth and expansion. Businesses should be aware that this is the labor market reality we will be dealing with for a very long time.

Shannon Munro, VP Vice of Workforce Development will offer business insights on what is impacting the labor market and how apprenticeship programs can play a role in finding and retaining talent.

Topics Covered

  1. Current Labor Market Demographics and Challenges
  2. What every business needs to know about the current labor shortage
  3. What to understand about its effect on future planning for your company
  4. What role apprentice programs can play in finding and retaining top talent

Benefits of this session

  1. Deeper awareness of the reasons why employers are having a difficult time finding workers – labor market/demographic analysis
  2. Understand why retention of employees is so critical
  3. Learn about establishing an apprenticeship program – What is it? How does it work?

As a result of this session, you will:

  1. Understand long term labor market trends that are creating challenges with hiring qualified applicants
  2. Execute a plan to retain workers using apprenticeship
  3. Demonstrate a basic knowledge about apprenticeship and how it can be used to retain workers

NOTE: This is an In-Person Seminar and seating is limited so Advance Registration is Required. Following the session, in-person participants will be invited to enjoy lunch on the Terrace sponsored by Ben Franklin Technology Partners. Lunch will be available from Noon - 1:30 pm.

Anyone who registers will receive a link to Zoom to attend via Live Webinar in their confirmation email.

 

Meet the presenter

Shannon Munro is the Vice President for Workforce at Pennsylvania College of Technology. Shannon oversees the department responsible for developing and delivering training, consulting, and product development services for companies in multiple business sectors, including manufacturing, healthcare, clean energy and transportation. Her responsibilities include oversight of the Apprenticeship Center, Penn College at Wellsboro, WEDnetPA, the Clean Energy Center and the Plastics Innovation & Resource Center. She holds a B.A. degree from Bloomsburg University and an M.S. degree from Shippensburg University.

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