Secretary of Labor Tom Perez and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan jointly celebrate the One-Year Anniversary of the signing of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) in this short video. Apprenticeship is highlighted as part of the expanded access American workers will have to enter training that leads to a rewarding career through WIOA. Take a minute or two and watch the video for more on how WIOA expands access to career opportunities for American workers through Apprenticeship and other innovative training options.
This New York Times article centers on the recent resurgence of the Apprenticeship model, highlighting "The Apprentice School", and Newport News Shipbuilding's "gold standard" approach to training their student apprentices. Mentions of the recent momentum Apprenticeship has gained among employers, politicians, news media and other influencers frame the article as it details the increase in Apprenticeship being discussed as a solution to address the skills gap facing employers and the opportunities it provides workers for a path to the middle class.
These are tough economic times but there's never been a more exciting time for Registered Apprenticeship,
the public workforce system, education and other partners to collaborate to get more Americans re-skilled and
ready to compete for good-paying jobs as our nation recovers and puts people back to work.