Great new video issued by Chicago Women in Trades serves as a "Woman's Guide to Construction Careers". The video provides a great overview of the opportunities and support available for women to enter a lucrative career in the Skilled Trades. Learn more about the opportunities and watch the video here by clicking the "View Page Now" button to the right.
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.
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.
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.
The latest promotional video from WANTO grantee WINTER.
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.
The PowerPoint of the webinar on Encouraging Partnerships and Collaboration Between the Workforce Investment System and Registered Apprenticeship Programs. If you have any questions that aren't covered in the PowerPoint outline, please address them to Laura Ginsburg in the National Office (listed on the CoP's Contact page in the DC section).
The PowerPoint presentation of the 9/27/12 All OA Staff Meeting webinar
Please check out the new film that New York's Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW) put together for this year's annual Equity Leadership Awards Luncheon.
A former WANTO grantee - Women in Non-Traditional Employment Roles, or WINTER - was featured on World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer. The attached article has an embedded video in it.
A webinar on addressing women’s unique issues working in the non-traditional workplace.
A great article about the opportunities out there for women in non-traditional occupations. (Hey, that's what our acronym WANTO stands for!) This article also features the great work done by Women In Non-Traditional Employment Roles, WINTER.
Promising practices for addressing common challenges in Transportation, Childcare, Health and Domestic Relations.
A pre-recorded webinar available to WANTO grantees (or anyone who's interested!) on case management best practices and available Management Information Systems.
The PowerPoint file for the Registered Apprenticeship Partnerships Webinar that was presented to WANTO grantees on Friday, December 9, 2011.
Educational and support material related to the Women Apprentices in Non-Traditional Occupations grant
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.”
The Building and Construction Trades Department of the AFL-CIO has created a video feature of this June's Out Educate, Out Build, a DOL event celebrating 100 years of Registered Apprenticeship in America. The video features highlights of the speech given by Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, representatives from the various Building and Construction Trades, and other honored guests.