Editor's Note: Our guest blogger is Ben Kushner, Performance Excellence Partners, who'll be sharing information on the development of a national directory of Pre-Apprenticeship Programs.
ETA’s Office of Apprenticeship is developing a national directory of Pre-Apprenticeship programs to help facilitate and strengthen connections between Pre-Apprenticeship programs and Registered Apprenticeship program sponsors. The pilot web-based directory will help a variety of workforce system customers and practitioners (i.e. job seekers, Registered Apprenticeship Sponsors, One-Stops and Community Based Organizations) identify the nearest Pre-Apprenticeship program (geographically by zip code or city/state).
Pre-Apprenticeship programs with a direct connection to a Registered Apprenticeship sponsor organization are encouraged to visit our information gathering tool at http://ndpap.pep8a.com/directory
The initial launch of the directory is a beta test and is subject to change as appropriate. Provision of information is voluntary and inclusion in the directory does not constitute an endorsement by USDOL.
Confusion may occur when workforce Investment organizations plan to develop training in green jobs that may seem to be an occupation but in reality is part of a work process contained within an apprenticeship occupation. Local apprenticeship programs have traditionally trained in various green areas that are segments of a work process contained within their apprenticeable occupation and defined in the apprenticeship standards.
The Training Tour will focus on raising the level of awareness on the rudiments of green jobs as they relate to the Hawaii Apprenticeship Construction Industry, which makes up the preponderance of registered apprenticeship programs. The one day bus tour will host green jobs workshops that will showcase the green industry activities being performed by the Carpenters, Plumbers and Electricians apprenticeship programs of Hawaii.
The “GREEN IN APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING TOUR” is structured to establish, solidify, and maintain partnerships between public and private sector agencies in developing cooperative learning programs and services that are needed in the community. The responsibility of educating and shaping the youth of Hawaii is no longer delegated to a few public sector agencies, but is also apprenticeship’s responsibility along with other organizations and agencies within the community.
Submitted by Alfred B. Valles
State Director, Hawaii-Pacific
Office of Apprenticeship
U.S. Department of Labor
Our guest blogger is Donald Reese, the former State Director of Apprenticeship from Arkansas. He is currently doing some research and would like to invite our apprentices to participate in his survey.
"I am conducting research on “21st Century Apprenticeship and the New Millennial
Generation,” this research will provide valuable data to apprenticeship
sponsors regarding the apprentices perceptions of their previous and current
educational experience. The survey will answer the following questions:
1. The apprentices perception of their previous educational experience and the apprenticeship educational experience
2. Their perceptions of their involvement in learning (i.e., collaboration with classroom instructor in development and delivery of learning) and their involvement in planning the process of learning
3. In addition, the survey will provide them an opportunity to make recommendation to enhance their apprenticeship program.
Any apprenticeship sponsors who would like to have their current apprentices participate in this research can do so by having them complete an Internet survey, which can be accessed at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VMFQ89K and will be available until April 15, 2011."