Do Your Program’s Instructors Measure-Up?
In my opinion, one of the most important changes to the updated 29CFR29 standards that came about near the end of 2008, is the advent of insisting RAPs ensure instructor quality!!! To this end, most of us know that a good instructor can make a world of difference…especially for those of us who were not cut-out for anything remotely resembling academic education. Accordingly, there is now an effort by a national organization to establish criteria for certified career and technical education (CTE) educators. The Association for Skilled and Technical Sciences (ASTS) recently launched a nationwide campaign to promote the professionalism of teachers and administrators who dedicate their lives to CTE. Their goal is to have their credential recognized within the next five years not unlike the CPA designation is to an accountant. Please take the time to review the info in the link provided below. And, then ask yourself: Do your program’s instructors measure-up?
The State of
Georgia State Director Anita Reyes participated in a meeting with staffers from the Georgia Department of Labor, Assistant Commissioner for Career Development Services office, the Executive Director of East Central Georgia Energy Consortium and Shaw Group to discuss the East Central Georgia Energy Consortium’s (ECGEC) pre-apprenticeship program. Discussion was held as to how the ECGEC’s pre-apprenticeship program will assist in getting graduates of the program connected with registered apprenticeship programs.
State Director Reyes has developed a relationship with the Georgia Energy and Industrial Construction Consortium (GEICC) and through that Consortium, Georgia Governor Sonny Purdue has signed a proclamation designating the third week of October as “Careers in Energy Week”. This proclamation recognizes the significant impact that Careers in Energy has on the economy of
Kia’s announcement to build a factory to make Kia's Sorento sport utility vehicle, has hopes to hire 2,500 employees. Kia supply companies may eventually employ 3,000 additional workers.
The State of
Georgia State Director Reyes met with representatives of Goodwill Industries of North Georgia to promote registered apprenticeship. Goodwill of
Georgia State Director Reyes gave a presentation on Registered Apprenticeship and Innovative Training Opportunities at the Region 3 Trade and Dislocated Worker Roundtable in
Respectfully Submitted By,
Office of Apprenticeship
John M. Griffin
The Collaboration for Success Clinic held in April 2010 was the start of
a journey back from registered apprenticeship’s decade long isolation from
Florida’s publicly funded workforce system and other potential partners.
Below is an excerpt from the report:
"Both workforce and education in Florida speak different languages. However, for the sake of the employer, workers and the economic and social success of the state both need to understand each other and work to form a true collaborative partnership. That is what the Collaboration for Success Clinic and this report is all about. This is a beginning for Florida.
The learning and understanding between Workforce Florida and Registered Apprenticeship was profound. Each group as well as other stakeholders began to understand the challenges and opportunities that a partnership could bring to each other’s future success. The three most important challenges are organizational, funding and leadership." Click here to read more about Florida's Action Clinic and their plans to collaborate for success.