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Upcoming Visiting Dignitaries

Diversity in Employment: Vocational Training and Apprenticeships, Greenville SC.
June 15-18, 2014

A delegation of Israeli leaders, sponsored by the US Department of State, participated in a series of meetings at The Riley Institute in early June. These delegates are working to provide minority sectors within Israeli society - including Ultra-Orthodox, Israeli Arab and Bedouin populations - with the ability and skills to advance within the workforce.  Their overarching goal is to promote labor diversity and economic empowerment for minority and underserved communities.

While in the Greenville area, they took a private tour of the Civil Rights exhibit at the Upcountry History Museum. They also toured Furman University, where they met with Riley Institute leadership to discuss initiatives related to education and diversity in the workforce, in particular the Institute’s work with the New Tech Network and the Institute’s Diversity Leaders Initiative. They have site visits with Apprenticeship Carolina at the Bosch Rexroth Robotics Apprenticeship program in Fountain Inn and Piedmont Technical College’s Apprenticeship program.

Delegates remarked that Greenville was definitely the highlight of their trip to the United States due to the unmatched level of apprenticeship programs through Apprenticeship Carolina.

Click here to view the agenda.