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.
Individuals who complete a Registered Apprenticeship program will earn substantially higher wages over their lifetime according to a study released today by the U.S. Department of Labor.
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.
Siouxland apprentices show true spirit of Labor Day
Companies used to train college graduates and help them learn the skills they needed on the job, but those days have largely passed. All too frequently, students graduate without tangible job skills and loaded with debt. They’ve fallen into what I call the training gap. It’s time for the U.S. to tackle youth unemployment by borrowing from the apprenticeship programs we have developed at Siemens in Germany.
We may be looking at a future with closer links among K-12 schools, community colleges and private employers, influenced by the European apprenticeship model. It's one where the "college for all" mantra yields to a recognition that for many students, training for skilled jobs is more meaningful than a four-year degree. And it's one where promising students can start earning right away - sometimes while they're in high school - rather than taking on college debt.
Six million people have been laid off from manufacturing jobs since 2001, and still 5 percent of all manufacturing jobs (60,000 jobs) remain unfilled. The manufacturers don’t want to hire back the low-skilled people; they want multi-skilled people who can do a wide variety of jobs. Due to automation and the changing nature of manufacturing work, I will make the case that the skills we need are very similar to the skills one receives in a long-term or apprentice-style program.
The audio recording for the American Culinary Federation (ACF) and Finishing Trades Institute (FTI) webinar from 9/13/12
The PowerPoint presentation for the American Culinary Federation (ACF) and Finishing Trades Institute (FTI) Curriculum Webinar
A downloadable PDF file of the recent Mathematica report showing that Registered Apprenticeship can increase lifetime earnings by as much as $250,000. Click here to read the accompanying blog post
In Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the signing of the National Apprenticeship Act, the Office of Apprenticeship has identified "Trailblazer and Innovator" programs from throughout the Registered Apprenticeship system which embody the 21st Century Vision for Apprenticeship. This resource provides One-Page overviews of each of these programs.
Apprenticeship in Montana
Apprenticeship in Minnesota
Missouri Registered Apprenticeship
A 2001 GAO report on under-utilization of Registered Apprenticeship. From the report: "Labor has not systematically identified new occupations suitable for apprenticeship programs that could respond to needs for skilled labor, nor has it successfully alleviated concerns of some employers about the requirements of apprenticeship, resulting in slow expansion of apprenticeship to new occupations. While the apprenticeship model is not appropriate for all occupations, it can fill an essential need for developing certain skills in workers."
Apprenticeship information for Massachusetts
Apprenticeship Maryland Action Summit
This is a report from the UK on what they are doing to train the healthcare workforce. Registered Apprenticeship is a key workforce strategy for the country, and is described in depth on page 13 of the attachment.
I. Location: Ohio (Cleveland/Northeast Ohio area) II. Key Partners: Cuyahoga Community College’s Unified Technology Center; Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committees/Centers in a variety of skilled trades (e.g. construction, advanced manufacturing and engineering, electrical); Ford; General Motors; Alcoa; Kent State University; University of Akron III. Agreement Development and Summary: The Unified Technology Center at Cuyahoga Community College (“Tri-C”) was founded in the early 1990’s and houses the Workforce and Economic Development Division of the college. Historically, the Unified Technology Center has delivered industry-driven training for individuals, labor unions, and employers/companies in a variety of sectors, such as construction, advanced manufacturing, and healthcare, including related technical instruction for Registered Apprenticeship programs in these fields. In approximately 2004, the Unified Technology Center initiated an effort to enhance its partnership with the academic division of Tri-C in order to develop programs that would enable trainees to earn college credit while simultaneously participating in training in the skilled trades (in Registered Apprenticeship programs as well as other training programs).
I. Location: New Jersey (statewide) II. Key Partners: School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; New Jersey State Employment and Training Commission; New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development; New Jersey Council of County Colleges; New Jersey Commission on Higher Education; New Jersey State AFL-CIO; Building Contractors Association of New Jersey; New Jersey State Building and Construction Trades Council; U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship III. Agreement Development and Summary: New Jersey Pathways Leading Apprentices to a College Education (NJ PLACE) is a statewide program, initiated in 2004, that helps people concurrently apply their apprenticeship education from participating programs toward a college degree at any of New Jersey’s 19 community colleges. NJ PLACE is administered by the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers, and funded through the State Employment and Training Commission (SETC) and the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (DLWD). Other key partners include the state’s community colleges, organized labor, employer associations, federally-registered apprenticeship programs, and educational organizations. Together, these partners developed a statewide model to award college credit to graduates of participating registered apprenticeship programs.