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May 7th, 2024
2:00 PM EST

via Microsoft Teams Webinar

Join the National Institute for Innovation and Technology for a critical discussion on how we can bridge the gap between the K-12 education system and high-demand careers in the semiconductor and advanced manufacturing industries through apprenticeships. 


As part of the U.S. Department of Labor’s first Youth Apprenticeship Week (YAW), this live virtual panel will be held on May 7, 2024, and will engage experts from academia and industry to explore alternative career pathways to meet the growing demand for the future workforce. 


This accelerator will feature insights from:

  • Connie Adams, Infineon

  • Shelette Pleat, Capital Region BOCES

  • Dr. Laura Marmolejo, Austin Community College

  • Richard Turner, Rochester Technology and Manufacturing Association

  • Selena Berry, AeroStar Avion Institute

This panel will address the common myths surrounding vocational education and emphasize the in-demand, lucrative careers that apprenticeships can lead to. By connecting educational providers with industry leaders, we aim to debunk myths and highlight the practical, valuable pathways available to youth today.


Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions online during the panel, allowing for real-time engagement and clarification on the topics discussed.

To get involved with The Institute's celebration, visit the event page: YAW

To learn more about YAW, visit

This project has been funded, either wholly or in part, with Federal funds from the Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration under contract number 1605C2-22-C006, (GAINS – Growing Apprenticeships in Nanotechnology and Semiconductors). The contents of this publication do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Department of Labor, nor docs mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement of same by the U.S. Government.

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