What is Registered Apprenticeship?
Toolkit and White Paper on Improving Transition Outcomes of Youth with Disabilities through Apprenticeship
Leveraging Registered Apprenticeship as a Workforce Development Strategy for the Workforce Investment System
This report is an environmental scan of the impact of recent policies and investments supporting “green jobs” on current and potential Registered Apprenticeship and other labor management training programs. The scan highlights the trends, activities, and changes that are underway in several key industries that will likely make up a significant portion of the emerging green economy.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for a Competitive Workforce (ICW) and the National Career Pathways Network (NCPN) have released a joint publication, Thriving in Challenging Times: Connecting Education to Economic Development Through Career Pathways. This resource highlights successful career pathway models that create relevant, challenging learning environments for students and are designed to increase American employers' access to highly-skilled, qualified workers. Thriving in Challenging Times profiles 17 local and two statewide career pathways programs in multiple industry sectors, documenting the challenges, strategies, results, and business engagement each partnership has experienced.
In Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the signing of the National Apprenticeship Act, the Office of Apprenticeship has identified "Innovator and Trailblazer" programs from throughout the Registered Apprenticeship system which embody the 21st Century Vision for Apprenticeship. This resource provides One-Page overviews of each of these programs.
The Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship and the Office of Apprenticeship have recently issued a paper titled --"Recommendations to Encourage Registered Apprenticeship – Community-Based Organization Partnerships" -- focusing on the importance of increasing connections among the Registered Apprenticeship system and Community-Based organizations (CBOs). The “white paper” aims to help address the need of American industry for a highly skilled workforce, and offer recommendations for providing often under-represented populations a viable pathway to the middle class.
One-pager providing an overview of the ApprenticeshipUSA initiative...Why it's important; What it means for employers and workers; and More on how to get involved.
This interactive online Breeze course provides a basic "101" training about the Registered Apprenticeship system, and how it might be better integrated to support the Workforce system, the Education system, and other partners.
The Montana Department of Labor and Industry has launched its new "Apprenticeship Montana" Web site. It's a fantastic example of outreach and awareness-building for both potential apprentices (geared toward middle and high school students) AND parents. Check it out! The direct link to the site is http://www.exploreapprenticeship.mt.gov/default.asp.
The Department of Energy has announced the availability of $100 million in funding from the Recovery Act to support workforce training for the electric power industry. This initiative will expand job creation and career advancement opportunities associated with smart grid and electricity transmission projects and will help establish training programs for workers in the utility industry and electrical manufacturing sectors who will play a key role in modernizing the country's electrical grid.
Archived Recording of the April 11,2013 "Economic Benefits of Registered Apprenticeship for Apprentices and the Public Sector" Webinar. This Webinar provided an overview of the results of a recent Mathematica Policy Research study on the high earnings potential of Apprentices and the cost-benefits to the public sector and taxpayers. The Webinar also highlighted how Washington State has used funding for School to Registered Apprenticeship programs, non-traditional Apprenticeships, and Apprenticeships in high-demand industries. If you missed the Live Webinar, download the recorded version to hear from presenters on strategies for advancing Registered Apprenticeship to meet the 21st century workforce challenges facing the U.S. today. Speakers included Apprenticeship Administrator John Ladd, Deputy Director for the Washington State Workforce Training & Education Coordinating Board Bryan Wilson, and American University Professor of Economics and Urban Institute Fellow Bob Lerman.
Broderick Johnson, Assistant to the President and Cabinet Secretary, and Chair of the My Brother’s Keeper Task Force penned this article on President Obama’s support for the launch of a new private-sector entity, the My Brother's Keeper Alliance, made up of a diverse range of philanthropic, community, and private-sector partners pledging to work to expand opportunity for youth, strengthen the American workforce, and fortify the economic stability of communities across America. The article highlights the role the American Apprenticeship Initiative plays in providing these opportunities. Read more by clicking the ‘View Page Now' button to the right.
Detroit News' coverage of Jill Biden and President Obama's unveiling of $175 million in grants to boost apprenticeships — including $11 million for three Michigan projects — and a renewed call for two years of free community college for students with above-average grades. Click the "View Page Now" button to the right to view the full article.
Registered Apprenticeship is celebrating the 75th Anniversary since the passage of the National Apprenticeship Act of 1937. In honor of this important milestone and in preparation for events later this summer, the Department of Labor in partnership with the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA), is launching a search to identify examples of “Trailblazers and Innovators” of 21st Century Registered Apprenticeship.
Long-time supporter of Registered Apprenticeship and member of the Secretary of Labor's Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA) Stephen Mandes passed away on Friday, April 27. The Registered Apprenticeship community pays tribute to him and his dedication to the manufacturing industry and its workers; and his strong belief in the use of the Registered Apprenticeship model to produce the best trained, highly skilled manufacturing workforce in the world
Update: August 1 (7:45 a.m. EDT) We mentioned earlier that Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis joined our “Trailblazer and Innovator” Registered Apprenticeship programs being recognized for their innovative efforts to train U.S. workers. For more on the “meet and greet”, including photos of the event, be sure to check out the Secretary’s blog post by visiting the Department of Blog Page http://social.dol.gov/blog/
Wisconsin has always been a leader in the Registered Apprenticeship community, with strong support from the State’s employers, employer associations, unions, and educators, all working together to help train Wisconsin’s workforce. Read this Blog to learn more.
The United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada, widely known as the UA, was established on October 11, 1889. 120 years later, the UA is still going strong
The Western Oklahoma Electrical JATC (WOEJATC) is a joint effort between the IBEW LU 1141 and the Oklahoma Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association, Inc. It's a model education partnership which produces many of the best-trained electrical apprentices and journeymen in the state. All of the $860,000 annually spent on the Registered Apprenticeship program is privately funded.
The American Culinary Federation Education Foundation’s (ACFEF) apprenticeship program began in 2010 in an effort to raise the level of foodservice training opportunities available to U.S. soldiers. The program now has more than 500 soldiers currently enrolled in the program and operates in five pilot installations.
USMAP is a formal military training program that provides Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy service members the opportunity to advance their job skills and earn a Registered Apprenticeship Completion Certificate while still on active duty.
Throughout its nearly 93-year history, The Apprentice School at Newport News Shipbuilding has continued to expand course offerings, increase access to education, and offer apprenticeships in emerging fields, leading to careers with job security and the potential for advancement.
In Week 9 of our Trailblazer and Innovator SpotLight series we are highlighting the Texas Area Health Education Center (AHEC) East Coastal Region Community Health Worker (CHW) Registered Apprenticeship. The program was recently recognized as a Trailblazer and Innovator program for its embodiment of the 21st Century Vision for Registered Apprenticeship.
The Southland Health Care Forum is providing under-represented populations the opportunity to access training for “high demand” health care careers to help address workforce shortages in critical occupations, including, Certified Nurse Assistants, Licensed Practical Nurses, and Registered Nurses. Learn more about this Trailblazer and Innovator Registered Apprenticeship program.