SLO Partners Team Share Insights on its Leading Apprenticeship Programs in Season Two of Hello Careers Podcast

[San Luis Obispo, March 2020]

SLO Partners, an initiative of the San Luis Obispo County Office of Education, is excited to announce the second season of its Hello Careers podcast. The podcast provides valuable insights and information for those interested in creating or managing apprenticeship programs, and businesses who want to learn more about modern apprenticeship.

 In the second season, host Mark Sylvester talks with the team at SLO Partners, graduates of the programs and businesses who have hired apprentices about a range of topics, including: 

  • Success stories, key learnings and organizational growth from the past year of apprenticeship
  • Insights in matchmaking, managing expectations and building a successful program 
  • How to get educational management onboard your program
  • Apprenticeship as a social responsibility and a big return on investment  
  • The future of apprenticeship 

“The second season of the podcast takes a deep-dive into what it really takes to create a successful program,” said Paula Mathias-Fryer, Program Director at SLO Partners. “Our county is now one of the leading providers of apprenticeship programs in California so we have a lot of success stories to share, but also key takeaways from what we’ve learned along the way. It really is a must-listen for anyone interested in starting an apprentice program.”

Listen to episodes aimed at the apprentice industry: and all episodes here:

About SLO Partners

SLO Partners’ mission is to engage business partners and educators in aligning workforce needs with career and college pathways that provide work experience opportunities to ensure that students have the skills and knowledge necessary for success in the workplace and businesses have the skilled workers required for a sound growing economy. SLO Partners was formed in 2014 as an initiative of the San Luis Obispo County Office of Education to address college and career readiness among the county’s population. SLO Partners has over 100 Apprentices working in SLO County in tech and manufacturing with a $4M annual impact to the local economy.