E22: Apprenticeships Still Work

Maria del Mar Cabiya, the new Director of Apprenticeship Strategies, discusses who she is, how Apprenticeship PHL is addressing apprenticeships during COVID-19, and the effects of the skills gap and upskilling on workforce.

Learn why apprenticeships work and how they are adapting and expanding in and around Philadelphia even as the city navigates unemployment concerns during a pandemic. Maria shares information on the “earn while you learn” apprenticeship model and strategic approaches to economic recovery using upskilling to close the skills gap, especially as social justice movements remind people of the importance of equity in the diverse City of Philadelphia and beyond.