Detroit News' coverage of Jill Biden and President Obama's unveiling of $175 million in grants to boost apprenticeships — including $11 million for three Michigan projects — and a renewed call for two years of free community college for students with above-average grades. Click the "View Page Now" button to the right to view the full article.
The One-Year Anniversary of the signing of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is commemorated by Secretary of Labor Tom Perez and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan in this short video. Apprenticeship is highlighted as a key part of the expanded access American workers will have to enter training that leads to career pathways through WIOA.
Originally posted on the USDOL Official Blog page on May 10 and authored by ETA Deputy Assistant Secretary Eric Seleznow, the story of Kelli Gilliam, successful mother of four and the first woman to be general foreman for hull trades at Newport News Shipbuilding, is a great example of the opportunities Apprenticeship can provide. Read more on Kelli's journey here.
One-pager providing an overview of the ApprenticeshipUSA initiative...Why it's important; What it means for employers and workers; and More on how to get involved.
Broderick Johnson, Assistant to the President and Cabinet Secretary, and Chair of the My Brother’s Keeper Task Force penned this article on President Obama’s support for the launch of a new private-sector entity, the My Brother's Keeper Alliance, made up of a diverse range of philanthropic, community, and private-sector partners pledging to work to expand opportunity for youth, strengthen the American workforce, and fortify the economic stability of communities across America. The article highlights the role the American Apprenticeship Initiative plays in providing these opportunities. Read more by clicking the ‘View Page Now' button to the right.
The White House and the U.S. Department of Labor have jointly announced the launch of the ApprenticeshipUSA LEADERS initiative to encourage employers to join the effort to increase their talent pipelines and expand Apprenticeship in the U.S. Are you ready to become a LEADER today? Apprenticeship USA! Read more here.
Secretary of Labor Tom E. Perez has announced the availability of $100 million in grants in support of the American Apprenticeship Initiative (AAI). The funding aims to provide a catalyst in supporting a uniquely American Apprenticeship system that meets our country’s particular economic, industry and workforce needs. This historic investment will help more workers participate in apprenticeships, and provide support for public-private partnerships that promote the expansion of quality and innovative Registered Apprenticeship programs. Read the Secretary’s blog to learn more.
While in Chicago, Secretary of Labor Tom E. Perez speaking on the need for the expansion of Registered Apprenticeship in growing industries, including Advanced Manufacturing. Secretary Perez also discusses the DOL's upcoming $100 million Grant funding Opportunity announcement. The Department, as Secretary Perez says, is "putting our money where our mouth is" when it comes to the expansion of Registered Apprenticeship
Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship member Charissa Raynor, Executive Director of the SEIU Healthcare NW Training Partnership and Health Benefits Trust & Johan E. Uvin, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Department of Education's Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, joined to write a great blog on the critical need for U.S.workers to have "Earn and Learn" opportunities as they prepare for careers. Read the Blog here.
Great Article from the June 20 Chicago Tribune covering the American Apprenticeships Roundtable - Manufacturing, held in Chicago the same day. Read how the Manufacturing industry is driving the advancement of Registered Apprenticeship to address the need for qualified workers in growing sectors of the industry.
Stacey Jarrett Wagner, a Workforce Systems Development Manager with the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), wrote this great blog on the re-emergence of Registered Apprenticeship as a popular work-based education and training option. Jarrett-Wagner shares her thoughts on the history of, and recent increase in popularity of, the Registered Apprenticeship model Read it Now.
The White House has issued a blog highlighting Vice President Joe Biden's announcement of the launch of the Registered Apprenticeship-College Consortium (RACC), an effort to aid U.S. apprentices in earning college credit through training and classroom instruction completed as they progress through a Registered Apprenticeship program. Read the White House Blog here - written by Sean O'Brien, White House Director of Speechwriting for the Vice President.
Registered Apprenticeship continues to stay in the news as Secretary of Labor Tom Perez's recent visit to a UAW Apprenticeship Training was captured through multiple media outlets.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wants your feedback. The EPA has recently published the "President’s Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP)" Playbook to provide info on available federal planning grant and technical resources and best practices in economic development to assist communities in their efforts to attract Manufacturing industry investment and jobs.
The Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA) and the Office of Apprenticeship have recently issued a paper titled -- Recommendations to Encourage Registered Apprenticeship - Community-Based Organization Partnerships -- focusing on the importance of increasing connections among the Registered Apprenticeship system and Community-Based organizations (CBOs). Read more & download the paper here.
The Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship and the Office of Apprenticeship have recently issued a paper titled --"Recommendations to Encourage Registered Apprenticeship – Community-Based Organization Partnerships" -- focusing on the importance of increasing connections among the Registered Apprenticeship system and Community-Based organizations (CBOs). The “white paper” aims to help address the need of American industry for a highly skilled workforce, and offer recommendations for providing often under-represented populations a viable pathway to the middle class.
Mike Donta, Deputy Commissioner with the Kentucky Labor Cabinet shared this article on Kentucky's Breckinridge County Area Technology Center, where students have the opportunity learn technical skills through the TRACK - Tech Ready Apprentices for Careers in Kentucky - program. Read More here.
During the Summer of 2012, the Secretary of Labor challenged the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA) to develop recommendations that leverage the Registered Apprenticeship model and its system of over 250,000 employers, joint labor-management organizations, and industry and educational partners to help ensure America stays competitive in today's global economy. Through months of hard work, the ACA developed the "Shared Vision for Increasing Opportunity, Innovation, and Competitiveness for American Workers and Employers: A Report from the Secretary of Labor’s Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship.” This report reflects their recommendations for advancing Registered Apprenticeship into the 21st Century. We thank the ACA for the hard work and dedication they put into producing these recommendations. Read more on the report and download it in full Here.
On June 5 and 6 the Secretary of Labor's Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA) met, along with leaders from throughout the Apprenticeship & Veterans assistance communities, to develop strategeis aimed at helping transitioning Vets gain access to well-paying long-term careers. Read more here.
Pipe Fitters Local Union 597 apprenticeship program began in 1921. Today, Apprentices can enter a hybrid welding program that can lead to entry into journey-level courses. Learn more here.