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‘More’ Michigan Women ‘Should Get In The Construction Game’

Published on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(ACROSS THE STATE OF MICHIGAN) - Few would dispute there’s a talent gap and jobs left unfilled in the construction industry in Michigan and across the country, but when it comes to women working in this sector, the situation is even grimmer. Which is why leaders in business, government, Organized Labor and others have been launching programs and more»

Clark University's $10M Grant Will Retrain Up 800 Local Workers - The Federal Grant, ‘The Only One Of Its Kind In The Northeast,’ Will Allow Clark To Offer Training In IT Fields

Published on Sunday, January 24, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS) - Clark University has received a $10 million award from the Department of Labor, Employment, and Training Administration's H-1B One Workforce Grant Program to help train the workforce of the future for jobs in critical industries such as information technology, advanced manufacturing and transportation. Clark is the only more»

Maui To Receive $300,000 Federal Grant To Create STEM Apprenticeship Program, Aim Is To Help Develop A Work-Based Apprenticeship Program For Residents Living On This Hawaiian Island

Published on Friday, January 22, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(HONOLULU, HAWAII) — A Federal grant is aiming to help develop a work-based APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM for Maui residents. U.S. Senator Brian Schatz, who introduced the legislation, announced the Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB) would be receiving $300,000 in Federal funding to go toward a program looking to offer unique on-the-job training in more»

Apprenticeships ‘Aren’t Just For The Trades,’ It’s ‘Also A Way To Bolster’ Colorado’s Early Childhood Workforce

Published on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(LAKEWOOD, COLORADO) - Vivian Darby, 36, is finally where she’s supposed to be. The funny, gregarious Colorado native is playing in a big sandbox on a sunny Winter day. She’s surrounded by a posse of young children. She sings with them. Runs with them. Screams with them. Gently admonishes them. And does a whole lot more in the highly more»

California Electricians Receive Training In Microgrids & Storage As Part Of Climate, Equity Effort

Published on Sunday, January 17, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA) - A new training and certification program in California equips Electricians with the skills needed to work with Microgrids and Storage, while aiming to ensure Minority and disadvantaged residents benefit from the program. As part of the effort to train Workers for jobs that address climate change, the California Workforce more»

From Across The Pond: Tech Data Launches Hardware Apprenticeship

Published on Thursday, January 14, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
Throughout the Coronavirus Pandemic, The Channel has looked for training and enablement in order to keep skills sharp and utilize the time that engineers have been unable to visit customer sites. Vendors have made more on-line training available and there have been numerous virtual seminars reaching out to resellers to provide them with information. Tech more»

Veterans Program Graduates First On-Line IBEW Pre-Apprentice

Published on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(KENNEWICK, WASHINGTON) - This past October, U.S. Army Veteran Raul Gutierrez became the first person to finish his Pre-Apprenticeship Program completely on-line. Gutierrez is a graduate of the Veterans Electrical Entry Program's (VEEP) computer-mediated learning course, which allows participants to take classes on-line that prepare them for an more»

Construction Jobs ‘Are Out There, But There Aren't Enough Qualified’ Applicants - While The National Workforce ‘Is On The Rebound, The Pandemic Is Forcing Many People To Either Search For Work Or Change Their Careers’

Published on Sunday, January 10, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO) - While our National Workforce is on the rebound, the Coronavirus Pandemic is forcing many to either have to search for work or change their careers all together. There's one program called The Community Builders Program that offers Apprenticeship Training to under-served communities to help fill the Construction Workforce more»

OhioMeansJobs: Apprenticeship Program Helps Employers

Published on Thursday, January 7, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News Editor’s Note: This is the third in a three-part series on employer services provided by OhioMeansJobs Champaign County to help local businesses retain their workforce through training that prepares valued Employees for new skills and technology and career advancement. Other employer services featured in this series include Incumbent more»

Here’s Six Expert Tips For Rebooting Your Career In 2021 – Including Considering A Tech Apprenticeship

Published on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
Whether you’ve been made redundant from your job, your financial situation has changed or the 2020 lockdowns have given you pause for thought and inspired you to reassess, here are some top tips for restarting your career in a new year… Network, Refine Your CV (Curriculum Vitae) And Reboot: If you’ve been made redundant, Alex Hattingh more»

Northeast State Welcomes New Machinist Apprentices From Bell Helicopter

Published on Sunday, January 3, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(KINGSPORT, TENNESSEE) - Come fly with us: That’s an invitation from Northeast State Community College and Bell taken up by two new members of the College’s Apprenticeship Program. Officials with the Bell Piney Flats facility and Northeast State’s Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing (RCAM) welcomed Justin Brown and David Gardner more»

Apprenticeship Program For Upper Manhattan Residents Graduates Its Third Cohort In Virtual Ceremony - Pre-Apprenticeship Program Helps Minorities, Women & Upper Manhattan Residents Obtain Union Construction Apprenticeships

Published on Thursday, December 31, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(MANHATTAN, NEW YORK) - A six-week Pre-Apprenticeship Program, delivered by Pathways to Apprenticeship (P2A) in partnership with the West Harlem Development Corporation, New York City Department of Small Business Services and Columbia University, certifies participants with key skills and required safety trainings needed to qualify for an Apprenticeship more»

$1 Million Grant Will Fund New 20,000-Square-Foot, State-Of-The-Art Training Center For The Electrical Trade In Lawrence County, Pennsylvania

Published on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(NEW CASTLE, PENNSYLVANIA) - A $1 million grant from the Pennsylvania State Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) will fund a state-of-the-art Electrical Apprenticeship Training Center for Lawrence County, State Representative Chris Sainato (Democrat-Lawrence) has announced. Sainato said the grant will give area Electrical Apprentices the more»

‘Skilling Up Through Apprenticeships’ For The Automotive Industry’s Future

Published on Sunday, December 27, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
Is your company struggling to recruit and retain skilled Workers? Are promising projects sitting on the shelf due to lack of able hands? Leaders in many automotive industries think so. And some companies are tackling the problem through Apprenticeship Programs. Such on-the-job training makes good sense for companies that need middle-level skilled more»

SMART Training Centers In California & Michigan Reopen, But Instructors ‘Face Similar Challenges To Keep Apprentices Safe From The Coronavirus While They Learn Their Craft’

Published on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA) - There are more than 140 Union Sheet Metal Training Centers in the United States and Canada and they vary in size - from city to rural, from a few dozen Apprentices to as many as 1,000, and are located in small geographic areas to entire states and beyond. Every training center, funded by the International Association of Sheet Metal, more»

NBA Superstar LeBron James Opens Job Training & Financial Literacy Center In Ohio

Published on Sunday, December 20, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(AKRON, OHIO) - LeBron James, a perennial National Basketball Association (NBA) superstar and social activist, is adding to his impressive philanthropic portfolio with the opening of a job training and financial center in his Akron, Ohio hometown. Despite James’ worldly exploits, he’s remained fiercely loyal to Akron, a 40-mile drive south of more»

Determination, Mentorship & Success - “I Struck My First Arc And Realized This Was The Industry For Me” - Spotlight On Union Boilermaker Kayla Vander Molen

Published on Thursday, December 17, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(CALGARY, ALBERTA/CANADA) - Fashion design seems like an unlikely path to a career as a Union Boilermaker, but it’s exactly where things started for Kayla Vander Molen, who is now a Pre-Apprentice Instructor and Welding Examiner-in-Training at Local 146 (Calgary, Alberta). But really, the career leap wasn’t too far in some respects. Vander more»

In The Age Of COVID, The City Of Boston & The Greater Boston Building Trade Unions Team-Up For A Coordinated ‘Virtual’ Career Fair Series

Published on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS) – Boston Mayor Martin Walsh, the Mayor's Office of Economic Development and the 20 Affiliated Member Unions of the Greater Boston Building Trades Unions are offering their first-ever virtual career fair today (Tuesday, December 15th). The virtual career fair is be the first in a series of virtual events that the coordinating more»

Central Pennsylvania Regional Manufacturing Trade Association’s New Apprenticeship Facility To ‘Offer Increased’ Training Opportunities

Published on Sunday, December 13, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(EMIGSVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA) - The Manufacturers’ Association, a Regional Trade Association, is expanding and opening a new location in York County, Pennsylvania. The new 12,960-square-foot location at 3405 Board Road in Manchester Township near Emigsville will be used to host its Regional Apprenticeship Program and technical and professional more»

Here’s The ‘Advantages’ Of Tire Service Technician Apprentice Program Partnerships

Published on Thursday, December 10, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
For shops interested in recruiting and developing young talent for Automotive and Tire Service Technicians, Apprentice Programs can be an excellent tool. Apprenticeship is not designed to create a job - it is intended to foster a young person’s career. Apprenticeship is often full-time employment where the individuals earn while they learn. Usually more»

President-Elect Biden ‘Seeks to Strengthen’ Registered Apprenticeship Program In Order To ‘Modernize’ Workforce Training

Published on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Investing in Apprenticeships is on the to-do list of President-elect Joe Biden, who has said he wants to put $50 billion into workforce training by creating partnerships among community colleges, businesses, Unions, universities and high schools, and state, local and Tribal Governments. These partnerships would identify knowledge and more»

House Approves ‘Apprenticeship Overhaul’ - Bill ‘Ignores ‘Trump’s Industry-Driven Programs

Published on Sunday, December 6, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Before recessing for the Thanksgiving holiday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation reauthorizing the National Apprenticeship Act (NAA), which would invest billions of dollars in the work-based learning model, codify standards and expand apprenticeship to new communities and industries. The Bill authorizes nearly $4 more»

‘Shattering The Proverbial Cement Ceiling’ - Spotlight On The Milwaukee Building Construction Trades Council’s Women In The Trades Group - empowHER

Published on Thursday, December 3, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN) - The age-old proverb “A woman’s work is never done,” has never been truer - especially in the Trades. Trades work is perhaps the single sector of the workforce that remains almost entirely dominated by men, not just in practice - but in perception. Yet, in the age of automation and technology, the Trades need all more»

Mansfield, Ohio Resident Finds Apprenticeship ‘Can Be A Promising Choice In An Uncertain’ Job Market

Published on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(MANSFIELD, OHIO) - Alex Culler has had a lot of opportunities since becoming an Electrician, even in the middle of a pandemic. In the past three years, he traveled to nine states in a conversion van - for work. Recently, the Bellville man who now lives in Mansfield started a new job with ESI Electrical Contractors, working at a Facebook Data Center in more»

Part Of A ‘New Generation’ Of Women Who’ve Entered A Construction Industry ‘Dominated’ By Men, Las Vegas Women Are ‘Making Inroads Into The Industry’

Published on Sunday, November 29, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(LAS VEGAS, NEVADA) - As a teen, Carina Sowinski never considered a career in construction, let alone overseeing the safety program for a $2 billion project. It wasn’t until after she entered college at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater that the idea of working in the construction industry entered her head. “I thought I’d end up in more»

Labor Perspective From Woz U President Chris Coleman: The Apprenticeship Re-Imagined - Re-Skilling Workers For The Technology Gap

Published on Thursday, November 26, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News Editor’s Note: Chris Coleman is the President of Woz U, an Education-as-a-Service company providing technology curricula to businesses, universities and colleges. To many, the thought of an Apprentice conjures the image of a young Plumber or Electrician learning the tools of the trade while working on the job with the oversight of an more»

M&T Bank Launches Z Development Program Mainframe Apprenticeship Program - Initiative Will Create Technical Positions For Candidates Who Come From Non-Traditional Backgrounds & Underserved Communities

Published on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - M&T Bank has launched its Z Development Program (ZDP) Mainframe Apprenticeship, an initiative that will create technical positions for candidates who come from non-traditional backgrounds and underserved communities. Named for the IBM Z enterprise platform, the ZDP initiative will develop Entry-Level Technologists who will support more»

From Our Friends ‘Up In The Great White North’ - Careers In The Skilled Trades Should Be “As Obvious As Becoming A Firefighter Or A Lawyer”

Published on Sunday, November 22, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(PROVINCE OF ONTARIO, CANADA) – The Canadian Province of Ontario has announced it is investing $43 million in expanded youth training programs to give young people exposure to employment options in the Building and Construction Trades. “Ontario’s demand for Workers in the Trades ‘is on the rise and we want to attract more young and more»

The International Association Of Heat And Frost Insulators ‘Are Seeking Dedicated Women To Train For A Career’ As Union Mechanical Insulators

Published on Thursday, November 19, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
Are you looking for a career where you get paid to go to class? How about obtaining an education where you don't take out student loans, but receive excellent benefits and make livable wages? Now’s your chance to become part of a highly-trained workforce that is second to none. Click on to this link: more»

St. Louis Begins Recruitment For A New Green Jobs Training Apprenticeship Called ‘The Solar Workforce Development Pilot’ - IBEW-NECA Solar Professionals Will Provide Technical Instruction & In-The-Field Training

Published on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI) - St. Louis began leading the charge on climate action in the Midwest when it created its Sustainability Plan in 2013. Since then, under the leadership of Mayor Lyda Krewson, the city has moved from strength to strength: A bench-marking ordinance in 2017; Adoption of the International Energy Conservation Code in 2018; A Solar more»

Apprenticeship Programs ‘Are Breaking Stigmas And Launching Careers’ - High School Counselors Are Beginning To Push Apprenticeship Programs To Students ‘In The Same Ways They’ve Been Pushing Traditional Colleges For Decades’

Published on Sunday, November 15, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
Diversity and inclusion research has shown how each of us harbors subconscious biases, whether we like it or not. When we see an individual who’s outside of our normal conscious awareness, we hold stereotypes about them. If two identical twins stood next to one another, one wearing a suit and the other wearing a construction harness and hardhat, more»

Spokane, Washington-Area Apprenticeships Continue To Enroll Applicants Amid COVID-19

Published on Thursday, November 12, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(SPOKANE, WASHINGTON) - As the Coronavirus Pandemic forced School Officials to change how they deliver classroom instruction, Spokane-area Apprenticeship Programs have adapted by reducing class sizes and shifting a portion of their curriculum on-line. Despite the changes, Apprenticeship Programs are continuing to enroll students to fill a need for Workers more»

“There Is An ‘Apprenticeship Revolution’ Going On In Missouri” - Missouri Gets $6 Million In Federal Aid To Create Thousands Of Tech Apprenticeships

Published on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(JEFFERSON CITY, MISSOURI) - The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry Foundation is deploying $6 million in Federal funding to create 5,300 new Tech Industry Apprenticeships. Chamber President Dan Mehan calls the investment a “game changer.” “There is an ‘Apprenticeship revolution’ going on in Missouri,” he says. more»

U.S. Department Of Labor Marks Sixth Annual National Apprenticeship Week From November 8th Through The 14th

Published on Sunday, November 8, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Sunday, November 8th kicks off the U.S. Department of Labor’s (USDOL) sixth annual National Apprenticeship Week. National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is a nationwide celebration that gives Labor Unions, businesses, communities and educators the opportunity to highlight their Apprenticeship Programs and Apprentices, and more»

The ‘New’ Normal: Sheet Metal International Training Institute Navigates COVID-19 Challenges ‘Through Virtual Learning’

Published on Thursday, November 5, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA) - When stay-at-home orders went into effect because of the Coronavirus Pandemic in mid-March and classes across the country went online, Field Staff at the International Training Institute (ITI) for the sheet Metal, Air Conditioning and Welding Industry jumped into action. That’s because the institute was scheduled to hold an more»

Apprentices ‘Will Rebuild’ America’s Middle Class

Published on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
Yes, this is a play on the President’s once-successful television show, but it is really about something more important: The country’s growing recognition that college for everyone is a failed idea. Apart from the unconscionable expense involved and the failure of higher education to prepare its graduates for the jobs market, this recognition more»

IT Apprenticeship Academy Opens In Northeast Arkansas

Published on Sunday, November 1, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS) - Niche market economic development can be difficult, especially in the Arkansas Delta where decades of population loss and limited educational opportunities hamper workers in some sectors such as technology. Now, Newport leaders hope to change that dynamic. Newport Economic Development Commission Executive Director Jon Chadwell more»

If An Ontario, Canada IBEW Local ‘Takes On An Innovative Apprenticeship, Why Can’t We Do The Same Here In The States?’

Published on Thursday, October 29, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO/CANADA) - For more than a century, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) has been successful by adapting to changes in the electrical industry - and Thunder Bay, Ontario/Canada IBEW Local 402 Business Manager Glen Drewes is confident his Union Local has found an innovative way to build on that history. Earlier more»

It ‘Pays’ To Be An Apprentice - 63% ‘More’

Published on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - An Apprenticeship Program that matches employers with community colleges has launched graduates into Middle Class careers and could be a way to address the flagging fortunes of Americans lacking four-year degrees, according to a new study. The Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (FAME) targets the widespread need for more»

How About This - The Ontario Government Is Helping Apprentices Cover Living Expenses During Their In-Class Training

Published on Sunday, October 25, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(ONTARIO, CANADA) - The Ontario government is making the Skilled Trades more accessible by investing an additional $75 million over the next two years to help Apprentices cover living expenses during their in-class training. The government is also appointing a five-member Skilled Trades Panel to provide advice and recommendations to the Minister of Labour, more»

“I ‘Want To Be The Pipeline In Helping Women Get Into The Trades’” - This ‘Trailblazing Female Union Plumber Seeks Gains For Other’ Minority Women In The Skilled Trades

Published on Thursday, October 22, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(LAS VEGAS, NEVADA) - Evelyn Pacheco thought there was an error on her paycheck. After her initial work-week with the local Plumber and Pipefitters Union, she received a check for $1,400. After years of working low-wage odd jobs to make ends meet, the single mother of three had found a career. Jokingly she said: “If ‘this is not right, more»

‘How A Google Search Led To A Better Career In The Union Electrical Industry’ - Emma Williams’ Story

Published on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(CHICAGO, ILLINOIS) - In the years after graduating from Chicago’s Lane Tech High School, Emma Williams was at loose ends and unsure of what she wanted to do with her life. By age 21 she was working in retail as a Cashier, but not making enough money to live comfortably and very much uninterested in spending the rest of the working years of her life more»

New Youth Apprenticeship Program Launched In Idaho

Published on Sunday, October 18, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(IDHAO FALLS, IDAHO) - Idaho now has a Youth Apprenticeship Program connecting young people to education and training through a nearly $2.5 million grant fully funded by the U.S. Department of Labor. The purpose of the program, administered by Idaho Business for Education, is to help students gain skills and meet the demand for Skilled Labor throughout more»

More Funding Made Available For Union Ironworkers Apprenticeships In Pennsylvania

Published on Thursday, October 15, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA) - The Ironworkers Local 404 Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) will be getting a boost thanks to additional funding provided by the Department of Community and Economic Development’s (DCED) Apprenticeship Grant Program. Administered by the JATC, the Iron Workers Local 4040 program is a three-year program more»

U.S. Department Of Labor Awards More Than $22 Million To Industry Intermediaries To Support Continued Apprenticeship Expansion & Opportunity

Published on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) recently awarded $22 million in contract investments to 12 Industry Intermediaries to continue USDOL’s efforts to expand the number of Apprenticeship opportunities in growing sectors across the country. This effort will further Registered Apprenticeship expansion strategies in high more»

New York City Building Trades Launch Apprenticeship Readiness Collective

Published on Sunday, October 11, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York is launching an effort to coordinate the work of four groups that recruit Apprentices from the city’s poorer neighborhoods and among Women, Veterans and Black and Latino residents. The announced Apprenticeship Readiness Collective will formally bring those different more»

Mississippi Shipbuilder Halter Marine Partners With Community College To Launch Apprenticeship Program

Published on Friday, October 9, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(PASCAGOULA, MISSISSIPPI) - Pascagoula, Mississippi Shipbuilder Halter Marine is creating jobs - and, through a partnership with Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (MGCCC), training the Apprentices who will fill them. The Apprenticeship Program is designed in three components: On-the-job training; Classroom training; and a progressive wage increase more»

City Of Philadelphia Seeks Candidates For Building Trades Career-Training Program

Published on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA) - Philadelphia’s Rebuild Program is recruiting for the next class in its career training program for people who are underrepresented in the Building Trades, liked AnIsa Harris – who always wanted to work in construction. After high school, he went to a technical institute and then found work with contractors, but more»

Labor Perspective From California Workforce Development Board Chairman Angelo Farooq: Congress ‘Should Invest In Our Nation’s Workforce Development System’

Published on Sunday, October 4, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
Americans deserve to have the dignity to access pathways with quality jobs that can provide for their families and meaningfully investing in our Public Workforce System ensures there is an infrastructure to equitably support Workers toward that goal. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is the Federal legislation that governs our Public more»

Vincennes University Partners With Purdue University To Provide Associate Degrees & Cybersecurity Certificate For Apprenticeship Program

Published on Thursday, October 1, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(WEST LAFAYETTE, INDIANA) - Vincennes University has announced a partnership with Purdue University’s Cyber Apprenticeship Program (P-CAP) to provide two on-line Associate Degree Programs and an on-line Cybersecurity Certificate for students registered in Purdue’s innovative Apprenticeship Program. Vincennes is the only university providing more»