Learning Session 2-2 Get the best of both worlds Apprenticeship and a College Degree (1 of 2)

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Apprenticeship gives concrete, hands-on skills that can be put to work in a chosen occupation. A college degree opens up a wide range of opportunities for advancement and career flexibility. Each …

Apprenticeship gives concrete, hands-on skills that can be put to work in a chosen occupation. A college degree opens up a wide range of opportunities for advancement and career flexibility. Each offers an official credential certifying participants’ skills and knowledge. Together, they can provide young adults with a unique and valuable education. In this workshop Jeanine Nagrod, Executive Director of NJ Place, at Rutgers University, and Liem Tran, of the Wentworth Institute of Technology, will describe how their programs are designed to enable young adults to attain both.

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  • 1. REGISTERED APPRENTICESHIP/INTERNSHIP A TALENT DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY
  • 2. WHAT IS REGISTERERED APPRENTICESHIP/INTERNSHIP?
    • A talent development training system sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, enacted under the “Fitzgerald Act” in 1937.
    • On The Job Learning - Full Time Paid Employment
    • Related Instruction - Relevant Theoretical Courses
  • 3. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INVESTMENT
    • Investment in building a strong workforce delivers a powerful boost to your company!
    • Registered Apprenticeship/Internship Offers:
    • Proven strategies which prepare your workforce to compete effectively in a global economy.
    • A flexible systematic approach for providing ongoing talent development and capacity building.
    • An increase in the education , skill , experience and productivity levels of staff.
  • 4. HOW DOES AN OCCUPATION BECOME APPROVED AS APPRENTICEABLE?
    • Business and industry petition the U.S. Department of Labor to request an occupation/trade become recognized as apprenticeable.
    • The U.S.D.O.L. apprenticeship staff assists the petitioner to develop the petition and work process schedule. The work process schedule details on-the-job learning and related theoretical instruction, based on industry standards.
    • No fee for technical assistance provided by U.S.D.O.L. staff.
  • 5. WHAT QUALIFIES AN OCCUPATION/TRADE TO BE RECOGNIZED AS APPRENTICEABLE?
    • The occupation/trade must be learned in a practical way through a structured, systematic program of on-the-job supervised learning.
    • Clearly identified and commonly recognized throughout an industry.
    • Involves manual, mechanical or technical skills and knowledge which require a minimum of 2000 hours of on-the-job work experience.
    • Requires related academic instruction to supplement the on-the-job learning.
  • 6. EMPLOYERS GAIN…
    • A proven process for imparting the knowledge and skills of experienced personnel to new staff.
    • An excellent return on talent development ensuring consistency of training.
    • A valuable marketing strategy.
    • An effective approach in the recruitment and retention of a highly qualified workforce.
  • 7. EMPLOYERS GAIN…
    • Expansion of mentor pool.
    • Elimination of skill gaps.
    • Support system to promote career ladders and lattices.
    • Increased productivity, quality and competency by cultivating a highly proficient and educated workforce.
    • Participation in a nationally recognized workforce development system.
  • 8. EMPLOYEES RECEIVE…
    • On-the-job learning under the guidance of experienced and qualified staff.
    • Occupation specific education/technical instruction.
    • Training and certifications which adhere to industry/business standards.
    • A nationally recognized credential, which is a benchmark of academic achievement and actual work experience.
    • Opportunities to receive education, develop expertise and gain experience which will enable them to advance in their careers.
  • 9. DIVERSITY OF REGISTERED APPRENTICESHIP/INTERNSHIP
    • 950 + OCCUPATIONS IN DIVERSE INDUSTRY SECTORS HAVE BEEN RECOGNIZED AS APPRENTICEABLE:
    • Advanced Manufacturing Health Care
    • Automotive Homeland Security
    • Biotechnology Hospitality
    • Energy Information Technology
    • Financial Services Transportation
    • … and many others!
  • 10. WHO DOES REGISTERED APPRENTICESHIP/INTERNSHIP SERVE?
            • Incumbent Staff
            • New Hires
            • Youth
            • Dislocated Workers
            • Unemployed/Underemployed
            • Displaced Homemakers
            • EVERYONE!
  • 11. APPRENTICESHIP MYTHS
    • Only serves those not college bound
    • Only for construction occupations/organized industries
    • No future – limited career path
    • Outdated, outmoded, outlasted its usefulness
    • Limited opportunities to participate
    • TOO MUCH BUREAUCRACY!
  • 12. SIMPLE STEPS TO SET UP REGISTERED APPRENTICESHIP/INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS
    • Contact Your Federal Representative: 732-750-9191
    • Bergen, Essex, Hudson & Union Counties
    • Donna Scalia: [email_address]
    • Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset,
    • Sussex and Warren Counties
    • Joann Tomenchok: [email_address]
    • Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland,
    • Gloucester, Monmouth, Ocean & Salem Counties
  • 13. REGISTERED APPRENTICESHIP/INTERNSHIP WEB SITES
    • U.S. Department of Labor - Employment & Training Administration – Office of Apprenticeship
    • http://www.doleta.gov/oa
    • Workforce3One – Community of Practice
    • http://21stcenturyapprenticeship.workforce3one.org/
    • Workforce New Jersey Public Information Network
    • http://www.wnjpin.state.nj.us/
  • 14. OCCUPATIONAL INFORMATION
    • http://online.onetcenter.org
    • www.careeronestop.org
    • www.njnextstop.org/
    • www.careervoyages.org
    • www.workforce3one.org
    • www.dolchallenge.ideascale.com
    • http://mynextmove.dol.gov
    • http://myskillsmyfuture.org
    • http://jobs4jersey.com/
    • http://www.facebook.com/socialjobs