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TAEF leads U.K. trade mission to California: 23rd – 26th April 2018

After successful trade missions to the east coast of America, TAEF will be organizing its first trade mission to the west coast in April 2018.

The latest apprenticeship trade mission will focus on boosting apprenticeships in non-traditional sectors of the U.S. economy: including healthcare; EdTech; cyber security; digital IT; business services, public sector, advanced manufacturing, retail and transport logistics.

If you are a U.K. apprenticeship service provider and you are interested in expanding your service offer to California, then this trade mission is for you! Register your interest for further details.

EVENT: City Corporation of London and Atlantic Apprenticeships hosts roundtable with Square Mile employers

On 27th February, City Corporation of London will host a roundtable of Square Mile employers with TAEF and its strategic partner, the Open University (OU).

The roundtable will discuss the prospect of launching the first Transatlantic Apprenticeship Exchange Program later in 2018. The scheme will enable multinational firms in the U.K., with operations in the U.S., to take advantage of the ability to offer their UK employees up to one year on a supported degree apprenticeship program in the United States. This event is invite only.

TAEF President meets lawmakers on Capitol Hill to discuss new Apprenticeship Bill

As part of the (February) 2018 Skills Summit in Washington D.C., TAEF founder and President, Tom Bewick, led a U.K. delegation to Capitol Hill to meet with policymakers interested in expanding apprenticeships.

Meeting with the office of House Representative Susan Davis (D) from California, a discussion took place about how to improve bi-partisan efforts that can support the scaling up of more high-quality apprenticeships. A further roundtable is planned in March 2018, with the aim of drafting a new bi-partisan Apprenticeship Bill. Congressional lawmakers are very interested in the U.K. model of expansion and how the role of workforce intermediaries, like Apprenticeship Service Providers, can help in the expansion effort.

TAEF President, Tom Bewick, co-authors ‘Making Apprenticeships Work’ in the U.S.

A major contribution to the expansion of American Apprenticeships has taken shape in the form of a White Paper published by University Ventures – a unique investment firm reimagining the future of U.S. higher education.

Authored by TAEF President, Tom Bewick and University Ventures Managing Director, Ryan Craig, the paper puts forward 5 practical policy recommendations that could help scale high-quality apprenticeships in the United States – particularly in the non-traditional sectors like the new digital industries.

Download a free copy of the report


3rd TAEF Annual Forum & Trade Mission helps America meet its ‘moon-shot goal’ of 5 million additional apprentices

TAEF organized a successful 3rd Annual Trade Mission and Forum in Washington D.C. (12th – 15th November)

The theme of this year’s event, which attracted over 200 organizations, looked at how to meet the ‘moon-shot goal’ of 5 million additional apprentices by 2022. In partnership with the Urban Institute, expert panels discussed topics ranging from how U.S. firms can finance taking on apprentices to selling and organizing apprenticeships that promotes them more effectively.

You can access the proceedings of the 3rd Annual TAEF event here:

Our President, Tom Bewick, gave his annual keynote address to the Forum: ‘Learning from England’s Apprenticeship Expansion’ Download a copy of his speech and presentation

TAEF partners with Franklin Apprenticeships in the USA to help UK providers access more market opportunities

TAEF is delighted to announce a strategic partnership with Franklin Apprenticeships LLC based in the United States.

Tom Bewick, President of TAEF, said: “I’m delighted that TAEF has now got a home on both sides of the Atlantic. By partnering with Franklin Apprenticeships, TAEF members are able to access additional expertise and services from an excellent capacity building and consulting organization that is forging a 21st century American Apprenticeship Movement.”

Kim Nichols, CEO of Franklin Apprenticeships, said: “The partnership between Atlantic Apprenticeships based in the U.K. and Franklin Apprenticeships based in the U.S. means we can provide an unrivalled and comprehensive service to our clients on both sides of the pond. In particular, Franklin looks forward to helping TAEF members execute their market expansion and business strategies on the ground in the United States.”