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    MVHRA Meeting - Presentation "Grow Your Own Workforce"

    Date: January 3, 2018, 11:30am – 1:00pm
    Great River Medical Center - Blackhawk Room
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    Grow Your Own Workforce”

    Presented by: Amy Beller, MPA

     Registered Apprenticeship Program Coordinator

    During this presentation: Mrs. Beller will present that Registered Apprenticeship is an option for any business looking to recruit, train, and retain their workforce.  You will gain an understanding of what components make a Registered Apprenticeship Program, why businesses and employees are benefiting from this program, and which industries are emerging in creating programs.   

    At the conclusion of this presentation attendees will understand:  

    • The five components of the Registered Apprenticeship program and the benefits to registering a program with the Department of Labor
    • The role of a Registered Apprenticeship sponsor and benefits to sponsors
    • The benefits to Registered Apprentices
    • What industries and positions are apprentice-able
    • The flexibility of the Registered Apprenticeship program model
    • National and state initiatives focused on Registered Apprenticeships

      Speaker’s Background & Experience:

      Amy Beller spent the first ten years of her career working for United States Senator Tom Harkin.  She held numerous positions with the Senator’s office ranging from scheduler, veterans and military constituent caseworker, and state outreach coordinator.

      She spent two years developing the Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement at Drake University.  Amy was the Assistant Director for Programming and External Relations where she helped to create the institute’s community and university programming, D.C. Experience Scholarship Program and was the liaison to Senator and Mrs. Harkin. 

      In December, 2016, Amy moved to Iowa Workforce Development as the Registered Apprenticeship Program Coordinator to assist in the management of the ApprenticeshipUSA Accelerator and State Expansion Grants. 

      Amy earned her Master’s in Public Administration from Drake University and her Bachelor’s degree from Buena Vista University.  She resides in Carlisle with her husband, Justin, and two young daughters. 

      HRCI (pending) for 1 (General) PHR/SPHR Recertification Credit Hour

      SHRM Approved for 1 SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Professional Development Credit

      “The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program.

      It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.”