Impact of Apprenticeship in the
The Apprenticeship program has been utilizes in the past by our Government official as a means of training the local workforce. And many who successfully completed the program have become company supervisors and several have even become company managers. These are results and evidence in which the Apprenticeship program was re-introduced. It has proven successful in the FSM.
Through Mr. Alfred Valles State Director of Apprenticeship and Training, the College of Micronesia –FSM became a Sponsor of the Apprenticeship Program. This was the first step taken to implement this program in the FSM. As recommended by Mr. Valles an FSM Apprenticeship Coordinator was hired by the college to coordinate the program and an Apprenticeship Committee was formed to overlook the standards and the legitimacy of the program through out the FSM. The Apprenticeship Coordinator received Apprenticeship Coordinator’s training at the
A trip was taken to the other FSM States of Kosrae,
1. Yap Public Service Corporation
2. FSM Telecom
3. Department of Pohnpei Public Safety
4. Pohnpei Utilities Corp
6. College of
All the sponsors have different occupations thus allowing us to address various trades hence building our skilled local labor force that will help supplant the foreign workers.
All that have successfully completed their apprenticeship training have received their journeyman certificate which clearly indicates that they are well trained and very skillful in their occupation. The training has given them the competency and skills to improve productivity on the job, received salary increases which is necessary for family welfare in these islands. They are providing the technical services that are beneficial to the community through a stable career. Compliments brought about since the adoption of the apprenticeship program has led me to conclude that there is nothing but positive impact since the implementation of this program.
At this time a proposal has been submitted to develop and implement an improved training pathway for high school graduates in
Submitted to John Griffin firstname.lastname@example.org by:
Alfred B. Valles State Director, Hawaii-Pacific Office of Apprenticeship, USDOL 300 Ala Moana Blvd. Honolulu, HI 96850 Phn: (808) 541-2519
Alfred B. Valles
State Director, Hawaii-Pacific
Office of Apprenticeship, USDOL
300 Ala Moana Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96850
Phn: (808) 541-2519
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