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Designed To Reach Rochester, NY’s ‘Historically Disadvantaged’ Populations, The Multi-Craft Apprenticeship Preparation Program ‘Offers The Most Comprehensive Introduction To Direct Entry Into’ A Building Trades’ Apprenticeship Program

Published on Thursday, May 28, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(ROCHESTER, NEW YORK) - Designed to reach Rochester’s historically disadvantaged populations, The Multi-Craft Apprenticeship Preparation Program (MAPP) offers the most comprehensive introduction to direct entry into a Building Trades’ Apprenticeship Program. MAPP is a unique and critically-important partner in the necessary work of building more»

Training For Electrical Workers In The State Of Ohio ‘Adjusts’ To The Coronavirus

Published on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO) - Not long ago, the main challenge facing Electrician Training Programs sponsored by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) was finding candidates to become Apprentices. Now, with the Coronavirus Pandemic restricting how education can be delivered to students from pre-kindergarten through college, Training Providers more»

Construction Apprentice Programs Face ‘New COVID-19 Learning Curve’

Published on Friday, May 22, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
New COVID-19 restrictions are already affecting the Craft Worker pipeline, forcing many Apprenticeship and Training Programs to be shuttered or severely limited. Programs are turning to on-line resources, on-the-job training and socially distanced classes to continue critical workforce development. In the State of Washington, Training Programs are more»

Asurion Launches Tennessee’s First Software Engineer Apprenticeship Program For Employees

Published on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE) - Nashville-based Tech Care Company Asurion announced the company is launching Tennessee's first in-house Apprenticeship for Software Engineers, providing the company's Hourly Employees with the opportunity to up-skill into one of the most sought-after professional roles in the Metro Area. The company's Software Engineering more»

New York City Sheet Metal Apprentice ‘Stays On The Job During Pandemic In Order To Help Strengthen’ Area Hospitals

Published on Sunday, May 17, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Amanda Filpo is on the verge of completing her five-year Apprenticeship as a Local 28 Sheet Metal Worker - and she’s earned it. Filpo graduated from the Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW) Building Trades program nearly seven years ago and will become a Mechanic in August. While she continues working 10-to-12-hour shifts more»

In Age Of COVID-19, ‘It’s Time To Take A Different Approach’ to Introducing Young People To A Career In The Trades: Students In Ohio ‘Get A Virtual Tour’ Of Unionized Plumbers & Pipefitters’ Apprenticeships

Published on Friday, May 15, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO) – Being selected for the Apprenticeship Program through U.A. Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 396 is similar to going to college with one major exception: students pay for higher education - while Apprentices get paid, says Rick Boyarko, the Union’s Apprenticeship Program’s Training Director. Competition is tough, but more»

Looking At Apprentices During This COVID-19 Pandemic: Meet IBEW Local 3 Apprentice Elsie Ingabire, Who Just Returned To Work After Month-Long Furlough

Published on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(NEW YORK CITY) - New Building Trades grad Elsie Ingabire recently returned to work after being furloughed for a month due to the COVID-19 lockdown. Ingabire left her construction job at Rockefeller Center on a Friday evening in early March, when she got a call from a supervisor telling her she was being furloughed. “I got a call as I was heading more»

‘One Of A Kind:’ Jolene Cicci ‘Is The Only’ Female Linewoman Employed By West Penn Power - “I ‘Don’t Think I’m The Only Woman In Pennsylvania That Can Do This Job.’”

Published on Monday, May 11, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(WEST BETHLEHEM TOWNSHIP, PENNSYLVANIA) - Jolene Cicci, of West Bethlehem Township, is literally one of a kind. She’s the only female Linewoman among hundreds of Linemen who work for West Penn Power, and one of about five Linewomen who work throughout the parent company, FirstEnergy. “In ‘my opinion, in part it’s the physical more»

‘Good Advice’ From ‘Across The Pond:’ The Top 10 Tips For Apprentices ‘Continuing Their Training’ During The Coronavirus Lockdown

Published on Friday, May 8, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
COVID-19 and the subsequent lockdown in the United Kingdom – as well as the Coronavirus impacting the United States - has led to many Apprentices either working from home or being furloughed. Fortunately, in the vast majority of cases, this has not prevented Apprentices continuing on with training and their personal and professional development. more»

JCP&L Substation Electrician ‘Paves The Way For Women Interested In The Trade’

Published on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(LANDING, NEW JERSEY) - Stephanie Edwards is no stranger to the Electric Utility Industry. The Substation Electrician started her career at FirstEnergy in customer service and meter reading more than six years ago, before realizing she wanted to play more of a direct role in power distribution. “My father was a lineman and I have friends who work in more»

Southwest Philadelphia Resident Has ‘New Practical Career Prospects & Tangible Results’ Via Pre-Apprenticeship Training

Published on Monday, May 4, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA) - Growing up in Southwest Philadelphia, Allen Hood (pictured above) had been thinking about a career in commercial painting for many years. Beginning last September, that dream has become much more of a reality. “Through the Rebuild Program, I’ve ‘had a chance to go through an intensive course of study with more»

Tech Apprenticeships ‘Promise A New Path For Diverse’ Candidates

Published on Friday, May 1, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(SEATTLE, WASHINGTON) - When Aeone Singson graduated from Seattle Central Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Computer Science, her prospects for a career as a UX Designer had never seemed bleaker. At that point, she had spent years going to school on and off while working full-time minimum wage jobs to pay for tuition. When she finally more»

The U.S. Department Of Labor ‘Takes Small Steps Toward Expanding’ Apprenticeships

Published on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Next month, a new Department of Labor Rule aimed at making it easier for businesses to set up Apprenticeships will take effect. America’s Apprenticeship Programs, which lag behind much of the developed world in size and scope, is ripe for expansion. Though the Department of Labor Rule is a small step, it could help bring more»

From Our Friends Over In Australia: Trade Apprentices ‘Will Help Our Post-COVID-19 Recovery & We Need To Do More To Keep Them In Work’

Published on Sunday, April 26, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
The Australian Government needs to urgently act to protect Australia’s 180,000 Trade Apprentices from the economic effects of the Coronavirus. Advertised vacancies for new Apprentices have collapsed due to COVID-19 – from 1,731 vacancies in January to 880 in March 2020. If the trend continues over the next year it will lead to a loss of 35,000 more»

Student Completes ‘First-Of-Its-Kind’ Apprenticeship In Pella, Iowa – ‘Part Of A New And Expanding Work-Based Educational Program’ In Marion County

Published on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(PELLA, IOWA) - Charles Vander Velden, a 2019 graduate of Pella High School, became the first Registered Apprentice through the Career Academy of Pella, part of a new and expanding work-based educational program in Marion County. "Thanks to ‘everyone who helped me.’ This was a ‘big’ experience and ‘I'm glad I got to do more»

Ashley Morris Becomes Mon Power’s ‘First Female’ Line Worker In West Virginia – Morris ‘One Of Five’ Female Line Workers Employed By FirstEnergy’s 10 Electric Companies In Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland & West Virginia

Published on Sunday, April 19, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(THE STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA) - With nearly 100 years of service to West Virginia customers, Mon Power made history when its first-ever female Line Worker joined the workforce in June. After graduating from college on a soccer scholarship in 2012, Ashley Morris worked as a Registered Operating Room Nurse for five years. Although she loved working in a more»

Expanding The Skills Of Young Mechanics Through Apprenticeships In Glenville, New York

Published on Thursday, April 16, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(GLENVILLE, NEW YORK) - Fixing cars is in Automotive Mechanical Technician Donni Karr’s blood, so it’s only fitting that it is also his last name. “Since I’m young, my mom would buy me a toy and I would take it apart and put it back together, so I feel it was from then,” Karr says. Now, he’s worked his way up in Mohawk more»

MedCerts Expands Health Care & IT Training Nationally Following USDOL Approval

Published on Monday, April 13, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(LIVONIA, MICHIGAN) - MedCerts, a national provider of on-line allied health care and IT training solutions in Livonia, has announced that its official Apprenticeship Program has been registered with the United States Department of Labor Apprenticeship Office (USDOL). With the approval, the program is now available nationally to MedCerts partners, more»

Apprenticeship Program ‘Will Pay Students To Play’ Video Games

Published on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA) - Many of the roughly 10,000 seniors who are graduating from Charlotte-Mecklenburg high schools this year are getting ready for another four years of education in college - but some, who want to skip the degree, may have a chance to get paid playing video games. Carolina Fintech Hub is recruiting CMS seniors for Charlotte's more»

Utility ‘Dives Into’ AR To Train Apprentices - MidAmerican ‘Uses Blend Of Augmented Reality & eBooks To Develop A Digital Curriculum’ For Its Apprenticeship Programs

Published on Monday, April 6, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(DES MOINES, IOWA) - Like many other utilities, MidAmerican Energy Company trained its Apprentices in a traditional classroom setting with large binders of information and how-to videos on VHS. After reviewing the materials in the classroom, Apprentices would practice hands-on activities with Trainers providing guidance and instruction. Today, the utility more»

The ‘New Collar’ Workforce: In Today's Manufacturing Environment, ‘It’s Skills & Ability, Not Academic Pedigree, That Matter Most’ And ‘It's Time To Update The Blue-Collar/White-Collar Approach’ To The Workforce

Published on Friday, April 3, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
Can an entire movement start with a letter? Former IBM CEO Ginni Rometty believes so. On November 14th, 2016, she sent a letter to then-President-elect Donald Trump about a new way to look at jobs. In it, she offered some key suggestions about how IBM could help the administration’s goal of “harnessing the creative talent of people for the more»

The IBEW ‘Lends Its Support’ To Ivy Tech Kokomo Campus ‘Transformation’ - Union, Indiana College ‘Partnership Benefits Students, Employers & Community’

Published on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(KOKOMO, INDIANA) - For the Electrical Professionals of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 873, the Local Unit of the oldest and largest Electrical Union in the world, their financial support of the Ivy Tech Kokomo campus transformation project is just a natural continuation of decades of partnership. As IBEW Local 873 Business more»

Michigan’s Downriver Institutions ‘To Reap Benefits’ Of $4 Million Apprenticeship Grant

Published on Thursday, March 26, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(DETROIT, MICHIGAN) - With a potential recession on the horizon, economic development organizations need to figure out what buttons to push - and the Workforce Intelligence Network (WIN) presents one such option. A non-profit consortium comprised of nine community colleges and six Michigan Works! Agencies, WIN recently won a $4 million grant from the U.S. more»

Apprenticeship ‘Can Make A Real Difference’ & ‘Opens The Doors Of Opportunity’

Published on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
masslive.com Editor’s Note: This Labor Perspective was authored by Tonja Mettlach, the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Workforce Association, and Patrick Mitchell, the Director of Apprenticeship Expansion & Work-based Learning at the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. A quick glance at on-line job more»

‘Apprenticeship In Motion’ Brings ‘Apprenticeships 2.0’ To West Virginia

Published on Sunday, March 22, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
Huntington (West Virginia) Herald-Dispatch Editor’s Note: Dave Lavender is one of two new Apprenticeship in Motion (AIM-WV) Coordinators with Workforce and Industry Training at the West Virginia Development Office. Go on-line at https://westvirginia.gov/incentives-and-programs/apprenticeship-in-motion/ to find out more about Apprenticeships in West more»

The NABTU On Final IRAP Rule From The U.S. Department Of Labor: Final Rule ‘Rightfully Recognizes’ The Unionized Construction Industry ‘As The Standard Bearer’ In The Workforce Development Space

Published on Thursday, March 19, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) have issued the following statement from President Sean McGarvey regarding the final Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAP) Rule from the U.S. Department of Labor: On June 15th, 2017, the Trump Administration issued Executive Order No. 13801 seeking to expand more»

Apprenticeships Offer Training, Education - On The Farm

Published on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(BELLEVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA) - Jessica Matthews wasn’t raised on a farm. Until she started working on Hameau Farm, she’d never even been around dairy cows. She grew up in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, just outside of Philadelphia - one of the largest cities in the U.S. She got a degree in psychology and worked in that field. A growing interest more»

Labor Perspective From U.S. Secretary Of Labor Eugene Scalia: New Labor Department Apprenticeship Rule Can Help American Businesses Build Workforce

Published on Sunday, March 15, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
Running a business and need more Skilled Workers? If you’re not considering Apprenticeships, then you’re behind the curve. Top American companies, including IBM, CVS Health and Lockheed Martin, now rely on Apprenticeships to attract and train Workers. A rule just issued by the U.S. Department of Labor will help even more American businesses more»

Construction Labor Unions ‘Score A Major Regulatory Victory:’ U.S. Labor Department ‘Sides With’ Construction Unions On Apprenticeship Rule

Published on Friday, March 13, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Construction Labor Unions have scored a major regulatory victory as the U.S. Department of Labor’s (USDOL) long-awaited final rule on Apprenticeships retains the construction industry’s exclusion from new “industry-recognized” training and education programs for those seeking to enter its workforce. That more»

Apprenticeship Rules Relaxed Over Coronavirus Fears

Published on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Apprentices will be allowed a break in learning if they cannot be assessed due to the Coronavirus. The change means that there will be no financial penalty if assessments get delayed because of assessor illness or Covid-19 related measures – which would ordinarily be the case if there was a Break In Learning (BIL) under the more»

U.S. Apprenticeship Programs ‘Get $100 Million Boost’ - Department Of Labor Announces Funds As Part Of Their ‘Closing The Skills Gap’ Initiative

Published on Monday, March 9, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) has announced it is awarding $100 million in Federal Grants to 28 Public-Private Apprenticeship Programs across the United States - the Apprenticeship: Closing the Skills Gap Program targets funding Apprenticeships in the fields of IT, Health Care, and Advanced Manufacturing. Secretary of Labor more»

‘Effort & Opportunity’ - The Building Trades ‘Have Seen A Welcomed Increase’ Of Women In The Ranks In Recent Years

Published on Thursday, March 5, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA) - According to data from the U. S. Department of Labor, there are significantly more women in Trades’ professions than there were in prior decades. Since the year 2000, there are 23% more women working in construction nationally, 43% more working in transportation and materials moving and 40% more working in protection more»

Our Teens ‘Need To Know’ That Trade Jobs ‘Are Sitting Empty’

Published on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
I talk with a lot of Moms about how hard it is to find a good Handyman, Plumber or someone who can come and service their riding lawn mower. When we actually get someone who can do the work, they are booked so far out that we have to wait months to get our repairs done. Some of us have partners who are handy, but who simply don’t have the time to more»

The Trades Just ‘Aren't Just For The Guys’ And Journeywoman Welder & Ironworker Danielle Shaw ‘Wants Women To Know That’

Published on Sunday, March 1, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
Journeywoman Welder and Ironworker Danielle Shaw wants women to know that the Trades aren't just for the guys. The Chief caught up with the 36-year-old Journeywoman Welder and Ironworker while she was on her lunch break on the job at a Burnaby Oil Refinery in British Columbia, Canada. What follows is an edited version of that conversation: Q: How did you more»

‘A View From Across The Pond:’ Do Apprenticeships Have An ‘Image’ Problem? Is It Time To ‘Rebrand’ Them?

Published on Friday, February 28, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
Let's sort out Apprenticeships' image problem, says Paul Freeman of Global Knowledge UK, a leader in IT, best practice and business skills training. There remains a stigma around Apprenticeships - which is pitifully out of date, especially when the scope of available roles and qualifications is more wide-ranging than ever. Recent research by the City more»

New Jersey Department Of Labor And Workforce Development Distributes More Than $3 Million To Support A Variety Of Apprenticeship Efforts

Published on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(TRENTON, NEW JERSEY) - The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) announced that more than $3 million will be distributed among 12 organizations to foster Apprenticeship opportunities that will see the hiring of 1,264 new Apprentices. All of these Apprentices will be making $15-an-hour or more. The funds were made available more»

‘Skills For Life:’ Finding Success In The Skilled Trades

Published on Monday, February 24, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
The Skilled Trades are occupations that require special skills, knowledge or abilities - and often, these skills can be obtained with less schooling (and debt) than a four-year degree. Many people associate the Trades with the manufacturing and construction industries, but they can be found in technology, energy and health care as well. The following more»

From Our Friends Up In Canada: Ontario High School Students Could Be Fully Trained Plumbers & Electricians By The Age Of 20, Thanks To New Program Collaboration

Published on Friday, February 21, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(WINDSOR, ONTARIO/CANADA) - Windsor-Essex Electricians and Plumbers could be fully qualified to work by the time they are 20 years old - that's if they take advantage of an expanding Canadian Skilled Trades Program on which the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board and St. Clair College have been collaborating on. "I was doing work around the house more»

New Pre-Apprenticeship Opportunity In Ohio

Published on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(ACROSS THE STATE OF OHIO) - It’s even easier than ever to get started in a new career. The Ohio Carpenters’ Joint Apprenticeship and Training Program is offering a new direct-entry Pre-Apprenticeship Program at no cost. This 40-hour class offered during evenings or weekends acts as a condensed orientation into Carpentry, Millwright, Pile more»

Indiana Laborers Invest $2.5 Million In Training Facility

Published on Monday, February 17, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(BEDFORD, INDIANA) - The Indiana Laborers’ District Council is investing $2.5 million in its training facility in Bedford. Business Manager David Frye said the funding will support extensive enhancements to the center and the future of high quality construction in Indiana. "The Indiana Laborers’ Union is investing in the future of our more»

Demand For Construction Workers ‘Is Growing’ In Rochester, New York & Those Currently Serving Apprentices ‘Are Hoping For A Lifetime Of Work’

Published on Thursday, February 13, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(ROCHESTER, NEW YORK) - Dillon Callaghan is hopeful the training he's receiving today will set him up for success for years to come. “What I’m learning here will last a lifetime," said Callaghan, 19. He's part of the Rochester Electrical Joint Apprenticeship Program. Callaghan and dozens of his counterparts will spend the next five years more»

Seeking Tech Talent, Companies ‘Kickstart’ Apprenticeship Programs - Bosch, Barclays & IBM Are Hiring Applicants ‘Without’ College Degrees To Fill Entry-Level Tech Roles

Published on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(FARMINGTON HILLS, MICHIGAN) - Companies challenged by the shortage of skilled Technology Staff are using an old-fashioned method – Apprenticeships - to recruit non-traditional Workers for entry-level roles. The applicants, many with just a high-school education, are getting months of training in digital skills, including programming languages such more»

‘Words Of Wisdom From The Great White North’ - ‘Debunking Five Myths’ About The Skilled Trades, From Addressing Skills & Labor Shortages To The Fact That Young People ‘Should Be Encouraged To Seek Careers In Trades And Technology’

Published on Sunday, February 9, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(WATERLOO, ONTARIO/CANADA) - Manufacturing growth is being affected by companies that are having trouble filling positions that require skills. Meanwhile, outdated misconceptions about working in the Skilled Trades and Technology Fields continue and they represent a significant obstacle that must be overcome to address a serious labor shortage that is more»

“It’s ‘Not A Job - It’s A Career:” Queens, New York Residents ‘Set Their Sights On Upcoming Pathways To’ Apprenticeship Course

Published on Thursday, February 6, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(QUEENS, NEW YORK) – After a long and difficult struggle, 696 Build Queensbridge Director K. Bain and Laborers Local 79 Organizer Bernard Callegari have succeeded in bringing a neighborhood-based Pre-Apprenticeship Program to one of the most underserved communities in New York City. About 100 young men and women, mainly residents of the Queensbridge more»

Teens ‘Need To Know They Can Make Money’ In Trade Careers – ‘High-Paying Jobs Are Available For Students Who Choose’ Trade School Or Vocational Or Technical Education Instead Of Bachelor’s Degree Programs

Published on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
My son is 15 and will be starting his junior year of high school. The talk of going to college is buzzing all around while no other options are even suggested half as much. There seems to be such a stigma around not going off to school to earn a Bachelor’s ­Degree and I don’t think this is fair to our kids. My son probably won't go to more»

What A Great Idea! - Cleveland Area Boy Scouts Partner With Plumbers Local 55 JATC For Merit Badge Project

Published on Sunday, February 2, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(CLEVELAND, OHIO) - A partnership between Cleveland area Boy Scouts Troops and the Plumbers Local 55 Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) is helping Scouts earn a merit badge. Growing up, Local 55 Training Director Jason Shank was a Boy Scout and he is proud to be able to help current scouts learn about the plumbing industry. In addition to more»

UA Welding Instructor Is ‘Excited To Help’ Soldiers ‘Transition Back Into’ Civilian Life

Published on Thursday, January 30, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(FORT CARSON, COLORADO) - The United Association Veterans in Piping (UA/VIP) Program Fort Carson Welding Class 17 is off to a great start with a new batch of active-duty transitioning Military Service Members learning entry-level welding skills. Fort Carson UA VIP Welding Instructor Jason Smith is excited to help this group re-familiarize themselves with more»

Employment Connection Working To ‘Increase The Pipeline’ Of Minority Construction Workers

Published on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI) - Employment Connection is a non-profit St. Louis Community asset, helping to alleviate barriers to self-sufficiency for individuals with limited opportunities for more than 40 years. Founded in 1977, the Employment Connection provides valuable resources, training and support to inspire and empower individuals to change their more»

New Apprenticeship Program In Utah Uses Swiss European Model To Provide Students Training For Advanced Manufacturing Through A ‘Hybrid’ That Blends Training With Coursework At A Community College

Published on Sunday, January 26, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH) - A Swiss company is bringing its Apprenticeship Model to Utah to build a skilled workforce for its new facility in this country. The Swiss model, applauded by the Trump Administration and broadly supported by the public, has students split time between classes and paid, on-the-job training to get skills for a specific industry. more»

Apprenticeship: ‘It Means Having A Future’ - Ironworkers Local 86 Apprentice’s Success Story Catches State Of Washington Governor’s Attention

Published on Thursday, January 23, 2020 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(SEATTLE, WASHINGTON) - Sometimes, all it takes to start someone on the path to a good-paying family-supporting career is a few words of encouragement. Just ask Robert Arce. When he and his fiancée moved to Washington from California, he was struggling to get by - bouncing from low-wage job to low-wage job. At one point, Arce was homeless and more»