Broderick Johnson, Assistant to the President and Cabinet Secretary, and Chair of the My Brother’s Keeper Task Force penned this article on President Obama’s support for the launch of a new private-sector entity, the My Brother's Keeper Alliance, made up of a diverse range of philanthropic, community, and private-sector partners pledging to work to expand opportunity for youth, strengthen the American workforce, and fortify the economic stability of communities across America. The article highlights the role the American Apprenticeship Initiative plays in providing these opportunities. Read more by clicking the ‘View Page Now' button to the right.
For our Veteran readers, or readers that are in position to share with Veteran family and friends, we wanted to share this great article in GX Magazine, the official magazine of the National Guard, on the opportunities apprenticeship can offer Veterans to begin a great career following their military service. Includes great resources and info on how to connect to apprenticeship opportunities.
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.
Since 1901, the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (PSNS) and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (IMF) Apprenticeship Program, in Bremerton, Washington has used the Registered Apprenticeship model to train the builders of our nation’s submarines and aircraft carriers all over the world. Today, the PSNS and IMF also partners with post-secondary educators to offer participants the opportunity to earn an Associate’s Degree as they complete their apprenticeship. Read more here.
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.
The American Culinary Federation Education Foundation’s (ACFEF) apprenticeship program began in 2010 in an effort to raise the level of foodservice training opportunities available to U.S. soldiers. The program now has more than 500 soldiers currently enrolled in the program and operates in five pilot installations.
Adding 200,000 jobs in the five years through 2016 — a key goal for Gov. Terry Branstad — will be difficult without bringing more workers into the state.
Ex-servicewomen and men in southeast Iowa are making a quick transition from Army green into construction neon through the help of Helmets to Hardhats, an online job search tool designed to connect veterans with career opportunities.
The United Services Military Apprenticeship Program (US MAP) currently has 124 apprenticeable occupations registered with 63,847 active apprentices. In FY 2011, 5,388 Certificates of Completion of Apprenticeship were awarded.
The U.S. Army - American Culinary Federation partnership began in 2010 in an effort to raise the level of foodservice training opportunities available to U.S. soldiers. The program now has more than 500 soldiers currently enrolled in the program and operates in five pilot installations.
This is a new Initiative in Iowa funded by Principal Financial Group. They have contributed $100,000 to launch this campaign. The Office of Apprenticeship is included in this initiative.
Nearly 6,000 veterans residing in Kentucky will be eligible to receive priority employment services through a new Gold Card initiative. Services, made available by the U.S. Department of Labor through Kentucky’s Office of Employment and Training (OET), include referral to job openings and registered apprenticeship opportunities.
While skills learned in the military have long been valued by many employers, Army National Guard Soldiers can now obtain apprenticeship certifications through the Guard Apprenticeship Program Initiative, which will allow those same skills to translate more easily into requirements many employers are seeking. The program, which launched in a ceremony Monday, partners with the Department of Labor to provide for national apprenticeship certification in a variety of Military Occupational Specialties, said Army Maj. Robert A. Lee, program manager at the National Guard Bureau, adding that it gives Guard Soldiers another advantage in the civilian workforce.
Wisconsin's Department of Workforce Development and a national union have created a program to help Wisconsin's veterans find well-paying jobs.
Although reeling from its worst unemployment rate in a generation, Illinois’s Registered Apprenticeship programs are working behind the scenes to prepare skilled workers for the future.
The Apprenticeship and Re-train classes currently underway at the Trades & Technology Division (TTD) of the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) have attracted a large number of tradesmen seeking professional certification, as well as workers displaced by the recent cannery closure and seeking an alternate career. Funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the Apprenticeship and Re-Train classes offer workers in the community a chance to upgrade their skills or learn the basics in a new field, a strategy designed to foster stability in the local economy by keeping individuals employed.
Below is a link to a Fox News interview with Helmets to Hardhats candidate and Iron Worker Local Union #580 apprentice John Conigliaro who is working on rebuilding the World Trade Center.
An interesting article about apprenticeships in Y-12, the code name for the portion of the World War II-era Manhattan Project that dealt with enriching uranium. The author states: “If you have experiences from your Y-12 apprenticeship to share, please contact me and help document the history of apprenticeships at Y-12.”