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After Apprenticeship, Baltimore Machinist Gives Back - Briar Gibbons

Lynnard Jenifer always aspired to be an engineer. From his early years growing up in Baltimore, Maryland, he enjoyed working with his hands.An interest in engineering made sense – but after graduating from high school, Lynnard got an evening job working at a warehouse because he needed the money.

Posted On: Nov 09, 2017 12:15 PM
Posted By: Callie Murray

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Fast Track to a Hospitality Career - Tiffany Koebel

After graduating from West Roxbury High School in Boston, Mykelsy Charles began taking college classes while working to support herself and her mother. Mykelsy was determined to earn a degree but could only take a class or two each semester. After several years, the grind began to wear her down.

Posted On: Nov 09, 2017 12:12 PM
Posted By: Callie Murray

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Maintenance Apprenticeship Offers Path to Professional Career - Eric Lucero

For more than two decades, Hoang Phan worked whatever odd jobs he could find to keep the lights on and food on the table. But after enrolling in an industrial maintenance apprenticeship, he is now well on his way to a professional career.

Posted On: Nov 09, 2017 12:18 PM
Posted By: Callie Murray

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ApprenticeshipUSA LEADERs: Are You Ready To Join?

The White House and the U.S. Department of Labor have jointly announced the launch of the ApprenticeshipUSA LEADERs initiative to encourage employers to join the effort to increase their talent pipelines and expand Apprenticeship in the U.S. Are you ready to become a LEADER today? Apprenticeship USA! Read more here.

Posted On: Feb 11, 2015 10:46 AM
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Apprenticeship and the ETP List: Opening Doors to Training Opportunities

Under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, sponsors of Registered Apprenticeship programs have the opportunity to be included on state Eligible Training Provider Lists (ETPL). This new provision paves the way for closer collaboration among the workforce and apprenticeship systems, and expanded training opportunities for workers. Now there's a suite of resources to help you and your partners access WIOA-related resources and support, including information on how to join the ETPL list.

Posted On: Jul 11, 2016 2:35 PM
Posted By: Chad Aleshire

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Registered Apprenticeships and Post-Secondary Education Partners

Using Competency Models and Performance Based Objectives to Build Strong RTI Programs

Posted On: May 09, 2019 8:26 PM
Posted By: Bradley Roller

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Investing in Apprenticeship, Investing In Our People

Through the ApprenticeshipUSA initiative, DOL is investing to support strategies to catalyze industry partnerships in fast-growing and high-tech industries. Read more on why the administration is making these investments. This blog was originally posted on the official DOL blog page and can be read here: DOL Blog Page as well.

Posted On: May 02, 2016 4:00 PM
Posted By: Chad Aleshire

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Integrating Electrical and English Instruction to Meet Demand for Electricians in Delaware

Sussex Technical School District offers a 4-year electrical training program in Delaware's fastest growing county, where construction is booming, and employers can't find enough electricians.  

Posted On: Jun 07, 2018 12:17 PM
Posted By: Callie Murray

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Re-Aligning to Advance Apprenticeship in Maryland

Maryland has positioned apprenticeship as a core workforce development strategy through an organizational realignment that has better positioned the state to leverage resources and the expansion of business engagement to grow opportunities in new industry sectors and increase access for underserved populations.

Posted On: Mar 23, 2018 9:45 AM
Posted By: Callie Murray

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'You have no idea how much it has impacted my career.' – A DOL Apprenticeship Testimonial

Apprenticeship is a workforce talent solution embraced by more and more employers across the United States. But did you know our U.S. military is one of them, leveraging apprenticeships to build the skills of our soldiers? 

Posted On: Feb 15, 2018 11:46 AM
Posted By: Callie Murray

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Rethinking CTE, Apprenticeship, and Community College in Oregon

By integrating classroom instruction and hands-on learning, apprenticeships and Career Technical Education (CTE) programs equip young people with the skills and certifications they need to jump start their careers.  Despite the similarities, according to a 2017 Department of Education report, connections between CTE and apprenticeship programs vary widely across the country. 

Posted On: Feb 20, 2019 8:28 PM
Posted By: Callie Murray

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Four Ways to Adapt Business Engagement to Our Changing Economy

Business engagement is a cornerstone of effective Registered Apprenticeship expansion.  These four strategies and related resources may help.

Posted On: Aug 14, 2020 3:42 PM
Posted By: Joshua Blum

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From Coal to Coding

Hear "Appalachia" and a few images may come to mind: craggy hills, coal mines, poverty. Interapt (a Louisville-based IT firm) is partnering with the Kentucky Labor Cabinet and a local community college to change that imagery. Together they’ve piloted Interapt Skills, creating apprenticeships for growing occupations, including Quality Assurance Engineers, UX/UI Designers, Android and iOS Developers, and Release Engineers in eastern Kentucky.

Posted On: Feb 23, 2018 2:36 PM
Posted By: Bradley Roller

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Supporting the Apprenticeship Ecosystem in an Economic Downturn: Apprentices and Sponsors

In this time of economic uncertainty, states, program sponsors, RTI providers, and other apprenticeship partners are employing a variety of strategies to support apprentices and sponsors.

Posted On: May 08, 2020 4:12 PM
Posted By: Laura Casertano