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Alabama Office Of Apprenticeship Launches Interactive Dashboard - ‘One Of The First In The U.S. To Provide A One-Stop Shop To Explore Current’ Registered Apprenticeships

Published Thursday, October 28, 2021
by The Alabama Political Reporter
Alabama Office Of Apprenticeship Launches Interactive Dashboard - ‘One Of The First In The U.S. To Provide A One-Stop Shop To Explore Current’ Registered Apprenticeships

(TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA) - The Alabama Office of Apprenticeship (AOA) has recently launched an interactive dashboard to promote Registered Apprenticeship expansion in Alabama.

Developed in partnership with the University of Alabama Education Policy Center (EPC), the multipurpose dashboard is one of the first in the country to provide a diverse set of stakeholders with a one-stop shop to explore current Registered Apprenticeships at the state level.

The tool also gives users the opportunity to learn about all of the training programs and in-demand occupations for which a program can be built.

“We are proud of the work that the University of Alabama Education Policy Center has done to create an innovative tool that will help all Alabamians access Apprenticeship opportunities,” Director Josh Laney said.  “This one-of-a-kind dashboard is another example of how Alabama is striving to provide high-quality customer service to our employers in meeting their workforce needs, as well as expanding career pathways for our citizens.”

The tool was created to provide useful, up-to-date information for anyone interested in an Apprenticeship, including students, parents, training providers, workforce agencies and employers.

For employers, this dashboard offers an ability to search for potential Apprenticeship opportunities applicable to their company.

On the other hand, high school students can use it to explore local apprenticeship opportunities for which they can apply.

Better still is that all of this information and more can be accessed interactively, through tools like a point-and-click map, or statically through downloadable tables and exported graphics.

That way, users of the dashboard can view the information they want, however they want.

So far the AOA team has shared a beta version of the dashboard with workforce partners across Alabama who could benefit from its existence.

Among the first to benefit were the Alabama Career Center staff who work with job seekers and employers.

Recently, a focus group of apprenticeship employers has been included in the beta to review the dashboard’s effectiveness as a promotional tool for their programs at both the local and state level.

The dashboard can be found on the AOA’s website

To Directly Access This Apprenticeship And Training Labor News Story, Go To: www.alreporter.com/2021/10/26/alabama-office-of-apprenticeship-launches-interactive-dashboard/

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