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.
Leveraging Registered Apprenticeship as a Workforce Development Strategy for the Workforce Investment System
This interactive online Breeze course provides a basic "101" training about the Workforce Investment system, and how it might be better integrated with Registered Apprenticeship to support the goals of both programs.
This interactive online Breeze course provides a basic "101" training about the Registered Apprenticeship system, and how it might be better integrated to support the Workforce system, the Education system, and other partners.
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).
An age-old doorway into skilled trades and a middle-class life, the apprenticeship is making a comeback, rebounding after all but disappearing in recent decades in the face of a decline in union membership and dwindling demand for skilled labor. And as the economy changes, today’s apprenticeships combine the chance for workers not only to master skills while earning a paycheck but to get a college degree at the same time.
A recent article in Milwaukee’s Journal Sentinel highlights Registered Apprenticeship’s (RA) role in preparing workers for careers in the Skilled Trades and how a United Association / National Guard partnership is providing U.S. veterans training and career opportunities through the Veterans in Piping program. The article also discusses how RA programs are helping address skills shortages within the State’s Skilled Trade industries, including the use of competency-based programs to reduce the time needed to complete an apprenticeship.
Three videos from Kansas Works funded by their SAA grant. The topics covered are on Employers & Registered Apprenticeship, Educational Partner Training, and Registered Apprenticeship & WIA
Two videos promoting Registered Apprenticeship in Virginia.
This is a brief article describing a new apprenticeship at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC).
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.
A Baltimore Sun article about apprenticeships in Maryland, featuring quotes from OA Administrator John V. Ladd and Maryland State Director Jeff Beeson.
A new statewide program called Build Oregon is aiming to increase the number of apprentices in the heavy highway construction trades.
The International Union of Bricklayers & Allied Craftsmen Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee will conduct are recruiting ten bricklayer, mason and plasterer apprentices, ten cement mason apprentices, and ten tile setter apprentices.
Tyson Foods, Inc. pleased with the outcome and success of Registered Apprenticeship.
Peer to Peer Groups share their top takeaways from the session.
Hear about the highlights from Day 1 of the 'Collaborate for Success: Partnering with Registered Apprenticeship' Action Clinic in Boston, MA.