KHSA 2021 Spring Virtual Conference
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Wednesday, April 14 • 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Growing the Early Childhood Workforce: Youth Apprenticeships

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Hiring qualified staff in the early care and education sector has become increasingly difficult. The Governor’s Office of Early Childhood, in collaboration the TRACK program and Family and Consumer Sciences, created the Kentucky Youth Apprenticeship in Early Childhood Education to meet current workforce recruitment and retention issues. Apprenticeships offer a new pathway for workforce development that combines on-site experience and learning with educational preparation, all without incurring post-secondary loan debt. During this sessions, attendees will learn the details of the Kentucky Youth Apprenticeship program, hear about the Family and Consumer Sciences programming from FCS teachers, and learn about the process for implementing an apprenticeship program at a Head Start facility.

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Brenda Hagan

Governor's Office of Early Childhood
Brenda began working in childcare in 1992 in a variety of roles.  In 2003, she opened Crocus Learning Centers, and in 2015 through the Kentucky Department of Education, Tech-Ready Apprenticeships and Careers, designed and developed the first Youth Apprenticeship in Early Childhood... Read More →
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Mary Taylor

Kentucky Department of Education
Mary Taylor is a Training and Development Specialist for the Kentucky Department of Education’s Office of Career and Technical Education. One of Mary’s primary responsibilities is to manage the Tech Ready Apprentices for Careers in Kentucky (TRACK) Youth Apprenticeship program... Read More →
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Kayla Godbey

Kentucky Department of Education
Kayla Godbey graduated in 2006 from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Education. In 2010, she graduated with Master of Science in Career, Technical and Leadership Education. She taught Family and Consumer Sciences Education... Read More →
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Lisa Slaven

Hardin County Schools
Lisa Slaven spent 10 years as a Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher building up her schools Early Childhood Pathway and introducing the Fundamentals of Teaching Pathway to her district. She piloted the Early Childhood Education Apprenticeship for the state of Kentucky. She served... Read More →

Wednesday April 14, 2021 1:45pm - 3:15pm EDT