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New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy Announces $3 Million in GAINS Grants for Businesses, Agencies to Train New Apprentices

Governor Phil Murphy today announced grant awards totaling more than $3 million to fund programs to employ and train apprentices in jobs that will start them on a sustainable career path in high-demand occupations. The announcement was made the same day that the Governor spoke at the launch of the Holz Technik Academy in Jersey City, New Jersey. Academy attendees are hired by Eastern Millwork, attend Hudson County Community College, and eventually earn Associate degrees in Advanced Manufacturing.   

DOL Blog Post — National Apprenticeship Week: More Apprenticeships, More Opportunity

National Apprenticeship Week celebrates the opportunities that apprenticeships offer for Americans to learn skills for good, family-sustaining jobs.

Modernizing Apprenticeships to Expand Opportunities

The Senate HELP Committee held a hearing on modernizing apprenticeshps on Thursday, July 26, 2018. The hearing is available for streaming. 

International Foundation Blog Post — Life Skills Training Rounds Off Apprenticeship Education

Have you ever looked back at your high school years and wished that some of your course work had been a bit more practical? Apprenticeship program stakeholders are aware of these issues and have been incorporating life skills into their curricula for years.

​International Foundation Blog Post — Apprenticeship Program Trends — United States and Canada

Registered apprenticeships are structured training programs, combining on-the-job training with extensive technical instruction in a highly skilled occupation. Currently there are more than 505,000 active apprentices in the United States and 450,000 in Canada, and the system plays an essential role in the development of a highly trained workforce.

Top Trends in Apprenticeship Programs — 2018 Survey Results

​This new report provides an up-to-date analysis of U.S and Canadian apprenticeship programs including the challenges faced by programs and apprentices, recruitment and retention initiatives, life skills training opportunities, program communication strategies and more.

DOL Blog Post — Apprenticeship and the American Dream

Today there are more than 6 million job openings in the United States, and more than 500,000 people with disabilities are seeking jobs.

International Foundation Blog — Put It In Writing — Apprenticeship Fund Policies

Administering an apprenticeship fund can be complex, requiring funds to follow not only good educational administration practices but also good business practices. A chapter in the soon-to-be-released Trustee Handbook: A Guide to Labor-Management Employee Benefit Plans, Eighth Edition, published by the International Foundation, addresses these practices.

Presidential Executive Order Expanding Apprenticeships in America

Apprenticeships provide paid, relevant workplace experiences and opportunities to develop skills that employers value.  Additionally, they provide affordable paths to good jobs and, ultimately, careers.

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Financial Tools for the Trades

An Online Financial Education Course for Apprentices

Building on the proven curriculum developed by Port Jobs, this online course is designed to help apprentices build a solid financial foundation. It points out questions to think about as they are getting started in their jobs, and in their lives in general, and provides tips that can be uses to prepare for the future.

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German Apprenticeship Program Tour

June 3-7, 2019 - Munich, Germany

For several years, the U.S. Departments of Labor and Education have touted the importance of growing registered apprenticeship programs (RAP) in the United States. Experts in this area cite the German model as the world’s best example for designing an effective and efficient apprenticeship system. For centuries, they have relied on industry-based relationships that include the secondary educational level in order to produce most of their journey-workers. This is in stark contrast to the post-secondary leanings of the +70-year old U.S. model. Join us for this exclusive tour and see firsthand how the German model for apprentices operates and learn best practices that you can implement in your own program.

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Designing Curriculum to Close the Skills Gap

July 23-25, 2019 - Brookfield, WI

This new program is a three day hands-on workshop that will help seasoned and new professionals improve the development, delivery, and evaluation of learning by providing a proven process to incorporate into their apprenticeship program. Upon completion, participants will understand and be able to apply a systematic approach—based on the Develop a Curriculum (DACUM) model—to deliver a more impactful apprenticeship program.

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Institute for Apprenticeship, Training and Education Programs

January 20-22, 2020 – Rancho Mirage, CA

The skills shortage and need for alternative pathways to sustainable employment is giving rise to apprenticeship programs in North America. The Institute for Apprenticeship, Training and Education Programs provides education on effective trust fund management and best practices in the United States and Canadian apprenticeship programs. This conference covers topics from recruitment and retention to adult learning and fiduciary responsibility. Receive clarity on the complex issues surrounding an effective apprenticeship program.

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Institute for Apprenticeship, Training and Education Programs

January 14 - 16, 2019 - Hyatt Regency Miami, Miami, FL

The skills shortage and need for alternative pathways to sustainable employment is giving rise to apprenticeship programs in North America. The Institute for Apprenticeship, Training and Education Programs provides education on effective trust fund management and best practices in the United States and Canadian apprenticeship programs. This conference covers topics from recruitment and retention to adult learning and fiduciary responsibility. Receive clarity on the complex issues surrounding an effective apprenticeship program.

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