Great article from Jan. 12 on the US News & World Report site touts Apprenticeship as the “gateway” to the middle class. The article shares the story of apprentices working their way through a Mechatronics program with Siemens that results in an Associates degree and a job earning $55K a year. Longtime Apprenticeship advocate Bob Lerman, economics professor at American University and fellow at the Urban Institute, and Secretary of Labor Tom Perez also weigh in in support of apprenticeship expansion in the U.S.
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.
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.
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.
On May 3rd, the Washington Post published an Op-Ed piece highlighting the importance Apprenticeship could play in helping the U.S. address the growing skills gap may employers face. Read more 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.
From PBS NewsHour's “The Rundown” – A blog which features business and employment news and insight - Writer Paul Solman spoke with Economist, Urban Institute Fellow, and American University Professor Bob Lerman on Lerman’s belief that Apprenticeship is the answer to address the U.S. “Youth Unemployment Crisis”. It’s a great read!
The Shenandoah Valley Energy Partnership (SVEP) came together to align area efforts to train workers for the growing green industry sectors through a collaboration including Registered Apprenticeship, regional and local educators, economic development and businesses. SVEP was recognized as a Trailblazer and Innovator Registered Apprenticeship program during the Department of Labor’s recent OutEducate, OutBuild, OutInnovate Education and Action Summit. Read more to find out why this regional collaboration has been so successful.
Long-time supporter of Registered Apprenticeship and member of the Secretary of Labor's Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA) Stephen Mandes passed away on Friday, April 27. The Registered Apprenticeship community pays tribute to him and his dedication to the manufacturing industry and its workers; and his strong belief in the use of the Registered Apprenticeship model to produce the best trained, highly skilled manufacturing workforce in the world
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.
Rhode Island Senator Dominick J. Ruggerio authored this Op Ed for the Providence Journal highlighting his efforts to push legislation that will help address Rhode Island's skills gap through the expansion of Apprenticeship opportunities in non-traditional industries. Click the View Page Now button to the right to read the full article.
LIUNA Local 300 apprentice LeDaya Epps was First Lady Michelle Obama’s guest at last month’s State of the Union, thanks to having met Secretary of Labor Perez at a light rail project in Los Angeles this past summer.
Make the SMART Choice: Chris Sweigart, Megan McCuller, Gwendolyn Lee. Created by the SMART Maritime and Transportation Center.
Manufacturing sectors and technology industries, according to labor officials, are experiencing a shortage of employees with the knowledge and skills needed to operate and maintain new systems-based technology.
President Obama delivers remarks on the resurgence of America's auto industry in Wayne, Michigan, January 7, 2015.
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