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.
In a speech in South Carolina Presidential candidate Hilary Clinton will call for a $1500 Tax Credit for every apprentice a business hires in an effort to boost the number of youth in apprenticeships. The announcement has been widely covered and you can read more here by clicking the 'View Page Now' button on the right.
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.
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.
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 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.
A tremendous success story of an African American youth in post-Katrina New Orleans who made the most of a pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship program to secure his future for his family.
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.
Archived Recording of the April 11,2013 "Economic Benefits of Registered Apprenticeship for Apprentices and the Public Sector" Webinar. This Webinar provided an overview of the results of a recent Mathematica Policy Research study on the high earnings potential of Apprentices and the cost-benefits to the public sector and taxpayers. The Webinar also highlighted how Washington State has used funding for School to Registered Apprenticeship programs, non-traditional Apprenticeships, and Apprenticeships in high-demand industries. If you missed the Live Webinar, download the recorded version to hear from presenters on strategies for advancing Registered Apprenticeship to meet the 21st century workforce challenges facing the U.S. today. Speakers included Apprenticeship Administrator John Ladd, Deputy Director for the Washington State Workforce Training & Education Coordinating Board Bryan Wilson, and American University Professor of Economics and Urban Institute Fellow Bob Lerman.
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 Prince Georges County Fire & Emergency Medical Services Department Apprenticeship was recently recognized as a Trailblazer and Innovator program. Read the Spotlight to learn more about how this innovative 36 month Registered Apprenticeship is providing opportunities to Prince Georges County Fire and EMS service members.
The 2012 Municipal Lineworkers’ Rodeo in Edmond, Oklahoma is a great opportunity for Lineworkers to compete to show their skills and knowledge through a series of events. See how the Journeymen and Apprentices faired in this year's skills Rodeo.
USMAP is a formal military training program that provides Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy service members the opportunity to advance their job skills and earn a Registered Apprenticeship Completion Certificate while still on active duty.