Marklein reports, "Long before President Obama vowed last year that America will 'have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world' by 2020, the premium placed on going to college was firmly embedded in the American psyche. ... And yet, there's an undercurrent of concern about a group of students - sometimes called 'the forgotten half,' a phrase coined 22 years ago by social scientists studying at-risk young people - who, for whatever reason, do not think college is for them." According to USA Today, what is "still getting lost, some argue, is that too many students are going to college not because they want to, but because they think they have to." Do you think this is true?
Registered Apprenticeship in
Currently Colorado has 240 federally registered apprenticeship programs, as
The Green Jobs for Coloradoans grant will provide renewable energy and energy efficiency training for approximately 2000 workers over the two-year life of the grant. All completers will receive third party certification from agencies such as the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners. Partners in the grant are Registered Apprenticeship programs, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment workforce investment system, industry associations, and other certified training providers.
The State Energy Sector Partnership Grant will lead to employment in targeted industry sectors. The State Workforce Investment Board developed a statewide energy sector strategy through a comprehensive partnership and development of a Sector Plan. This Plan will aid in the development of a state workforce that is ready to meet the demands of the energy efficiency and renewable energy industries in
State Director John Noon comprises the staff of the Office of Apprenticeship staff following the retirement of State Director Louis Nagel and ATR Louis Garcia in 2008.
Inquiries can be made to:
Inquiries can be made to:
Charles “John” Noon
State Director USDOL/OA
721 – 19th Street
Denver CO 80202
Phone: (303) 844-6362
Submitted by John Griffin
The Maine Planning Committee invites you to the Holiday Inn by the Bay in
Join us on a three hour Dinner Cruise through
Join us for a conference promoting new aspects of apprenticeship as we explore the future needs of
We look forward to seeing you there.
The Eastern Seaboard Apprenticeship
Conference (ESAC 2010) will be held at the Holiday Inn by the Bay,
Portland, Maine from Monday May 24, 2010 through Thursday, May 27,
2010. This conference offers an opportunity to increase your
organization or company’s visibility and will give you access to a host
of construction trades professionals.