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
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.
Training and Employment Guidance Letter 02-07. July 12, 2007
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.
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.
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/
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.
President Obama discussed the need to prepare workers with job-ready skills during his January 28 State of the Union Address, and followed that by highlighting the need for more apprenticeships to accomplish that goal. Read more here.
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.
The purpose of this notice is to provide interested parties with the planning guidance for use by states in submitting their Unified State Plans under section 501 of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 as well as Plan modifications. The Planning Guidance provides a framework for the collaboration of governors, local elected officials, businesses and other partners to continue the development of workforce investment systems that address customer needs, deliver integrated user-friendly services, and are accountable to the customers and the public.