What is Registered Apprenticeship?
What is the Workforce Investment Act?
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.
This interactive online Breeze course provides a basic "101" training about the Workforce Investment system, and how it might be better integrated with Registered Apprenticeship to support the goals of both programs.
I. Location: Alaska (statewide) II. Key Partners: University of Alaska Community and Technical College, Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development (DOLWD), U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL)-Office of Apprenticeship (OA) III. Agreement Development and Summary: The University of Alaska Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Apprenticeship Technologies degree program awards up to 38 credits based on completion of a federally-registered apprenticeship program. The Apprenticeship Technologies program is a 60-credit AAS degree delivered collaboratively through University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA), University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), and University of Alaska Southeast (UAS). Program participants may access courses at numerous “satellite” campuses throughout the state, and courses are also available online. The degree program also includes a component called “Project Jump Start,” which supports students’ development for supervisory and training careers, primarily in Alaska Gasline Inducement Act (AGIA) occupations.
I. Location: New Jersey (statewide) II. Key Partners: School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; New Jersey State Employment and Training Commission; New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development; New Jersey Council of County Colleges; New Jersey Commission on Higher Education; New Jersey State AFL-CIO; Building Contractors Association of New Jersey; New Jersey State Building and Construction Trades Council; U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship III. Agreement Development and Summary: New Jersey Pathways Leading Apprentices to a College Education (NJ PLACE) is a statewide program, initiated in 2004, that helps people concurrently apply their apprenticeship education from participating programs toward a college degree at any of New Jersey’s 19 community colleges. NJ PLACE is administered by the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers, and funded through the State Employment and Training Commission (SETC) and the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (DLWD). Other key partners include the state’s community colleges, organized labor, employer associations, federally-registered apprenticeship programs, and educational organizations. Together, these partners developed a statewide model to award college credit to graduates of participating registered apprenticeship programs.
I. Location: Ohio (Cleveland/Northeast Ohio area) II. Key Partners: Cuyahoga Community College’s Unified Technology Center; Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committees/Centers in a variety of skilled trades (e.g. construction, advanced manufacturing and engineering, electrical); Ford; General Motors; Alcoa; Kent State University; University of Akron III. Agreement Development and Summary: The Unified Technology Center at Cuyahoga Community College (“Tri-C”) was founded in the early 1990’s and houses the Workforce and Economic Development Division of the college. Historically, the Unified Technology Center has delivered industry-driven training for individuals, labor unions, and employers/companies in a variety of sectors, such as construction, advanced manufacturing, and healthcare, including related technical instruction for Registered Apprenticeship programs in these fields. In approximately 2004, the Unified Technology Center initiated an effort to enhance its partnership with the academic division of Tri-C in order to develop programs that would enable trainees to earn college credit while simultaneously participating in training in the skilled trades (in Registered Apprenticeship programs as well as other training programs).
This is a report from the UK on what they are doing to train the healthcare workforce. Registered Apprenticeship is a key workforce strategy for the country, and is described in depth on page 13 of the attachment.
Michigan's PowerPoint presentation during May's Virtual Action Clinic.
South Carolina's PowerPoint presentation during May's Virtual Action Clinic.
Cuyahoga Community College's presentation from May's Virtual Action Clinic.
Gerry Ghazi's PowerPoint presentation from May's Virtual Action Clinic on workforce partnerships.
Partnership Between Registered Apprenticeship and the Workforce Investment System by Mike Shiffer, Assistant Director of the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Division of Business Partnerships
Linda Sorrell's Virtual Action Clinic presentation on workforce alliances in South Central Kansas
The PowerPoint file for the Registered Apprenticeship Partnerships Webinar that was presented to WANTO grantees on Friday, December 9, 2011.
A PDF of the ACA's Shared Vision for Registered Apprenticeship: Helping America and American Industry Out-Innovate, Out-Educate, and Out-Build to compete in the 21st century.
A pre-recorded webinar available to WANTO grantees (or anyone who's interested!) on case management best practices and available Management Information Systems.
Promising practices for addressing common challenges in Transportation, Childcare, Health and Domestic Relations.
The Zip-compressed Wave file audio recording of the Innovative Registered Apprenticeship Programs in Emerging Industries webinar from August 23, 2012.
The audio recording for the American Culinary Federation (ACF) and Finishing Trades Institute (FTI) webinar from 9/13/12
Program overview for Apprenticeship 2000
Central Piedmont Community College workplace learning flow charts
Proposed Massachusetts Manufacturing Training Model, Pre-Apprentice to Fully Trained Journeyworker
The Office of Apprenticeship (OA) has been providing technical assistance to the German Embassy, German-American manufacturing companies and the German American Chamber of Commerce to assist with the implementation of the German Skills Initiative. This initiative encourages German companies to work together with government, workforce and education agencies to address issues related to a shortage of skilled workers in the United States and identify best practices and training providers that are meeting the workforce needs of German companies, often implementing a version of the German dual system.