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.
Virginia Western Community College is introducing young women to career opportunities in the construction industry through a unique MAGIC Camp. Learn more about the "Mentoring a Girl in Construction" - MAGIC - Camp and how its opening doors for women to enter the construction field
On April 24, the White House hosted leaders from a range of industries and employers for the first-ever Upskilling Summit. The Upskilling initiative is designed to engage industry and employers in the development of strategies to help workers of all ages earn a shot at better, higher-paying jobs. Learn more here.
Great new video issued by Chicago Women in Trades serves as a "Woman's Guide to Construction Careers". The video provides a great overview of the opportunities and support available for women to enter a lucrative career in the Skilled Trades. Learn more about the opportunities and watch the video here by clicking the "View Page Now" button to the right.
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
This video accompanied the Nov. 30NY Times article, "New York Times: Where Factory Apprenticeship Is Latest Model From Germany". Watch how Apprenticeship is being used to address a critical shortage of trained workers in the United States. In South Carolina, a German company is training high school students in skilled labor through apprenticeships.
“You want to understand me? You gotta watch my Pops tie rebar” That’s the message Bryce Harper leads with in a video being featured on the Building and Construction Trades’ Department (BCTD) the AFL-CIO. The short video ties Harper’s success to the work ethic and toughness displayed by his father as he worked as an iron worker for 25 years. The video pays tribute to the example his Dad set for him and the hard work and pride he was taught to put into everything. Watch the video here.
Pickens County, in upstate South Carolina, is committed to academic excellence. In Pickens County students are being given access to the tools required to succeed in today’s competitive market place. The motto in Pickens County is “Developing a Workforce for You.” Read the blog and see the video here to learn more.
The Opening Video for our OutEducate OutBuild OutInnovate Registered Apprenticeship Education and Action Summit was recently selected as a MARCOM Award Winner by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals.
75 Years ago today, President Franklin Roosevelt signed into law the National Apprenticeship Act, which established the National Apprenticeship System.
Make the SMART Choice: Chris Sweigart, Megan McCuller, Gwendolyn Lee. Created by the SMART Maritime and Transportation Center.
President Obama delivers remarks on the resurgence of America's auto industry in Wayne, Michigan, January 7, 2015.
Agape Senior is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in providing the best care possible to the residents of South Carolina through our integrated healthcare services. We believe that education and training provided to our employees are a pivotal part of achieving this goal. A highly trained and highly motivated workforce are key elements to Agape Senior's success.
This 'Front and Center" video with Maryland gubernatorial candidate Doug Gansler and his running mate Jolene Ivey share the second in a series titled, 'Front and center' highlights his plans to use Apprenticeship to prepare Maryland Youth for the workforce.
The latest promotional video from WANTO grantee WINTER.
Central Carolina Technical College and the South Carolina Environmental Training Center (Sumter, SC) have teamed up to offer PathWAY - Water Apprenticeship for Youth. This unique program combines on the job training through a DOL registered Youth Apprentice Program and a Dual Enrollment Certificate Program to prepare high school students for entry into the Water and Wastewater Treatment Industry
A Warwick, Rhode Island company has developed an apprenticeship program to train workers in an effort to close the workforce skills gap. Watch the video! a0;Watch this at WJAR Providence
Must-See CBS News coverage of the benefits of Registered Apprenticeship. Earning $50-60K in your early twenties? Annual pay raises? Training paid for? Yes, Yes, and Yes. Watch the video below. Or cut and paste the link below into your browser to read the full article. http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-57399640/apprenticeships-better-than-c
Two videos promoting Registered Apprenticeship in Virginia.
Here is an article and accompanying interview American University Economics Professor, and Urban Institute Fellow Bob Lerman gave on CNN's 'Education Overtime." In the article Lerman highlights the advantages of Registered Apprenticeship and promotes its expansion as a viable education and training option.