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Trailblazers and Innovators OnePagers

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.

Click here for a comprehensive list of all of the featured Trailblazers and Innovators.

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07/27/12 05:58PM

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Recommendations to Encourage Registered Apprenticeship – Community-Based Organization Partnerships

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.

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11/13/13 01:37PM

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How To Set Up an RA Program

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09/28/11 10:30AM

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21st Century Registered Apprenticeship Challenge

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.

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03/09/12 09:47AM

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In Memory of Steve Mandes

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

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05/02/12 02:09PM

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Registered Apprenticeship celebrates its 75th Anniversary!

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/

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07/27/12 04:44PM

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Wisconsin State Apprenticeship System

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.

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08/27/12 01:51PM

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United Association (UA) - A History of Excellence and Commitment to Registered Apprenticeship

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

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09/04/12 10:54AM

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Western Oklahoma Electrical JATC SpotLight

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.

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09/10/12 10:39AM

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American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Apprenticeship Program with the U.S. Army

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.

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09/25/12 11:12AM

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United Services Military Apprenticeship Program SpotLight

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.

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10/01/12 10:48AM

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The Apprentice School - Newport News Shipbuilding SpotLight

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.

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10/09/12 09:53AM

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Texas Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Trailblazer and Innovator SpotLight

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.

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11/05/12 10:27AM

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Southland Health Care Forum Trailblazer and Innovator SpotLight

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.

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11/13/12 03:33PM

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OutEducate OutBuild OutInnovate Opening Video Receives MARCOM Award

The Opening Video for our OutEducate OutBuild OutInnovate Registered Apprenticeship Education and Action Summit was recently selected as a MARCOM Award Winner by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals.

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11/21/12 12:19PM

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Shenandoah Valley Energy Partnership SpotLight

The Shenandoah Valley Energy Partnership (SVEP) came together to align area efforts to train workers for the growing green industry sectors through a collaboration including Registered Apprenticeship, regional and local educators, economic development and businesses. SVEP was recognized as a Trailblazer and Innovator Registered Apprenticeship program during the Department of Labor’s recent OutEducate, OutBuild, OutInnovate Education and Action Summit. Read more to find out why this regional collaboration has been so successful.

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12/03/12 10:18AM

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Registered Apprenticeship in 2012 - A Look Back

2012 was an exciting year for the Registered Apprenticeship Community. We take a look back at some of the highlights and invite you to join us as we build momentum for the opportunities 2013 will bring.

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01/04/13 01:19PM

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Sheet Metal Workers Local 1 Trailblazer and Innovator SpotLight

The Sheet Metal Workers Local Union #1 and the Central Illinois’ Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association (SMACNA) have paired to offer apprenticeship opportunities to underrepresented populations through a Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC). Learn more about how the partnership is helping prepare the next generation of workers in the Sheet Metal industry through work with local colleges and the Tri-County Construction Labor Management Council.

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01/14/13 09:14AM

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SEIU Healthcare NW Training Partnership SpotLight

The SEIU Healthcare NW Training Partnership program is designed to upgrade the skills and opportunities of Home Care Aides by offering basic and advanced training, and peer mentorship through a Registered Apprenticeship program. Read this week’s Trailblazer and Innovator SpotLight to learn more on how the program is creating career pathways in the Healthcare industry.

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01/22/13 09:57AM

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Paul Hall Center for Maritime Training and Education Trailblazer and Innovator Spotlight

Since 2003, the Paul Hall Center for Maritime Training and Education has used a Registered Apprenticeship program to prepare over 3,000 U.S. Mariners. The Seafarers International Union(SIU)-affiliated program is the largest of its kind for entry-level seafarers in the United States. The program was recently recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor as a Trailblazer and Innovator Registered Apprenticeship program. Read the blog to learn more.

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01/28/13 12:34PM

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Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (PSNS) and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (IMF) Trailblazer and Innovator Spotlight

Since 1901, the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (PSNS) and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (IMF) Apprenticeship Program, in Bremerton, Washington has used the Registered Apprenticeship model to train the builders of our nation’s submarines and aircraft carriers all over the world. Today, the PSNS and IMF also partners with post-secondary educators to offer participants the opportunity to earn an Associate’s Degree as they complete their apprenticeship. Read more here.

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02/04/13 03:25PM

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Prince Georges County Fire & EMS Department Trailblazer and innovator Spotlight

The Prince Georges County Fire & Emergency Medical Services Department Apprenticeship was recently recognized as a Trailblazer and Innovator program. Read the Spotlight to learn more about how this innovative 36 month Registered Apprenticeship is providing opportunities to Prince Georges County Fire and EMS service members.

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03/12/13 03:49PM

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Washington Post Op-Ed: Apprenticeships could help U.S. workers gain a competitive edge

On May 3rd, the Washington Post published an Op-Ed piece highlighting the importance Apprenticeship could play in helping the U.S. address the growing skills gap may employers face. Read more here.

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05/07/13 01:00PM

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Chicago Pipe Fitters Local 597 Trailblazer and Innovator Spotlight

Pipe Fitters Local Union 597 apprenticeship program began in 1921. Today, Apprentices can enter a hybrid welding program that can lead to entry into journey-level courses. Learn more here.

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06/10/13 12:39PM

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Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship Works to Assist U.S. Veterans

On June 5 and 6 the Secretary of Labor's Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA) met, along with leaders from throughout the Apprenticeship & Veterans assistance communities, to develop strategeis aimed at helping transitioning Vets gain access to well-paying long-term careers. Read more here.

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06/20/13 02:34PM

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21st Century Vision for Registered Apprenticeship

During the Summer of 2012, the Secretary of Labor challenged the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA) to develop recommendations that leverage the Registered Apprenticeship model and its system of over 250,000 employers, joint labor-management organizations, and industry and educational partners to help ensure America stays competitive in today's global economy. Through months of hard work, the ACA developed the "Shared Vision for Increasing Opportunity, Innovation, and Competitiveness for American Workers and Employers: A Report from the Secretary of Labor’s Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship.” This report reflects their recommendations for advancing Registered Apprenticeship into the 21st Century. We thank the ACA for the hard work and dedication they put into producing these recommendations. Read more on the report and download it in full Here.

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07/03/13 02:41PM

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Recommendations to Encourage Partnerships between Registered Apprenticeship & Community-Based Organizations

The Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA) 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). Read more & download the paper here.

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11/13/13 01:43PM

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The Vice President and Dr. Biden’s Support for Community Colleges and Apprenticeship Programs

The White House has issued a blog highlighting Vice President Joe Biden's announcement of the launch of the Registered Apprenticeship-College Consortium (RACC), an effort to aid U.S. apprentices in earning college credit through training and classroom instruction completed as they progress through a Registered Apprenticeship program. Read the White House Blog here - written by Sean O'Brien, White House Director of Speechwriting for the Vice President.

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04/10/14 01:38PM

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Manufacturers revive apprenticeship programs - Skills gap spurs trend, with help from federal, state, local efforts

Great Article from the June 20 Chicago Tribune covering the American Apprenticeships Roundtable - Manufacturing, held in Chicago the same day. Read how the Manufacturing industry is driving the advancement of Registered Apprenticeship to address the need for qualified workers in growing sectors of the industry.

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06/20/14 01:57PM

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ApprenticeshipUSA LEADERS - Are you Ready to Join!

The White House and the U.S. Department of Labor have jointly announced the launch of the ApprenticeshipUSA LEADERS initiative to encourage employers to join the effort to increase their talent pipelines and expand Apprenticeship in the U.S. Are you ready to become a LEADER today? Apprenticeship USA! Read more here.

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01/30/15 11:12AM

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