USDOL, REGISTERED APPRENTICESHIP IN NEW
The YTTW Program provides high school juniors and seniors with pre-Apprenticeship training and a structured work experience and continues the emphasis on school-based vocational/technical programs for entry-level skills. The program facilitates effective transitions by youth to high-skill, high-wage employment in labor demand occupations that are apprenticeable.
Funding & Outcomes:
The State of
Fiscal Year 2009/ Fiscal Year 2010 total two year cycle: $5,424,778 to fund 15 grants each fiscal year.
During this two year cycle, over 1,300 outreach sessions were conducted throughout the State with almost 13,000 students attending the outreach sessions. Approximately 200 students each year were accepted into the YTTW program after a screening and interview process.
A total of 147 high school seniors were placed into union and non-union Registered Apprenticeship occupations/programs during the two year cycle. An additional 31 students were placed into trade-related employment.
Additional grant outcomes include 88 students receiving certifications aligned with their selected occupation (for example, OSHA10, OSHA30, SafeServ, and First Aid) and 46 students received college credits for completing various courses.
The goal of expanding apprenticeship in
Fiscal Year 2011/ Fiscal Year 2012 total two year cycle: $2,437,882 to fund 8 grants each fiscal year.
During FY11, 170 outreach sessions were conducted throughout the State with over 3,000 students attending the sessions. 130 students were accepted into the YTTW program after a screening and interview process.
For this two year cycle, each grantee provided to the selected YTTW students a minimum of 20 hours of workforce readiness training, 60 hours of occupation-specific training and 10 hour of job shadowing experiences due to the additional requirement in the NGO issued by NJLWD.
At the end of the first cycle (10/31/11), a total of 67 high school seniors were placed into union and non-union Registered Apprenticeship programs and 6 students were placed into trade-related employment during the first year of the two year cycle.
In addition, 42 students receiving certifications aligned with their selected occupation (for example, OSHA10, OSHA30, SafeServ, and First Aid) and 32 students received college credits for completing various courses.
The petition for a new apprenticeable occupation, Physical Therapist Assistant has been developed and submitted to USDOL’s National Office – Office of Apprenticeship for its consideration.
Additional outcomes are expected by the end of the FY12 grant year (10/31/12) including an additional 80 students will be placed into Registered Apprenticeship occupations/programs.
Youth Transitions to Work Certified Nursing Apprenticeship Program (YTTW)
The YTTW as it is known is managed by a small but dedicated staff at New Jersey Healthcare Employers, District 1199J’s Training and Development Fund in the heart of Newark, NJ and is made possible through a grant from The New Jersey Department of Labor Workforce Development. The scholarship covers the cost of over $8,000 in tuition and transportation fees as well as up to 12 credits of college coursework. Additionally, the cost of all certifications including Adult/Child First Aid and AED are paid for. The Programs are designed to lead high school graduates into high growth industries, and give students needed work readiness training, academic preparation, and valuable paid apprenticeship placements in specific high growth industry of Health Care. Additionally, the newly funded Physical Therapy Aide Program will allow the Fund to also offer the same opportunities to students interested in careers in Physical Therapy.
NJ Pathways Leading Apprentices to a College Education. A joint program of the New Jersey State Employment and Training Commission (SETC) and Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJLWD), &
With the cost of a college education steadily increasing,
NJ PLACE is open to current and former registered apprentices who are pursuing careers such as automotive technician, carpenter, corrections officer, cook, electrician, HVAC and refrigeration service technician, insulator, ironworker, plumber, sheet metal worker, steamfitter, and more.
NJLWD submits the following YTTW Success Stories (posted on NJLWD’s website)
Stage Technician Apprentice
Starting Wage: $10.80 per hour
Wage Upon Completion of 3 Year Registered Apprenticeship Program: $22.00 - $35.00 per hour
During Emilio Cano’s senior year at
In November of 2010 an opportunity presented itself to place an apprentice in a full time position at Metropolitan Exposition Services in Moonachie,
Emilio had very limited prior work experience before he became a Stage Technician Apprentice. He now has a full time position working in the entertainment industry. He earns $10.80 an hour with wage increases scheduled annually during the three year apprenticeship program.
Mr. Cano is a true success story of the Youth Transitions to Work Program & Registered Apprenticeship.
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
Diesel Mechanic C Technician
Always knowing he wanted to be a diesel mechanic, Kenny entered the International Association of Machinist Corporation for Re-Employment and Safety Training Youth Transitions to Work (YTTW) program in his senior year of high school in 2007. Upon his graduation from
Kenny is able to convert his diesel technology classes to college credits and is looking forward to attending college in the fall and receiving his Associates Degree.
A graduate of Union County Vocational and
YTTW GRANTEE & REGISTERED APPRENTICESHIP SPONSOR, United Labor Agency of Bergen County’s Success Story submission:
Ms. Chloe de Kruif is a second year Stage Technician Apprentice in our Youth
Transitions to Work Program. From the first day we met Chloe it was evident
she was a truly special candidate. Since childhood she has been active in stage
productions, both on stage and behind the scenes. Chloe's' parents have also
been very supportive in her career choice. A brief excerpt from her parents
"As parents, when you have a child that wants to learn a craft - college is not
always the answer. Lf you can find a program such as the IATSE Apprenticeship
Program where your child will be able to access hands on experience you know
that your child is going to learn from the best. We, (Chloe included) look at this
program as a gift." Glenda and Johan de Kruif,
The entire time Chloe has been in the program she strives to excel. Time and
again she has been placed into positions normally reserved for more seasoned
Stage Technicians and has shown herself to be more than up to the task. Even as
a second year apprentice she is given the responsibility to run entire stage
productions. Each of the local l.A.T.S.E. Presidents has commented in a positive
way, on her abilities as a Stage Technician. When her apprenticeship is
completed she will be an asset to any of the three locals.
Although Chloe is the lone female in the program she is accepted as one of the
guys by her peers. She pulls her own weight and then some, never using her
gender as an excuse to not get the job done. Her exceptional abilities do not
end with the physical aspects of the job. Her academic record is also
related classroom instruction. The program encourages apprentices to pursue a
degree program in the entertainment industry after they have completed the
related instruction for the registered apprenticeship program. It is expected that Apprentice Chloe
will continue her studies and go on to earn a degree.
It has been a pleasure helping Chloe realize her dream to be a Stage Technician.
She is undoubtedly going to be a fine Stage Technician. She will also serve as a
testament to value of the NJ Labor & Workforce Development’s YTTW program, and USDOL-Office of Apprenticeship’s registered apprentice program.
YTTW Grantee/Registered Apprenticeship Sponsor:
NJ Health Care Employees (Local 1199J) success stories submission:
Apprentice: Octavia Wynn
Octavia’s journey into the profession of Nursing was a rough and rocky one. She had to overcome a fear of testing, and dramatically improve her academic skills in order to compete against many high qualified apprentices. However, Octavia not only completed an exhaustive certification to become a Certified Nursing Assistant, she was also the first in her class to pass all the State requirements, and the first to be hired by a nursing home. Octavia was unlike any other YTTW student in the past, achieving her success from a gritty determination. And while her academic grades may not have always been stellar, it was clear Octavia was going to be a nurse, and nothing was going to stand in her way. In the first year of her employment, Octavia is currently earning $10 an hour.
Apprentice: Mervin Menier
Mervin Menier, a senior from
Apprentice: Andrich Rabano
The Fountain at the Manor,
Andrich Rabano, a student from
Apprentice: Caitlin Kahl
One student who has struggled with academic success is Caitlin Kahl of
Apprentice: Candito Perez
Candito came to the YTTW, Certified Nursing Assistant Registered Apprenticeship Program during its first year after graduating from
In summary, the future of our YOUTH in New Jersey! NJ’s Registered Apprenticeship partnerships (USDOL/OA; NJLWD; SETC;
In partnership in the State of
New Jersey Department of Labor Workforce Development (NJLWD)
Registered Apprenticeship Sponsors:
? New Jersey Healthcare Employers, Local 1199J (& its employers)
? United Labor Agency of Bergen County (& its employers)
? International Association of Machinists Corp for Re-Employment & Safety Training (IAMCREST)
As many of you know, I have been posting articles for two or more years and have been highlighting articles from each state in alphabetical order. New Hampshire is a state that has recently had the USDOL, Office of Apprenticeship assume registration authority when the state had no staff to man the function. The following article is from an electrical contractor doing work in New Hampshire which has a strict program and rewards it's apprentices who achieve thier goals.
NH Apprentice Recognized as “Top Performer”
Keith Belanger, New Hampshire Level 4 Electrical Apprentice, employed by Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc. has been selected to participate in a new program at the company’s headquarters in Holliston, MA called the Top Performers Career Development Program. Based upon Keith’s outstanding academic achievement in Griffin’s In-House Apprenticeship Training Program and his demonstrated exemplary performance in the field, Keith was chosen for this opportunity to “shadow” seasoned professionals within the Griffin office staff to gain a deeper understanding of all facets of the administrative side of the construction industry. Specifically, he will learn more about the important areas of planning, scheduling, estimating, cost control, resource control, construction documents and safety.
Keith began his employment with Griffin Electric in May, 2008 as part of the team that staffed the Federal Correctional Institute project in Berlin, NH. Since the completion of the prison project Keith has worked on several additional projects for the company and anticipates applying for his electrical journeyworker license exam when he completes his apprenticeship this spring.
Any questions about this article should be directed to:
Margie D’Aniello, Training Coordinator
Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc.
Submitted to John Griffin firstname.lastname@example.org
Charles Vaughn, State Director
USDOL Office of Apprenticeship
55 Pleasant Road
Concord, NH 03301