As the next state in my review of apprenticeship in the states across
There are 321 apprentices in the federal programs and 3467 apprentices in the SAA programs for a total of 3788 registered apprentices.
The Federal programs are comprised of Federal prisons and Tribal Nations throughout the state. The programs registered with the SAA represent; health care, construction, manufacturing, energy, mining, automotive, and state and local governments.
Meetings have been held with the City of Phoenix Workforce Connection to develop a process for funding the related technical education for apprentices, especially in light of these tough economic times and high unemployment rate in Arizona. One of the goals is to help keep first year apprentices in school even though they may be experiencing job loss or layoff.
The City of Phoenix Workforce Connection (WIA) has also requested that the apprenticeship office participate in discussions with the aerospace and defense industry about their workforce needs, including registered apprenticeship. In 2007, Parker Hannifin, one of the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of commercial, mobile, industrial, and aerospace markets, registered a program to train their machinists.
Paula Burnam, Director, Apprenticeship Services
Arizona Department of Commerce
1700 West Washington, Suite 220
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Respectfully Submitted by
Paula Burnam, SAA Director
Colleen Henry, OA State Director
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