Detroit News' coverage of Jill Biden and President Obama's unveiling of $175 million in grants to boost apprenticeships — including $11 million for three Michigan projects — and a renewed call for two years of free community college for students with above-average grades. Click the "View Page Now" button to the right to view the full article.
One-pager providing an overview of the ApprenticeshipUSA initiative...Why it's important; What it means for employers and workers; and More on how to get involved.
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.
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.
President Obama discussed the need to prepare workers with job-ready skills during his January 28 State of the Union Address, and followed that by highlighting the need for more apprenticeships to accomplish that goal. Read more here.
During the Summer of 2012, the Secretary of Labor challenged the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA) to develop recommendations that leverage the Registered Apprenticeship model and its system of over 250,000 employers, joint labor-management organizations, and industry and educational partners to help ensure America stays competitive in today's global economy. Through months of hard work, the ACA developed the "Shared Vision for Increasing Opportunity, Innovation, and Competitiveness for American Workers and Employers: A Report from the Secretary of Labor’s Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship.” This report reflects their recommendations for advancing Registered Apprenticeship into the 21st Century. We thank the ACA for the hard work and dedication they put into producing these recommendations. Read more on the report and download it in full Here.
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.
Archived Recording of the April 11,2013 "Economic Benefits of Registered Apprenticeship for Apprentices and the Public Sector" Webinar. This Webinar provided an overview of the results of a recent Mathematica Policy Research study on the high earnings potential of Apprentices and the cost-benefits to the public sector and taxpayers. The Webinar also highlighted how Washington State has used funding for School to Registered Apprenticeship programs, non-traditional Apprenticeships, and Apprenticeships in high-demand industries. If you missed the Live Webinar, download the recorded version to hear from presenters on strategies for advancing Registered Apprenticeship to meet the 21st century workforce challenges facing the U.S. today. Speakers included Apprenticeship Administrator John Ladd, Deputy Director for the Washington State Workforce Training & Education Coordinating Board Bryan Wilson, and American University Professor of Economics and Urban Institute Fellow Bob Lerman.
Leveraging Registered Apprenticeship as a Workforce Development Strategy for the Workforce Investment System
Toolkit and White Paper on Improving Transition Outcomes of Youth with Disabilities through Apprenticeship
Training and Employment Guidance Letter 02-07. July 12, 2007
Secretary of Labor Tom Perez highlights President Obama's historic announcement of $175 million in grants to expand the number of apprenticeships across the nation through public-private partnerships. This funding marks the largest-ever federal investment in the "earn and learn" model!
A great resource for RA stakeholders and partners to learn more about the benefits of Registered Apprenticeship and the advantages of the workforce and apprenticeship systems working together. Developed in November of 2014 this resource also identifies the flexibility WIOA creates to increase and expand workforce system-apprenticeship partnerships.
Eric Spiegel, president and chief executive of Siemens Corp. and the vice president of the Business Roundtable's Education and Workforce Committee wrote this opinion piece that highlights the importance of employers and community colleges working together to ensure our workforce is well trained and able to meet the skill needs of today's industries. In the article, Spiegel discusses the recent Obama administration's announcement of the next round of Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grants as an important step forward in addressing what he refers to as America's "Training Gap". Read the full article here by clicking the "View Page" now button to the right.
While the headline and some of the text of this New York Times article has a "political" bent, the article also covers the April 16 announcement by President Barack Obama of the American Apprenticeship Initiative, which aims to create Registered Apprenticeship opportunities for U.S. workers. Click the View Page now button to the right to read the article, which includes video of the President;s remarks, made at Community College of Allegheny County, in Western PA.
The Department of Labor is making $100 million in funds available for American Apprenticeship Grants to reward partnerships that help more workers participate in apprenticeships. Read the White House Fact Sheet (linked here)for more information and staqy tuned to our Community of Practice for additional details in the coming days.