For our Veteran readers, or readers that are in position to share with Veteran family and friends, we wanted to share this great article in GX Magazine, the official magazine of the National Guard, on the opportunities apprenticeship can offer Veterans to begin a great career following their military service. Includes great resources and info on how to connect to apprenticeship opportunities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The U.S. Army - American Culinary Federation partnership 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.
The United Services Military Apprenticeship Program (US MAP) currently has 124 apprenticeable occupations registered with 63,847 active apprentices. In FY 2011, 5,388 Certificates of Completion of Apprenticeship were awarded.
“Apprenticeship programs offer a tangible benefit to employers and the local economy, as well as helping veterans, and they help to create skilled workers filling the exact jobs needed in our economy...I applaud Congressman Perriello for understanding the needs of our returning troops, and working tirelessly on their behalf,” said Bill Wellman, a retired naval officer from Buckingham County and a member of Congressman Perriello’s Veterans Advisory Board.
The United Services Military Apprenticeship Program (USMAP) released a new apprenticeship trade program for security specialists serving on active duty in the U.S. Coast Guard, Marine Corps and Navy.
Veterans learn techniques for bending conduit as part of the IBEW training program.
John M. McWilliam, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Veterans' Employment and Training Service, U.S. Department of Labor, addresses Chairwoman Herseth Sandlin and members of the Subcommittee on Veterans Affairs. In particular, McWilliam refers to H.R. 2928, which amends title 38, United States Code, to allow registered apprenticeship programs and on-the-job training programs under the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Program.
Veteran, apprentice, and Helmets to Hardhats participant Joshua Coale will be honored at the Kentucky State Building and Construction Trades Council Biennial Convention.
This article will guide you on the use of the GI Bill On-the-Job Training and Apprenticeship Program and explain the recently increased 2008-2009 payment rates.
Not everyone wants or needs to go directly on to college after high school. For those considering alternatives, two options for consideration include joining the military or becoming an apprentice in the construction industry where you go to school one night a week while working full time.
Key elements of the Post-9/11 GI Bill could be modified by Congress to create benefits to help veterans find jobs.
The Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation has won a $5.8 million grant to train nearly 1,600 people to work in the emerging green energy sector.
This bipartisan legislation is sponsored by Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), a senior member of Senate Veterans Affairs Committee. Companion legislation has been introduced in the House of Representatives by Congressman Adam Smith (D-WA). Note references to entrepreneurship, SBA, apprenticeship, TAP, and “green jobs” program.
Three . two . one. and with that the ribbon was cut signifying the opening of the Southwest Regional Apprentice School at Naval Air Station, North Island in San Diego, Calif. on Wednesday, Aug. 11. The school, which will support an inaugural class of 24 apprentices, officially begun classes Aug. 16. The apprentice school is a partnership between Naval Sea Systems Command’s Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility and the Southwest Regional Maintenance Center, along with Naval Air Systems Command’s Fleet Readiness Center Southwest and Southwestern College.
Together with Oregon Tradeswomen, Incorporated (OTI), ANEW has launched the Building Green Futures Initiative to: Prepare OTI and ANEW students who participate in training programs with cutting-edge green and sustainable work practices recognized by industry Partner with Registered Apprenticeship Partners to introduce women to 21st Century jobs requiring green skills Link female veterans whose military skill sets and post-service career paths could transition through pre-apprenticeship Support qualified ex-offenders re-entering the workforce who could qualify for construction trades careers. Click on the "view page now" to learn more.
The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the availability of a new online toolkit to guide employers through the process for hiring veterans. The free toolkit is designed to assist and educate employers who have made the proactive decision to include veterans and wounded warriors in their recruitment and hiring initiatives. "Many employers have told us that they are interested in developing or enhancing a veterans hiring initiative for their company, but that they don't know where to begin," said Ray Jefferson, assistant secretary for the department's Veterans' Employment and Training Service. "This toolkit was created with these employers in mind. It's designed to simplify the process and put valuable, vetted resources at the employer's fingertips."