The SEIU Healthcare NW Training Partnership program is designed to upgrade the skills and opportunities of Home Care Aides by offering basic and advanced training, and peer mentorship through a Registered Apprenticeship program. Read this week’s Trailblazer and Innovator SpotLight to learn more on how the program is creating career pathways in the Healthcare industry.
The Southland Health Care Forum is providing under-represented populations the opportunity to access training for “high demand” health care careers to help address workforce shortages in critical occupations, including, Certified Nurse Assistants, Licensed Practical Nurses, and Registered Nurses. Learn more about this Trailblazer and Innovator Registered Apprenticeship program.
In Week 9 of our Trailblazer and Innovator SpotLight series we are highlighting the Texas Area Health Education Center (AHEC) East Coastal Region Community Health Worker (CHW) Registered Apprenticeship. The program was recently recognized as a Trailblazer and Innovator program for its embodiment of the 21st Century Vision for Registered Apprenticeship.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for a Competitive Workforce (ICW) and the National Career Pathways Network (NCPN) have released a joint publication, Thriving in Challenging Times: Connecting Education to Economic Development Through Career Pathways. This resource highlights successful career pathway models that create relevant, challenging learning environments for students and are designed to increase American employers' access to highly-skilled, qualified workers. Thriving in Challenging Times profiles 17 local and two statewide career pathways programs in multiple industry sectors, documenting the challenges, strategies, results, and business engagement each partnership has experienced.
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.
The Center for American Progress (CAP) has issued a report profiling five innovative apprenticeship models currently in use to help train U.S. workers for careers and provide business and industry with a pipeline of skilled workers. Learn more and read the full "Innovations in Apprenticeship" report here on the 21st Century Apprenticeship Community of Practice. Click the Download Now button to the right to read the full report in PDF
The Wall Street Journal ran a great article on the opportunities available for workers pursuing technical or "practical" training, outside of the traditional 4 year college route. Apprenticeship is mentioned as the article covers the journey of several workers pursuing careers in varying industries. Welding, Franchise Management, and RN career paths are highlighted in this great look at the career opportunities available to U.S. workers willing to work hard and take advantage of training opportunities to gain the technical and practical skills so many employers today are looking for.
Companies in all sectors of the American economy are facing complex workforce challenges in increasingly competitive domestic and global markets. Registered Apprenticeship is your proven solution for recruiting, training, and retaining world-class talent.
An article published today by Bloomberg News highlights the role Registered Apprenticeship is playing to help close the skills gap many employers face when trying to fill positions. The article also references the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship's (ACA) recently issued 21st Century Vision for Apprenticeship report, which we've also shared here on the Community of Practice. The article also promotes the use of tax credits and touts the success South Carolina and other states have had using such incentives to expand apprenticeship. As Registered Apprenticeship continues to gain notice by national publications, our hope is this attention catches the eye of our policy makers and helps drive policy decisions that promote the expansion of the Earn and Learn model.
Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA) member Robyn Stone wrote an article, “Facing Workforce Challenges? Consider Starting an Apprenticeship Program,” for Leading Age, an organization that focuses on advocacy, education, and applied research that supports the overall health and wellbeing of seniors, children, and those with special needs.
The SEIU Healthcare NW Training Partnership program is designed to upgrade the skills and opportunities of Home Care Aides by offering basic and advanced training, peer mentorship, and a Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship program. Learn more about the partnership and how it uses the apprenticeship model to provide Home Care Aides an opportunity to develop a successful career path.
PowerPoint of September AHEC Webinar. The original webinar recording is no longer hosted by DOL, unfortunately.
The Southland Health Care Forum is providing under-represented populations the opportunity to access training for “high demand” health care careers to help address workforce shortages in critical occupations, including, Certified Nurse Assistants (CNA), Li-censed Practical Nurses (LPN), and Registered Nurses (RN/ADN). Learn more about this Trailblazer and Innovator Registered Apprenticeship program.
The Texas Area Health Education CenterAHEC) East Coastal Region Community Health Worker (CHW) Registered Apprenticeship was recently recognized as a Trailblazer and Innovator program for its embodiment of the 21st Century Vision for Registered Apprenticeship. The CHW is a 1 year hybrid program with 200 hours of didactic training and an additional 2000-2200 hours of on-the-job learning.
To address the shortage of certified nursing assistants, ComForcare franchise owner Valerie Svenningsen provides advanced training to her CNAs and partners with the Cook County’s President’s Office of Employment and Training (POET) and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) as a Registered Apprenticeship Program Sponsor.
Working Poor Families Project issues a Summer 2011 policy brief, which states that Registered Apprenticeship is, “ripe for a rebirth as the nation’s premier pathway to higher education and sustainable careers across a wide range of industries, work settings, and geographic regions.”
Apprenticeship Maryland featured on Maryland Public Television’s (MPT) “Your Money and Business” program.
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.
Valerie Svenningsen has long been aware of the shortage of certified nursing assistants (CNAs) and Home Health Aides throughout Illinois – her own search for private caregivers for her parents and grandparents proved challenging prompting her to open ComForcare Senior Services, a provider of in-home, non-medical care to seniors and those in need of assistance, in Northern Will and Southern Cook Counties in 2003. Two years later, Svenningsen expanded her coverage area to include Buffalo Grove and Southern Lake County. Though Svenningsen filled a much needed gap in home care services by opening her business, the lack of CNAs is still apparent. This month, Svenningsen will start to provide advanced training to her CNAs on staff, and help recruit and train new ones, by partnering with Cook County’s, Presidents Office of Employment and Training (POET), and the United States Department of Labor (USDOL), as a Registered Apprenticeship Program Sponsor.