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WORKSHOP

  Green Construction Corps
  - Creating Development Opportunities

How the “Green Construction Corps” program is Creating Career Development Opportunities.

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The Carpenters District Council of Greater St. Louis, the Urban League of Greater St. Louis and the Habitat for Humanity will share their knowledge of this exciting new program.



This workshop will provide information on the Green Construction Corps (GCC) program that was successfully launched in 2009 in St. Louis with funding from the ARRA's Summer Youth Employment Program. GCC is sponsored by St. Louis Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship Program in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity, St. Louis and the Summer Youth Program of the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis with funding provided by the St. Louis County Workforce Investment Board. The GCC provides a comprehensive educational and job experience program serving both in-school and out-of-school youth aged 18 to 24.Through this effort St. Louis county youth and young adults are provided skilled pre-apprenticeship and on-the-job training and supervised and paid job experience, with a particular focus on Green Construction Principles and Practices. This effort targets an at-risk in-school and out-of-school youth who meet basic math and reading comprehension standards and are interested in pursuing paid work experience in construction.

The GCC offers participating youth two-weeks of professional construction training (class/shop training) at the Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship and Training Center followed by a minimum of six weeks of on-the-job (OJT) training and employment with Habitat for Humanity, St. Louis; Missouri's largest Green Builder.  In addition, participants are assessed using the WorkKeys assessments leading to a MoCRC certification, receive OSHA certified job safety training, exposure to green building practices both in the shop and on-the-job, and, based on successful completion of the program, up to three (3) college credits from Mineral Area College which they may apply to future post-secondary education.
                    

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WORKSHOP

  Stairway to Success



Strategies for climbing the career ladder:
North Central Kansas Technical College, USDOL and the Management & Training Corporation will discuss pathways and strategies that can provide a “Stairway to Success”.

 

This workshop will explain the strategy of using Registered Apprenticeship, Job Corps, and other ETA funded activities in conjunction with college credit instruction.  This approach gives the worker a more advanced training experience with options to continue on the career ladder.  North Central Kansas Technical College (NCKTC) will explain its on-line instructional delivery method for its Health Support Specialist Registered Apprenticeship Program.   Job Corps will discuss pathways to accredited college programs.

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WORKSHOP

  The Healthcare Workforce for the Boomer Crisis

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Meeting America’s Need for a Quality Direct Care Workforce.
The NW Michigan Council of Governments Healthcare RSA and PHI will speak about innovative approaches and initiatives to attract and sustain a high quality healthcare workforce.

America needs more than 1 million direct care workers over the next decade to meet the long-term care needs of our aging and disabled population. To attract and sustain a high quality workforce, innovative approaches to improving wages, benefits, training and the status of the jobs will be crucial. Flexible apprenticeship initiatives, such as Northwest Michigan Council of Governments, that incorporate regional collaborations and training delivery, as well as funding and technical assistance for employers, are pioneering successful strategies.

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 Iowa Apprenticeship Initiative - Earn, Learn, Succeed!
“Earn, Learn, Succeed"- three words that can change your life! 

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Experts representing the Iowa Office of Workforce Development and the Region 5 Office of Apprenticeship will share their secrets on how Apprenticeship and the Workforce System are working together to help get people back to work…


This dynamic session will be an overview of the apprenticeship initiative in Iowa including ideas on promotion, job placement, labor market analysis, information dissemination, advance of apprenticeships to targeted demographic groups (youth, public assistance recipients, Veterans, dislocated workers, etc.), partner agencies such as Job Corps, Vocational Rehabilitation and community colleges, and Iowans in transition, and an update on the joint Iowa Workforce Development/Office of Apprenticeship website. We will showcase best practices, as well as ideas that were good in theory, but not in practice.

All of Iowa’s products, services and practices can be adapted for other states, and we are willing to provide templates and step by step instructions to help other states implement a similar product.

                            

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