ROBBIEIn SC we have a paradox: the Chamber of Commerce consistently hears businesses indicate that they can not find qualified employees to fill the jobs that they have available. YET, we have two generations of adult South Carolinians that are either unemployed or underemployed that could potentially fill those jobs. In other words, we have “Jobs Without People and People Without Jobs.” How do we solve solve this disconnect? We know we have these current workforce needs and that registered apprenticeship provides a proven method to address that paradox.
ROBBIEBUT…when we examined South Carolina’s use of registered apprenticeship, we fell well short of our neighboring Southeastern states. Historically, our sister states averaged at least 8000 active apprentices in their states at a given time. In South Carolina?...fewer than 800 at any given time.
ROBBIEAs voice of business for the state, the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce took the lead and released a white paper and commissioned a report from an external consultant to study the issue. The conclusions are highlighted her in red, but can be summarized by stating that SC lacked a coordinated, statewide system for the development of registered apprenticeship programs. In other words, we needed a change driver. As highlighted in the last sentence here—we needed the South Carolina Technical College System to take the lead.Hand off to Barry.**Can reference timeline that is provided in distributed materials that references both studies**
SCDEW in partnership with SC Tech System received $25k grant from ETA-Office of Apprenticeship (OA) to participate in Apprenticeship Action Clinic and provide technical assistance and consultative conference calls and/or webinars to other states to assist them in developing apprenticeship partnerships.
ANN MARIEAs with any new endeavor, must begin by defining a mission. Read slide; highlight that remains business driven in implementation.
Seta 2011 Presentation
The New Evolution of Apprenticeship<br />a presentation for the Southeastern Employment and Training Association<br />
Defining the Solution<br />2002 - SC Chamber of Commerce’s white paper Apprenticeship: An Important Avenue for Building a Skilled Workforce in South Carolina finds that “[a] systematic structure should be created for encouraging the development of apprenticeship training opportunities state-wide.”<br />2003 - Hays Report concludes that “[f]or apprenticeships to be accepted in South Carolina, they will have to include the possibility of continued education” and that “the best central organization for promoting apprenticeship programs in the state would be the SC Technical College System.” <br />
The largest higher education system in the state<br />All South Carolinians within a 30 minute drive of a college’s main or satellite campus<br />Provide relevant education and training in high demand industries<br />The Colleges<br />
How did we get here…<br />An integral part of the SC Technical College System<br />Commitment from state leadership<br />
Commitment of Leadership<br />Allocation of funds for the promotion and infrastructure required to support registered apprenticeship in the state.<br />Establishing a state tax credit of $1,000 per apprentice per year for up to 4 years. <br />Allocation of initial competitive funding by the SC State Workforce Investment Board as well as continued funding support.<br />
How did we get here…<br />An integral part of the SC Technical College System<br />Commitment from state leadership<br />Effective collaboration among partners<br />
WIA Engagement<br />2006 State Strategic Plan - increase business services <br />PY 07 Policy Committee adopts “Big Six”<br />PY 07 Incentive policy - 10% for plan to increase<br />PY 07 State Reserve $1M for apprenticeships<br />PY 08 Incentive policy - 14% for actual increases<br />PY 09 State Reserve $500K for apprenticeships<br />PY 09 SCDEW receives $25K grant from ETA-OA <br />
Partnering with Workforce Investment Boards<br />State and local Workforce Investment Boards have funded approximately 18% of Apprenticeship Carolina’s apprenticeship programs<br />1/3 of these programs are in the healthcare field <br />State Workforce Investment Board contributions have totaled $1.65M: $1,000,000 in seed money and $650,000 in ongoing support of company programs<br />
Partnering with Workforce Investment Boards<br />10% of programs were employer referrals from Workforce Investment Boards<br />State Workforce Investment Board includes assistance in growing apprenticeships as part of local incentive funds requirement<br />Some local Workforce Investment Boards offer extra points on IWT applications if funds will be used for apprenticeship<br />
How did we get here…<br />An integral part of the SC Technical College System<br />Commitment from state leadership<br />Effective collaboration among partners<br />Industry Diversity<br />
How did we get here…<br />An integral part of the SC Technical College System<br />Commitment from state leadership<br />Effective collaboration among partners<br />Industry diversity<br />A talented team<br />
Region 1: Greenville Technical College, Piedmont Technical College, Spartanburg Community College, Tri-County Technical College, York Technical College <br />Region 2: Aiken Technical College, Denmark Technical College, Midlands Technical College, Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College, Technical College of the Lowcountry<br />Region 3: Central Carolina Technical College, Florence-Darlington Technical College, Horry-Georgetown Technical College, Northeastern Technical College, Trident Technical College, Williamsburg Technical College<br />
Our Mission<br />Apprenticeship Carolina™, an integral part of the SC Technical College System’s Division of Economic Development and Workforce Competitiveness, will serve as the primary office for the development of a coordinated, state-wide system for the promotion and support of registered apprenticeships as a viable workforce development tool.<br />We will ensure that all employers in South Carolinahave access to information and consultative services regarding sponsorship of a demand-driven registered apprenticeship program.<br />
Our Services<br />Help you understand the registered apprenticeship training model.<br />Identify existing models for the occupations of interest to your company.<br />Connect you with appropriate resources and service providers to assist with your program.<br />Draw up your Apprenticeship Standards and Training & Education Outline based upon your input.<br />Submit your registration paperwork to the USDOL for full recognition in the National Registered Apprenticeship System.<br />Assist you with program revisions or updates as your workforce needs evolve.<br />
Future Goals for Apprenticeship<br />Ensure we are positioned to enhance the future competitiveness of the state through apprenticeship<br />Increasing the breadth and depth of our programs among employers in the state<br />Positively impacting the lives of more South Carolinians with higher skills and nationally recognized credentialing<br />
The Colleges<br />Hire date<br />Entry Level Skills<br />
Contact Information:Ann Marie StieritzVice President, Economic Development & Workforce Competitiveness803.email@example.com<br />