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 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.
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.
The health care industry is expanding quickly and is in need of qualified workers in all areas. The industry is predicted to add nearly 4 million new jobs between 2006 and 2016 and have the fastest annual growth rate of all the sectors. The Registered Apprenticeship model is well suited to many occupations in healthcare. The model helps participants attain high performance through a cohesive process which links formal instruction in the form of a degree or certification with on-the-job learning (OJL), guided by a mentor.
Registered Apprenticeship Training in Long-Term Care. Long-term care services are provided to over 15 million elders and people living with disabilities ...
An Air Force Village health-support- specialists apprentice program has won an award from the Texas Association of Homes and Services for the Aging. Kudos to Troy Johnson the ATR who helped to develop and register this program.
The Laboratory Animal Technician Apprenticeship Program developed through the collaboration of Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple, Texas and The Texas Bioscience Institute at Temple College is an innovative example of how apprenticeships can meet the special needs of certain area industries. Participant profiles are highlighted in this resource.
Description of Acute Care from Wikipedia
Description of Allied Health Professionals from Wikipedia and informational web links.
On March 23, the President signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Act (H.R. 3590), a law that overhauls the U.S. health care system. A series of “fixes” in the Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act of 2010 (H.R. 4872), signed into law on March 30, 2010, modified provisions of the health care overhaul legislation by revising student loans procedures and including revenue-raising provisions, as part of a two-step strategy to pass comprehensive health care reform.
Description of the Health Information Technology field from Wikipedia
Description of the Health Information Management field from Wikipedia
Description of the Long Term Care field from Wikipedia
Description of Medical Records and Health Information Technicians from Wikipedia.
On January 12 and 13, 2010, the Office of Apprenticeship (OA) held two listening sessions on three areas of focus facing Registered Apprenticeship over the next year. The listening sessions, held for National Labor Leaders on January 12, 2010, and for Employers and Industry Associations on January 13, 2010, focused on Green Jobs, Healthcare, and Other High Growth Industries; Pre-Apprenticeship; and Partnerships with the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and the Education system. In addition, on June 11, 2010, OA held one additional public webinar which specifically focused on Pre-apprenticeship. As a follow up, OA has issued a report to highlight the comments, observations and major themes that surfaced during the sessions, which will be used to help guide its strategies around these key areas.
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.
The Texas Area Health Education CenterAHEC) East Coastal Region Community Health Worker (CHW) Registered Apprenticeship was recently recognized as a Trailblazer and Innovator program for its embodiment of the 21st Century Vision for Registered Apprenticeship. The CHW is a 1 year hybrid program with 200 hours of didactic training and an additional 2000-2200 hours of on-the-job learning.
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 (CNA), Li-censed Practical Nurses (LPN), and Registered Nurses (RN/ADN). Learn more about this Trailblazer and Innovator Registered Apprenticeship program.
PowerPoint of September AHEC Webinar. The original webinar recording is no longer hosted by DOL, unfortunately.
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, peer mentorship, and a Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship program. Learn more about the partnership and how it uses the apprenticeship model to provide Home Care Aides an opportunity to develop a successful career path.
The Center for American Progress (CAP) has issued a report profiling five innovative apprenticeship models currently in use to help train U.S. workers for careers and provide business and industry with a pipeline of skilled workers. Learn more and read the full "Innovations in Apprenticeship" report here on the 21st Century Apprenticeship Community of Practice. Click the Download Now button to the right to read the full report in PDF
Could grant money and the flexibility of the new Apprenticeship regulations changes be used to help transition the disabled from school to work situations? An apprenticeship could be just the answer that many children with disabilities need!
The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries has deployed a new website designed to introduce K-12 students to the world of apprenticeship. This visual site, designed to attract young people, covers the why, what, who and how of apprenticeships. Apprenticeships offer students viable career opportunities in fields with tremendous unmet demand and this site provides information that workforce professionals can use to explain apprenticeships or as a model to educate youth about apprenticeships. apprenticeship, the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, K-12 students, world of apprenticeship, Workforce Boards, youth employment, career development
The Medical Transcription Industry Association (MTIA) is working with the U.S. Department of Labor to update the MTIA Registered Apprenticeship Program. In order to provide employers with improved flexibility and apprentices with excellent on-the-job training opportunities, specific changes have been recommended by the MTIA Workforce Development Committee.