“What do a computer programmer, an electrician, an office manager, a home health aide, and a wind turbine technician all have in common? They are all jobs that can be learned through an apprenticeship. While 75 years ago the apprenticeship system started in construction and other skilled trades, today there are apprenticeships in over 1,000 occupations – including careers in Healthcare, Information Technology, Advanced Manufacturing, Transportation and Logistics, and Energy.
This toolkit provides helpful steps and resources to start and register an apprenticeship program, from exploring the apprenticeship model as a workforce strategy to launching a new program. Whether [the user is] a business or labor organization, an industry association or another kind of workforce intermediary, a community college or the public workforce system, or a community-based or service organization, [the authors] invite [workforce professionals] to use this toolkit to...
- Explore apprenticeship as a strategy to meet [the] needs [of] skilled workers
- Partner with key players in [the] region to develop an apprenticeship program
- Build the core components of [an] apprenticeship program
- Register [a] program to join ApprenticeshipUSA network
- Launch [a] new Registered Apprenticeship program” (p. 2).
The resource provides examples from specific apprenticeship programs, including those in the energy, healthcare, and advanced manufacturing sectors.
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