Greater Washington Apprentice Network
Bringing opportunity to our regional workforce
In the Fall of 2020, great minds at Accenture, Aon, and the Chamber came together and created The Greater Washington Apprentice Network. The Network's mission is to help employers in the Region explore and develop an apprentice-based model of recruitment and training.
Apprenticeships offer an opportunity to “earn and learn,” meaning that employees receive needed on-the-job training while still earning a living. While some skills are well suited to be developed within an educational environment, others, including soft skills such as team building and leadership, can best be developed within the workplace.
Through apprentice programs, Employers can impart key skills and train workers in their own methods and techniques, the cost of which can be recovered through employee loyalty and retention, providing the kind of workplace the 21st century workforce expects: diverse, inclusive, collaborative, and innovative.
The Greater Washington Apprentice Network brings together employers, academic institutions, public and private sectors. Employers gain access to best practices from organizational peers, sources of prospective apprentice candidates, support services, academic institutions, and training resources.
The GWAN meets on the first Tuesday of each month for an Employer Briefing. The featured speakers for the August GWAN Employer Briefing are:
- The Featured Employer is AWS.
- The Featured Resource is ICF.
August 3rd Free | 2-3PM | Live Virtual Event | Register here.
The Greater Washington Apprentice Network was founded in partnership with Aon, Accenture, Amazon Web Services, Appteon, NTConcepts, Nestlé USA, and SHRM, and built on the model of the highly successful Chicago Apprenticeship Network.