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NOVEMBER 13-14, 2023  |  The Hershey Lodge, Hershey, PA
325 University Dr, Hershey, PA 17033
PWDA is Pennsylvania's go-to resource for all things workforce development. The 2023 ApprenticeshipPA Collaborative and Expo will bring together stakeholders from across PA that are interested in strengthening the apprenticeship and work-based learning models as part of its workforce development strategy. Attendees will gain technical and practical knowledge on what it takes to launch an apprenticeship, how to sustain and retain the apprenticeship program, recruit and engage a talent pipeline, network with peers eager to engage in the apprenticeship ecosystem, highlights on existing program activities, and more!  

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*agenda subject to change



We have 5 rounds of workshops available for registered attendees with content encompassing the following topics:
The Apprenticeship Mechanics: Registering a Program
The Apprenticeship Mechanics: Program Quality and Compliance
Education & Training Providers
 Policy, Trends, and Next Gen Thinking

Workshops will provide attendees the knowledge, tools and resources to embed into their work on and around pre-apprenticeship, registered apprenticeship, and work-based learning (incl. grow-your-own models of training, incumbent worker activities, and similar 'earn and learn' approaches) in PA.

Targeted industries and occupations of interest include but are not limited to:  Building Trades, Advanced Manufacturing, Healthcare, Education (incl. early education), Agriculture, IT, etc. 

Proposals must clearly indicate the technical development and capacity building components and deliverables that attendees will receive. Proposals can vary in its format including creative thinking sessions, workgroups, panel discussions, and more. Objectives are for attendees to receive practical take-aways that gain knowledge, inform planning activities, enhance their existing models, and network with peers.  

Considering a workshop?? A more detailed description of workshops and potential interest areas are listed HERE.

Call for WORKSHOPS OPEN NOW through June 23, 2023! 

Please note: Workshops that highlight broad awareness, promotions, and general outreach about your existing registered pre-apprenticeship or apprenticeship work may be best suited for the Expo.



Meet the critical stakeholders who are interested in and implementing apprenticeship work. Network and converse with the key organizations and professionals who are building on Pennsylvania’s investment in apprenticeships to grow and expand work-based learning as a viable solution for workforce development


 ApprenticeshipPA is the place to highlight and share more details about your apprenticeship program, resources, and technical assistance. Utilize this opportunity for interactive demonstrations and discussions on your pre-apprenticeship and registered apprenticeship efforts.   

Check back for more information coming soon on sponsorship packages and Expo details.
Want to discuss in the meantime? Email Brittani Potts at [email protected] 


 ApprenticeshipPA Collaborative and Expo brought to you in partnership with:


  Disclaimer: PWDA is following guidance from local health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding COVID-19 including large gatherings. If you are sick, or feeling like you may be getting sick, we ask that you please stay home. Masks are available at the Event Concierge desk if you should need one. Please keep social distancing in mind when interacting with others.