“Running Start for the Trades” by liuhongmei


									                Washington State
       Apprenticeship and Training Council
   Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

          “Running Start for the Trades”
                 2010 Update

   A Report to the Governor and the Legislature
Apprenticeship Prep Programs for Secondary Schools
           Required by RCW 49.04.190

                  January 1, 2011

              Contents                                                                         Page

              2006-09 Running Start for the Trades Summary . . . . . . . .                     2

              Industry Collaboration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3

              Apprenticeship Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    4

              Apprenticeship Preparation Program Guidelines . . . . . . . .                    5

              2009-10 Running Start for the Trades Report . . . . . . . . . . . 5

              Running Start for the Trades Next Steps . . . . . . . . . . . . . .              6
              Appendix A:
              2009-10 Pilot Grant School Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
              Appendix B:
              2009-10 Incentive Grant School Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
              Appendix C:
              2009 Running Start for the Trades Symposium Agenda . .

Prepared by:
Jody Robbins, Technical Specialist
Apprenticeship Section
Department of Labor & Industries

2006-09 Running Start for the Trades Summary
RCW 49.04.190, enacted into law in 2006, expands opportunities for graduating secondary
school students to enter registered apprenticeship programs. To meet the intent, the legislation
established several responsibilities for the Washington State Apprenticeship and Training
Council (WSATC) and The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), including:
    • Awarding incentive grants for schools to negotiate and implement articulation
        agreements with local apprenticeship programs.
    • Awarding pilot grants for secondary pre-apprenticeship program development.
    • Developing pre-apprenticeship program guidelines.
    • Providing reports to the Legislature.

During the first school year (2006-07) of Running Start for the Trades (RSTT), ten $7,500
incentive grants were awarded:
    • Spokane School District (2 grants)
    • Clark County Skills Center
    • Seattle Public Schools
    • Spokane’s East Valley High School
    • Raymond High School
    • South Bend High School
    • Toppenish High School
    • Spokane’s West Valley High School
    • Whatcom Tech Prep Consortium.

Four pilot grants were also awarded in 2006-07 and were funded at $25,000 each. The four
recipients were South Seattle Community College, Lynnwood School District, Seattle Vocational
Institute, and the New Market Skills Center in Tumwater.

In November 2007, Governor Gregoire included reauthorization of the RSTT grants for the
2007-09 biennium in her budget. Thirteen Washington school districts and one tech prep
consortium were awarded funding to support efforts to expand and encourage pre-apprenticeship
programs at the high-school level. The grants, totaling $350,000, were divided into to four pilot
programs and ten incentive grant recipients and were dispersed in two equal installments over the
biennium. The recipients for the 2007-08 and 2008-09 school years are as follows:

$40,000 ($20,000/Year) Apprenticeship Pilot Grants
   • Whatcom Tech Prep Consortium,                •    Kennewick School District
      Bellingham Technical College                •    New Market Skills Center, Tumwater
   • Edmonds School District                           School District

$19,000 ($9,500/Year) Apprenticeship Incentive Grant
   • Evergreen School District                     •     Omak School District
   • Kelso School District                         •     SeaTac Occupational Skills Center
   • Lynden School District                        •     Seattle Public Schools
   • Marysville School District                    •     Selkirk School District
   • Mount Adams School District                   •     Trout Lake School District

As noted above, RSTT grant initiatives impacted thirteen school districts including a total of 14
schools, two skills centers, and one tech prep consortium during the two-year grant cycle. A total
of 2,036 students were impacted by grant activities and programs during the first year. 1

Industry Collaboration
The demand for registered apprentices in the State of Washington after rising sharply for a
number of years has declined in recent months (See graph below). The sharp increases were
driven by demand for apprentices in the construction workforce. In 2009, the construction
industry was severely impacted by the economic downturn. As a result, the number of
apprentices declined significantly. The number of apprentices has recently begun to level off.
Despite the current economic downturn, skilled labor demand in the construction industry is
expected to outpace supply in the next five to ten years as unprecedented numbers of workers
retire. Given the long term need for skilled construction workers, the excellent wage and
employment outcomes related to apprenticeship programs, and the widespread application of
Apprentice Utilization provisions on public works contracting, many apprenticeship program
sponsors have prioritized efforts to strengthen connections between K-12 schools, community &
technical colleges and workforce development system partners.

It is against this backdrop that the WSATC’s strategic plan includes expansion of apprenticeship
opportunities for the citizens of Washington State into occupations not traditionally included in
apprenticeship. One of the key challenges for the registered apprenticeship system in this state
and across the country is to create significant numbers of apprenticeship opportunities in
industries other than construction. There are some encouraging apprenticeship initiatives in
health care, cosmetology, early childhood education and aerospace manufacturing that have the
potential to expand apprenticeship opportunities significantly beyond the building trades.

    source: OSPI phone survey of grantees - June 2008

Apprenticeship Events

In May 2009, the Department of Labor & Industries and OSPI co-sponsored the third annual
“Running Start for the Trades” Symposium to build on the momentum of grantee schools and to
highlight best practices regarding apprenticeship preparation program design. The Spokane
School District hosted the event and showcased their innovative pre-apprenticeship program that
has successfully negotiated direct entry slots for its’ students into area building and construction
trade apprenticeship programs. (see Appendix C for the agenda).

In May 2010, over 400 attendees from 216 different organizations packed the Greater Tacoma
Convention and Trade Center to learn about and promote registered apprenticeship as a
workforce education and training model. This premiere event assembled experts from
Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, Montana, Arizona, Guam, and Canada for two days of
partnership expansion and networking around best practices in registered apprenticeship
education. The attendees included a diverse group of education professionals, business and
industry leaders, and apprenticeship representatives.

Forty-six representatives from RSTT grant recipient schools attended the two day conference.
The representatives were able to make connections with apprenticeship programs across
industries, including construction trades, aerospace, health care, and cosmetology. These
educators, along with the rest of the conference attendees, were treated to a special event as part
of the apprenticeship conference, the Industry Innovation Competition & Showcase. This event
showcased five high school teams that developed sustainable projects for the Centers of
Excellence in Construction, Energy, Homeland Security and Marine Manufacturing &

The participating teams were as follows:
   • Central Kitsap High School – Flying Boat Design
   • Central Kitsap High School – Storm Drain Energy Generator
   • Centralia High School – Off-the-Grid Sustainable Food Production Using Passive and
       Active Solar Technology
   • Hudson’s Bay High School – Alternative Energy & Waste Water Treatment Plant
   • New Market Skills Center – Construction Trades Green Building Project

These talented high school students presented their projects to a team of VIP judges, at the
Pacific Northwest Apprenticeship Education Conference. Judges included:
   • Sue Ambler, CEO of the Workforce Development Council of Snohomish County
   • Dr. Robert Lerman, Institute Fellow at the Urban Institute and Professor of Economics at
        American University
   • Lee Newgent, Executive Secretary of the Seattle-King County Building and Construction
        Trades Council
   • Yancy Wright, Sustainability Manager for Sellen Construction.

The judges awarded the top prize to the Central Kitsap High School – Storm Drain Energy
Generator. Each student on the team was awarded a $500 scholarship to use toward post-
secondary education and training.

Apprenticeship Preparation Program Guidelines
OSPI representatives continue to work with apprenticeship program representatives to refine the
apprenticeship preparation framework. This framework contains the essential elements for
schools seeking to conduct apprenticeship preparation education at the secondary level. The
elements contained in the framework are a product of best practices from across the state and
input from apprenticeship stakeholders in business, labor, government and education.

Based on input from the 2009 RSTT Symposium and the Pacific Northwest Apprenticeship
Education Conference, OSPI expects to deliver a completed apprenticeship preparation
framework for WSATC’s review, at a regularly scheduled Apprenticeship Council meeting next
year. OSPI will present this information to the WSATC in its capacity as an ex-officio member.

2009-10 Running Start for the Trades Report
The 2009-10 school year expanded the Running Start for the Trades program to include all
registered apprenticeship occupational opportunities in the state. The WSATC considered the
expansion proposal in light of the worst economic climate for the building and construction trade
apprenticeship programs in decades. Reports from building trade program sponsors suggested
unemployment rates hovering around 25 percent for apprentices in these occupations. The
Council’s decision to expand the outreach efforts afforded under this grant program allowed for
the inclusion of some non-traditional or non-building trade apprenticeship opportunities
including early childhood education, culinary arts and firefighting.

The 2009/10 Pilot and incentive grant recipients are as follows:

                   2009-10 Pilot Grants
                   Organization Name                      Allocations
                   Yakima School District                 $23,000.00
                   Clark County Skills Center             $9,500.00
                   Vancouver School District              $20,000.00
                   New Market Skills Center               $9,500.00
                   Richland School District               $24,500.00
                   West Sound Technical SC                $20,000.00
                   Puget Sound Skills Center              $9,500.00

                   2009-10 Incentive Grants
                   Organization Name                       Allocations
                   Vancouver School District               $9,500.00
                   Olympia School District                 $9,500.00
                   Tri-Tech Skills Center                  $9,500.00
                   Bremerton High School                   $11,500.00
                   Puget Sound Skills Center
                   White River School District             $9,500.00

2009-10 Running Start for the Trades Grant Reports

   •   Pilot Grant Schools
       See Reporting Matrix Appendix A
   •   Incentive Grant Schools
       See Reporting Matrix Appendix B

Running Start for the Trades Next Steps
While all grantee schools support clear pathways for high school students to access registered
apprenticeships, there are many challenges. The primary challenges are meshing the needs of the
educational and apprenticeship systems, ensuring sufficient program funding, and resolving
competing graduation requirements. School representatives discovered that they did not share the
same definition with regard to “direct entry” as their apprenticeship program partners. While
school representatives seek direct links for their kids into apprenticeship training programs,
many apprenticeship program sponsors are hesitant to reserve specific slots each year for a
particular preparatory program given the boom and bust nature of construction and the formal
apprenticeship program rules under which they operate. Apprenticeship program sponsors are
instead opting to formalize agreements that grant points on applications for graduates, offer
guaranteed interviews, or convey a status of “preferred consideration.”

Even with the difficulties encountered meshing the two very different systems, apprenticeship
program sponsors and school districts throughout the state are formalizing agreements to better
connect graduating secondary students to building and construction trade apprenticeship
opportunities. The grantee efforts attest to the relationships created or strengthened due to the
Governor’s RSTT initiative. When taken together, these relationships illustrate the breadth of
activity taking place throughout the state to benefit Washington’s graduating seniors.

As lawmakers continue to address concerns in Washington’s educational delivery system, the
stakeholders who have invested significant resources to RSTT pre-apprenticeship initiatives
would like consideration regarding the impact of increased graduation and testing requirements.
Mark Madison, from Edmonds School District during the 2007-09 school year addressed these
concerns. He said, “With increasing credit requirements and pull-out intervention strategies for
students struggling in math, reading, and writing, students are finding it increasingly more
difficult, if not impossible, to access or remain in CTE (Career & Technical Education)
preparatory programs of study such as this. We have been successful in having our program
serve as a Math Equivalency if schools so choose which has helped to a point. However, despite
these efforts students still have been removed from the program for placement into
remedial/segmented math courses as replacement for their elective option. This is a growing

The WSATC and OSPI are committed to provide increased opportunities for secondary students
to access registered apprenticeship programs upon graduation. Building on the success stories
contained in this report and ongoing efforts throughout the state, the WSATC and OSPI can learn
lessons on how to better provide graduating secondary students with the tools and skills they
need to be successful in the trades.

       Appendix A
2009-10 Pilot Grant Schools

                                                                                                                    Running Start for the Trades 2009-10
                                                                                                                           Pilot Grant School Reports
Grant Report               Yakima School District $23,000      Clark County Skills Center          Vancouver School District $20,000       New Market Skills Center, $9,500      Richland School District,     West Sound Technical SC,              Puget Sound Skills
Questions/ Pilot           Contact: Bruce Mortimer,            $9,500 Contact: Dennis Kampe,       Contact: Wendi Russell,                 Contact: Mark Wagar,                  $24,500 Contact: Claudia      $20,000 Contact: Lillian Hunter,      Center, $9,500 Contact:
Schools                    Mortimer.Bruce@yakimaschools.org    dennis.kampe@evergreenps.org        Wendi.Russell@vansd.org                 mark.wagar@newmarketskills.com        Cooley,                       lillian.hunter@bremertonschools.org   Sue Shields ,
                                                                                                                                                                                 claudia.cooley@rsd.edu                                              ShieldsSB@hsd401.org
Provide a list of          Perry Technical Institute           We have apprenticeship              Accurweld – Camas, Richard Lewis,       New Life Child Development            LU 112-NECA Electrical        Pierce County Careers Connection      Seattle Area Pipe Trades,
apprenticeship             Dan Steimetz                        agreement that allow Clark          accurweld@aol.com; Airgas, Joe          Center, Mical Gaynor; Small           JATC                          info@pc3connect.org                   Local 32
programs,                  Machinist Department Head           County Skills Center students/      Bailey joe.bailey@airgas.com; Avos      Wonders Child Care Center, Benita     Dennis Williamson, Training   Ohana Youth Foundation, Brewer        Dale Wentworth, Training
postsecondary              Dans@perrytech.edu                  graduates to receive advanced       Inc, Surge, avosinc@yahoo.com;          McDonald; Sugar and Spice, Chris      Director                      Hong, Founder / Director              Coordinator, 425.271.5900
institutions and           509-453-0374                        placement and/or additional         BNSF - Maintenance Shop, Kem            Rearden; Children’s Hands On          d.williamson@jatc112.org      JATC Apprenticeship Programs –        Puget Sound Energy,
businesses that you have   (Perry Tech works closely with GE   points towards their acceptance     Hamik, Kem.Hamik@bnsf.com; BNSF         Museum, Anna Sayre;                                                 Washington Building Trades            Local 46
established partnerships   Aviation here in Yakima)            into an apprenticeship training     - Maintenance Shop, Scott Fredrick,     Developmental Preschools              SE Washington/NE Oregon       South Puget Sound Carpenters          550 SW 7th St
with during the past                                           programs. Apprenticeship            scott.fredrick@bnsf.com; Bullet Proof   Tumwater School District, Tami        Sheet Metal Workers           Training Center                       Renton, WA 98057
year of your               Renton Technical College            agreements have been established    Manufacturing, John Smith,              Stoutnar; Serendipity Child Care      Apprenticeship, LU 55         Olympic College, Machining            William McCartan
Apprenticeship and         Francisco Martinez                  with the following apprenticeship   bulletproofmfg@gmail.com;               Center, Tammy Jenkins; South          John Merk, Training           Programs articulation and possible    Training Director
Training Council grant.    Instructor Machine Technology       training centers:                   Clark/Hunt Air, Ed Neiger,              Sound YMCA, Jamie Card; St.           Coordinator                   affiliation with Boeing Company,      425-228-1777 Ext. 101
Please provide the         Programs                            Heat & Frost insulators and         neigeredward@gmail.com; Davis &         Mikes Tikes child Development         johnm@bossig.com              Dr. Richard Strand                    bill@psejatc.org
contact, e-mail and        fmartinez@RTC.edu                   Allied Crafts and Firestop/         Walker Fabrication, Jeff Davis;         Center, Miho Wright; Sound to
program or business        425-235-2335                        Containment Apprenticeship          Hemphill Iron Works, Tom hemphill,      Harbor Head Start Program, Debi       EA Washington/NE Oregon
listed above.                                                  HVAC & Metals Institute             Tom@hemphillironworks.com; Insta        Beagle; Lacey Learning Center,        Pipe Trades Apprenticeship,
                                                               NECA-IBEW Electrical Training       Fab, Josh; M&M Manufacturing,           Sherri Helton; Chehalis Tribal Head   UA Local 598
                                                               Center                              Marty Schoen, mmmfg@pacifier.com;       Start, Lloyd Commander; Capitol       Pete Nicacio, Assistant
                                                               Willamette Carpenters Training      NW Pipe Company, George Ackley,         Campus Child Care Center, Tina        Business Manager
                                                               Center                              gackley@nwpipe.com; Precision           Pearson; Eastside Coop, Ann           pete@ua598.org
                                                                                                   Weld Custom Jet Boats, Carl; Spare      Bowers; Capital Montessori,           Marty Gregg, Training
                                                                                                   Parts MFG & repair, Don Bensen,         Merissa White.                        Director
                                                                                                   sparepartsmandr@aol.com;                                                      marty@ua.598.org
                                                                                                   Vancouver Roofing & Sheet Metal,
                                                                                                   Rick Gardner; Architects Associative,                                         Columbia Basin College
                                                                                                   Kathy Dietrich, kathyd@pacifier.com;                                          Derek Brandes, Dean for
                                                                                                   Berger Abam, Dave Sacamano,                                                   Career/Technical Education
                                                                                                   david.sacamano@abam.com; City of                                              dbrandes@columbiabasin.edu
                                                                                                   Vancouver, Ahmad Qayoumi,
                                                                                                   Ahmad.Qayoumi@ci.vancouver.wa.us;                                             Dept of Labor & Industries,
                                                                                                   Emily Refi, Architect LLC, Emily                                              Apprenticeship Division
                                                                                                   Refi; Greenworks PC, Jim Figurski,                                               Julie Lindstrom,
                                                                                                   JimF@greenworkspc.com; LSW                                                    Apprenticeship Consultant
                                                                                                   Architects, Casey Wyckoff,                                                       Linz235@lni.wa.gov
                                                                                                   casey@lsw-architects.com; Manley
                                                                                                   Architects, Roch Manley,
                                                                                                   Mark Garvey Architect , Mark
                                                                                                   Garvey, garveyarch@imagina.com;
                                                                                                   PATH architecture, Scott,
                                                                                                   scott@architecturepath.com; Revent
                                                                                                   Architecture, John Froning,
                                                                                                   john@reventarch.com; Seed
                                                                                                   Architecture Studio, Darin Dougherty,
                                                                                                   darin@seed-architecture.com; SGA
                                                                                                   Engineering, PLLC, Eric Golemo,
                                                                                                   Western Design Group, Dave
                                                                                                   AKS Engineering and Forestry, John
                                                                                                   Meier, john@aks-eng.com; Anderson
                                                                                                   Engineering, Anne Anderson;
                                                                                                   Bonneville Power Admin, Angela
                                                                                                   DeClerck, ardeclerck@bpa.gov;

                                                                                                           Consolidated Metco, Carlisle Daniel,
                                                                                                           carlisle.daniel@conmet.com; HP, Ron
                                                                                                           Gompertz, ron.gompertz@hp.com;
                                                                                                           Mackay Sposito, Damon Webster,
                                                                                                           Mickler and Associates , Russell
                                                                                                           Underwriters Laboratories Inc., Karina
                                                                                                           Wagner, Karina.Wagner@us.ul.com;
                                                                                                           US Digital, Allen Harstine,
                                                                                                           allen.h@usdigital.com; Olson
                                                                                                           Engineering, Chad McMurry,
Describe in detail your     We are moving the program to              The Clark County Skills Center       VPS has dedicated funds to contract       2010-2011 NM ECE program funds           The grant provided our school      Using grant funds, equipment was        We utilized the grant to
plans to sustain the        Stanton Alternative High School,          has a commitment to maintain a       for services with nConnect again for      will cover travel costs to visit         district with the resources to     upgraded in the Construction            develop relationships with
grant actives after the     where we will not be paying rent. The     working relationship with the        the 2010-11 school year for students      apprentices at their training sites.     purchase start-up supplies,        Trades, Sheet Metal, and Machining      Local 32 (Construction
funding is over. How        Yakima School District is looking at      local apprenticeship training        enrolled in magnet programs that have     Four students will be returning to       training, curriculum,              programs. Articulations with PC3        Trades) and currently have
will you leverage all       building a new alternative high school    center that offer employment and     pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship     New Market Skills Center in the fall     materials, and lab resources.      Connect and JATC were                   in place a “preferred
facilities/resources at     and the Machinist Program will get an     apprenticeship training              opportunities. After the 2010-11 school   of 2010. Three students have found       Now that these are in place,       established. In conjunction with        consideration’ agreement.
your disposal to            even larger area. With CTE funding        opportunities related to Skills      year the apprenticeship connections       training agents. These students will     our teaching staff, counselors,    Olympic College, a possible             See attached.
continue delivering the     the program now has adequate              Center CTE programs.                 will be established such that the         be supervised by trained mentors         and administrators are at the      partnership with the Boeing             Starting in October of last
best program possible?      equipment. We have an industry            Apprenticeship training center       magnet coordinators for each high         (with associate’s degree or a CDA)       ready to support sustainability.   company is in development. All of       year, we began working
                            instructor that is a kid magnet.          representatives also sit on Skills   schools magnet program(s) will take       at the apprenticeship training sites     CTE apportionment is               these endeavors will be sustainable     with Puget Sound Energy
                            Student numbers will drive the            Center program advisory              the lead in coordinating pre-             with regular visits by the New           dedicated to account and           after the grant funding by student      on a ‘preferred
                            budget. In addition CTE gets levy         committees. In addition, the         apprenticeship and apprenticeship         Market ECE instructor. The fourth        provide for the future needs of    enrollment/FTE and support from         consideration’ agreement
                            money.                                    Skills Center hosts an annual        activities.                               returning student is still looking for   the program and for related        the OC partnerships. The programs       for students graduating
                                                                      forum with the SW WA                                                           an apprenticeship training agent.        teacher training expenses,         should be more inviting to students     from our Construction
                                                                      Apprenticeship Coordinators.                                                   Additionally, arrangements have          student field trips, and           given the upgrades in equipment and     Tech program. In addition,
                                                                      All of these endeavors keep a                                                  been made with other organizations       additional.                        the multiple opportunities              conversation have been
                                                                      close and efficient operational                                                to provide internships (pre-                                                established beyond West Sound           started regarding starting a
                                                                      structure with the apprenticeship                                              apprenticeships). It is expected that                                       Technical Skill Center.                 high school CTE program
                                                                      training community.                                                            as students get the training and                                                                                    at the Puget Sound Energy
                                                                                                                                                     experience and as the need arises,                                                                                  site along the same lines as
                                                                                                                                                     the child care centers will hire some                                                                               our current Welding
                                                                                                                                                     of these students as apprentices.                                                                                   Careers program being
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         operated by Local 32. By
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         coincidence, the two
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         facilities are very close.
List the number of          We started the program December 1,        Blaine Massie - Plumbing             The grant was used for planning of        Three (maybe four) students will be      Initial planning required          There were a total of 78 students        45 students participated in
students participating      2010, thus we have no graduates. We       apprenticeship; Cody Chapman -       startup program activities. Please see    participating in the program in the      contact with our                   enrolled in the Construction Trades,     the program last school
in the program List all     had two classes averaging 18 students     Carpenters apprenticeship; Cody      attachment of Statement of Work           fall of 2010: Sharleen Cruz; Lizbeth     apprenticeship partners. The       Machining, and Sheet Metal classes.      year. Three were female.
students that               per class. For the 2010-2011 school       Johnson - Carpenters                 (SOW) for contracted services (2nd        Lee; Abigail Strick; Kayona Rose         Richland School District           Each of these classes realized           Currently to the best of
successfully entered        year machinist will increase another      apprenticeship; Casey Mast -         attachment) and the summary of            (depending on job availability and       worked with IBEW LU 112            equipment upgrades as a result of        our knowledge no
postsecondary or            class. Perry Technical Institute is now   Mechanic apprenticeship;             activities (3rd attachment) for the       transport); Meladee Resutek              apprenticeship coordinator to      the grant. Of those classes, the         apprenticeship programs
apprenticeship training     offering scholarship to all out           Brandon Melius - Machinist           number of students who participated in    graduated from the program and           explore the option of training     following students were listed as        are currently accepting
programs as a result of     machinist graduates.                      apprenticeship/Clark College,        the pre-apprenticeship activities.        found employment with Lacey              students to work in wind           “Completers”: Ryan Rodman;               applicants. We do have
the grant actives. Please                                             Machine Tech; Sam Guerin -                                                     Learning Center. Meladee was             power generation and the           Garrett Eckert; Briana Haskel;           one student who is
provide the student                                                   Clark College, Machine Tech;                                                   taking some time off from school         photovoltaic fields. Although      Wiley Jones; Trisha Minihan; Tim         currently a welding
name, training program                                                Matthew Craig - Clark College,                                                 and is completing her Child              it is understood students do       Wright; Colt Lasnier; Jason Imus;        apprentice who was a past
or postsecondary                                                      Power Utilities Program; Nicolas                                               Development Associate as soon as         not have the opportunity to        Alex Arthur; Elysa Romans; Trevor        student in our construction
school. If the grant was                                              Pullman - Clark College,                                                       she completes 480 hours of               gain direct entry into this        Cable; Lucas Dorman; Trip Emeka;         program. He started
used for planning of a                                                Construction Tech; Wesley                                                      practicum experience this summer.        apprenticeship program, there      Matthew McMore; Sean Medak;              before the economic
startup program please                                                Crandall - Clark College,                                                      Another graduating student, Kristina     is the shared commitment with      Chris Hicks; Terry Norris; Teasha        downturn.
provide a detailed                                                    Construction Tech; Arnoldo                                                     Howell, had three interviews with        our apprenticeship partners        Aikins; George Lamphere; Cody            Our efforts towards
description of the                                                    Perez - Clark College,                                                         South Sound YMCA for a position. I       that students benefit through      Suttles; Jacob Valley; Shellsi Geyer;    starting a new post-
activities.                                                           Construction Management;                                                       had talked to the director, Jamie        enrollment in the engineering-     Ryan Eddy; Doug Ridgeway.                secondary with Local 46
                                                                      Bradley Padilla - Clark College,                                               Card, in the importance of getting       related career cluster. For this   New articulation agreements will be      have been verbal to date
                                                                      Construction Tech; Gerald                                                      her an apprenticeship since Kristina     first year, four students are      implemented beginning Fall 2010.         and have not had
                                                                      Roche - Clark College,                                                         was planning to go to South Puget        enrolled in the program.           We will then be able to accurately       associated costs.

                                                                      Construction Tech; Jake Block -                                               Sound Community college this fall     Students also were supported        identify the students who hare
                                                                      Clark College, Construction                                                   for her ECE degree. The status of     through their enrollment in         moving into apprenticeship or a post
                                                                      Tech; Natalia Mendoza - Clark                                                 employment and apprenticeship is      pre-apprenticeship                  secondary program.
                                                                      College, Construction Tech;                                                   not known. Arrangements were          opportunities
                                                                      Ruslan Zalvashko - Clark                                                      made with Miho Wright for a           Such as SMARTMap
                                                                      College, Electrical Engineering                                               summer volunteer position for         Manufacturing Expo,
                                                                                                                                                    Jessica Zeutenhorst, a student with   Construction Career Day,
                                                                                                                                                    disabilities.                         MAGIC (Mentor a Girl in
                                                                                                                                                                                          Construction), and many after-
                                                                                                                                                                                          school events.
List any Tech Prep         We are working on Tech Prep with           Construction Tech Program -           Currently, we have one Tech Prep        Existing tech prep agreements with    There are no agreements in          Pierce County Careers Connection         We did reach agreement
agreements associated      Francisco Martinez at Renton Tech          Clark College; Electro-Digital        agreement for one of the three program South Puget Sound Community            place as this course is the first   (providing post-secondary credit for     with Puget Sound Career
with your grant actives.   and with Walla Walla Community             Tech Program - Clark College          areas that were supported by the grant  College, Centralia College, Pierce    in the area. Although the           Pierce County programs)                  Consortium and Seattle
                           College with Don Miller.                   and Heald College; Pre-               (Welding/Machine Technology,            Community College                     local community college has         1551 Broadway, Suite 400 •               Central Community
                                                                      Engineering Design Technology         Project Lead The Way, and Design                                              similar programs, the               Tacoma, WA 98402 • Phone: (253)          College district (added
                                                                      Program - Clark College and           Technology). Our 4781/2 Advanced                                              curriculum alignment is not         692-4799 info@pc3connect.org             Advanced Business BUS
                                                                      Lower Columbia College                Design Tech course is articulated with                                        complete enough to offer dual       (completed this spring)                  230 and Applied Math
                                                                                                            Clark College’s CADD 150 - Basic                                              credit at this time. For            JATC Apprenticeship Programs –           116).
                                                                                                            SolidWorks (4 credits). In June 2010,                                         students who complete Pre-          Washington Building Trades
                                                                                                            Skyview High School, which houses                                             Apprenticeship activities, they     (completed this spring.)
                                                                                                            our only Project Lead The Way                                                 are eligible to receive one year    Olympic College
                                                                                                            program, became a certified PLTW                                              of work experience when they        Machining (this
                                                                                                            school. As a result, students who take                                        apply to apprenticeship             program/curriculum is currently
                                                                                                            and pass PLTW courses with a B or                                             programs.                           being revised and updated to
                                                                                                            better grade and who also pass the end                                                                            increase the TechPrep credits which
                                                                                                            of course assessments are eligible to                                                                             will allow WST students to receive
                                                                                                            earn transcripted college credit with                                                                             the same certification afforded to the
                                                                                                            over 30 colleges and universities                                                                                 college students.
                                                                                                            across the country. We have begun
                                                                                                            conversations to reestablish an
                                                                                                            articulation agreement for our
                                                                                                            Welding/Machine Technology courses
                                                                                                            with Clark College.
Describe the               Our Graphics Program has made              We designed and mailed a large        See attached SOW (1st attachment).      Networking and promotional            Although no communications          In conjunction with Central Kitsap       These funds facilitated
marketing, advertising,    banners that advertise the program.        postcard to all Sophomore and         We were able to get some press in our   activities:                           were directly supported             School District CTE program, WST         field trips to our
events and other           The program has also been featured         Juniors (11,000) from the             local newspaper, The Columbian,        • Visited fourteen sites, met with     through grant funds,                students participated in the “Pizza,     apprenticeship provider
communications efforts     on two of our local television stations.   member districts. The postcard        about the speed mentoring activities.   directors of various child care       communication at the district       Pop, and Power Tools” event. The         sites which was a
that were related or       In addition it will be in our high         emphasized the opportunities          See 4th attachment.                     centers and shared apprenticeship     level to provide this new           target audience was eighth grade         powerful exposure and
supported by grant         school course guide.                       available to students at the Skills                                           information                           course included board               female students and the goal was to      recruitment tool. Our
funds.                     We hired ESD 105 to match the              Center, i.e., industry                                                       • Attended apprenticeship meeting at   presentations and                   promote their participation in non-      students functioned as
                           curriculum with Geometry standards.        certification, college credit, and                                            OSPI                                  administrative meeting              traditional careers.                     ‘ambassadors’ at Building
                           Students can now have a choice             apprenticeship opportunities. In                                             • Presentation at the NM Counselor     presentations and related                                                    Trades career events for
                           between occupational education or          addition, we undated our school                                               morning meeting                       discussions. At the building                                                 both King and Pierce
                           math credit. Grant funds were not          DVD to include apprenticeship                                                • Attendance at the South Sound        level, CTE teaching staff and                                                counties.
                           used.                                      information and opportunities.                                                Advisory - family consumer science    counselors recruited students                                                Ken Pierson presented at
                                                                                                                                                    staff meeting at Timberline High      to register and to gain                                                      the WATS conference in
                                                                                                                                                    School                                awareness of the new                                                         October 2009 and
                                                                                                                                                   • Follow up email to all FACSE         program. It is anticipated we                                                International Building
                                                                                                                                                    teachers with NM ECE info             will see enrollment increase                                                 Trades Conference in
                                                                                                                                                   • Directors Network Meeting            yearly.                                                                      Tacoma May 2010.
                                                                                                                                                    presentation with Dorothy Gibson,
                                                                                                                                                    Mary Nagel –Thursday, March 11th.
                                                                                                                                                   • Tumwater High School Electives
                                                                                                                                                    and Community Fair –March 26,
                                                                                                                                                   • Lead Thurston County ECE
                                                                                                                                                    meeting –March 31, 2010
                                                                                                                                                   • Information sent to high school
                                                                                                                                                   • Thurston Early Childhood

                                                                                                                                                Coalition membership
                                                                                                                                               • Thurston Community Network
                                                                                                                                                meeting attendance. Plan to invite
                                                                                                                                                two ECE apprentices to be part of
                                                                                                                                                TCN board

Describe tutoring and     Grant funds were not used for support   We provide academic classes and    Mentoring/networking were the key          Students completed STARS                As the program is new this         Computers were purchased for           No additional tutoring has
other academic support    services.                               services to our students, but it   support services provided through the      training, got their first aid/CPR       year, no grant expenditures        purpose of providing additional        been required beyond what
services that were                                                was not supported by the grant.    grant. All three programs had students     cards, and completed 120hrs of          were in support of academic        math tutorials and support. The        is already supplied by the
supported by grant                                                                                   participate in speed mentoring             instruction toward the Child            support services.                  computers were also used by            skills center budget.
funds.                                                                                               sessions. See highlighted text in          Development Associate credential.                                          students for resume writing: several
                                                                                                     attached press release (4th attachment)    Students had a variety of                                                  sheet metal students secured
                                                                                                     for more detail on speed mentoring.        experiences in reading, writing,                                           summer employment at PSNS as a
                                                                                                                                                presenting and leadership                                                  result.
Describe counseling       No grant funds were used for            We do not have a career center,    While there were no direct counseling      Students completed NAV 101, they        Although no grant                  The bulk of the funds were used to     PSSC heavily markets its
and career center         counseling services.                    but our Dean of Students work      and career center support services         learned about the different career      expenditures were directed         upgrade and purchase equipment.        programs within the
support services that                                             with students and instructors      funded by the grant, the career            opportunities where they can work       toward counseling and career                                              consortium school
were supported by grant                                           regarding apprenticeship           specialists assisted with the speed        with children and families, met with    center services, there was                                                districts. The increased
funds.                                                            opportunities.                     mentoring sessions if they were held in    various guest speakers from the         support provided to help                                                  Tech Prep agreements
                                                                                                     their respective high schools.             field, were introduced to the college   students access pre-                                                      added to our construction
                                                                                                                                                faculty and college students and        apprenticeship activities.                                                program are an integral
                                                                                                                                                learned about the associate’s degree    Counselors were provided                                                  part of our marketing
                                                                                                                                                and they started working on the         with descriptions of the                                                  efforts. We have a
                                                                                                                                                Child Development associate             activities and helped to recruit                                          number of yearly
                                                                                                                                                credential. Many students received      students to participate.                                                  meetings with our sending
                                                                                                                                                tech prep credits.                                                                                                school counselors,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  administrators, and career
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  center staff and they have
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  been informed of these
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  new opportunities.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Several industry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  professionals have taken
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  an active role in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  mentoring our students.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  These mentorship
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  opportunities are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  individually arranged by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  PSSC Instructor Ken
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Pierson and his industry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  contacts. These contacts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  include Cass Prindle, NW
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Carpenters Executive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Director, Ed Holmes,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Director of Training,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Seattle Area Pipe Trades,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  and Eric Peterson,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Director of Training,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sheet Metal Trades.
Describe how the          About 95% of the students in the        All of our marketing materials     There were no direct efforts to recruit    All students entering the program       All students are invited to        In conjunction with Central Kitsap     We very actively remind
district recruited and    machinist Program were Hispanic         and DVD’s have information and     and retain under-represented students.     were females. Under-represented         participate. Females were          School District CTE program, WST       students of the advantages
retained under-           with about 5% female students. Since    advantages for students that are   However, many of the business and          students including students from        encouraged to participate in       students participated in the “Pizza,   that can be realized by
represented (female,      this program was taught at an           from under-represented             industry members participating in the      diverse ethnic backgrounds              the construction career day        Pop, and Power Tools” event. The       being a member of an
minority and low-         alternative school most students were   populations.                       contracted services themselves were        (African-American, Latino students)     and in the apprenticeship          target audience was eighth grade       underrepresented group in
income) student           low income from minority                                                   representative of these non-traditional    and students with disabilities and      activities. Of special interest    female students and the goal was to    all of our programs. We
populations.              populations.                                                               populations. Specifically, there was a     low-income students were admitted       is the MAGIC event (Mentor         promote their participation in non-    recruit students by visiting
                                                                                                     good representation of women who           to the program. Volunteering            a Girl in Construction). Low-      traditional careers.                   their sending schools,
                                                                                                     participated in the speed mentoring        opportunity was set up for a student    income and minority                                                       direct mailing to the
                                                                                                     sessions for Project Lead The Way and      exiting the program with St. Mikes      populations are a focus of                                                homes, and as part of our
                                                                                                     Design Technology program areas. A         Tikes Child Development center.         these events, as their exposure                                           new school marketing

                                                                                            good number of students who                The program was marketed to high         to career paths is not as                                                    CD.
                                                                                            participated in the pre-apprenticeship     school counselors and family             evident in their family lives.                                               Open Houses include a
                                                                                            activities from Hudson’s Bay Design        consumer science teachers who            All CTE programs support                                                     targeted effort in this area.
                                                                                            Technology and Fort Vancouver High         currently teach the child                enrollment in these under-                                                   It remains a challenge in
                                                                                            School’s Welding programs were             development class. Additionally the      represented populations.                                                     schools and industry.
                                                                                            minority and/or low income students.       program was marketed to Chehalis                                                                                      Ms Terry Tilton, Asst.
                                                                                                                                       Tribal Head Start program.                                                                                            Executive Director
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Washington State
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Building Trades, also
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             takes an active role by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             visiting the program.
What lessons have you     Start the program earlier.   First, we have learned that          We learned that it takes a great deal of   Transport is an issue for most           One of the lessons relevant to     Any endeavor takes more than one         Two years is several cases
learned that might lead                                parents are generally                time and energy to understand the          students in the New Market ECE           the Tri-City area is to continue   year to fully implement. While WST       were not enough time to
to improvements in the                                 misinformed or uninformed about      complexities of apprenticeship             program. This limits where they can      support to help students access    made great strides in establishing a     complete agreements.
development and                                        apprenticeship opportunities.        programs and to fully appreciate the       go for their apprenticeships. Child      courses that can connect them      relationship with PC3 Connect, the       Many of our efforts were
implementation of                                      Second, we learned that our own      processes and regulations involved in      care center directors are reluctant to   to Pre-Apprenticeship and          JATC, as well as enhancing               met with enthusiasm from
additional                                             instructors were also naive about    starting a new registered                  hire high school students with pay       also to post-secondary options     articulations with Olympic College,      individuals representing
apprenticeship                                         apprenticeship opportunities for     apprenticeship. We found much more         unless they have worked at the           in preparation of                  the sustainability of this effort will   our industry partners, but
preparation programs?                                  their students. Finally, we have     success in partnering with an existing     center before and are known by the       apprenticeship direct entry.       not be known for some time. If the       at a certain level within
                                                       found the apprenticeship training    apprenticeship program. It takes times     director. The students who have got      Those of us in career              grant could have been presented as a     these entities, efforts were
                                                       centers and coordinator to be very   to establish relationships with local      apprenticeships for fall 2010 were       preparation administrative         two year endeavor (one year for          complicated to the point
                                                       available and willing to work        companies for developing entry level       working or had worked at the             careers want our students to       planning and launch – which we           where results were poor.
                                                       with us to develop partnerships      apprenticeship programs. Many              centers. Child care centers are          be entering apprenticeship         have done; and a second year to          Several of these efforts
                                                       and apprenticeship agreements;       companies are reluctant to participate     willing to be internship or pre-         programs with high levels of       sustain/maintain/reinforce efforts)      have been ongoing for
                                                       this also includes the local Labor   given the state of our economy.            apprenticeship sites where the           training and skill. The funds      then there would have a greater          more than 6 years, with the
                                                       and Industry Apprenticeship                                                     students can volunteer. Using child      made available through these       probability of program success and       results being a
                                                       Coordinator.                                                                    care center as pre-apprenticeship        grants enable us to begin the      sustainability. While we will            disappointment.
                                                                                                                                       sites will help build relationships      development of those               actively continue to “work the
                                                                                                                                       with New Market and the students         programs and to provide            work” we have begun, we are
                                                                                                                                       going through the internships there.     ongoing support to get our         painfully aware of the restrictions of
                                                                                                                                       This will bring credibility to the       students ready for these high      our operating budget.
                                                                                                                                       program and training agents will be      demand careers.
                                                                                                                                       more comfortable hiring the

          Appendix B
2009-10 Incentive Grant Schools

                                 Olympia School District $9,500          Vancouver School District         Tri-Tech Skills Center, $9,500       Bremerton High School, $11,500               White River School District, $9,500          Puget Sound Skills Center, $9,500
Grant Report Questions/          Contact: Brad Hooper,                   $9,500 Contact: Wendi             Contact: Gerry Ringwood,             Contact: Linda Hupka,                        Contact: Greg Borerding,                     Contact: Sue Shields ,
Incentive Schools                bhooper@osd.wednet.edu                  Russell,                          gerry.ringwood@ksd.org               linda.hupka@bremertonschools.org             gborgerd@whiteriver.wednet.edu               ShieldsSB@hsd401.org
Provide a list of                We didn’t do this piece, with our       ESD 112 Early Childhood           Columbia Basin Carpenters            The focus of Bremerton’s CTE                 We were only successful in establishing a    Washington State Firefighters Joint
apprenticeship programs,         teacher turnover we couldn’t do all     Education (ECE)                   Apprentice Program-Carpenters        Apprenticeship grant has intentionally       partnership with the White River School      Apprenticeship and Training
postsecondary institutions and   what we set out to do, we did get our   Apprenticeships: Child Care       Local 1849, John Roberts, Training   been to work with the Puget Sound Naval      District Child Care Center. We worked        Committee
businesses that you have         before school child care setup at our   Assistant/Associate I and Child   Director                             Shipyard, which is a Federal installation.   with an outside consultant to create         Dave Myers: 253-318-1638
established partnerships with    onsite facility, and will work to get   Care Site                         Cbct01@yahoo.com                     The idea behind this is to create            cooperating partnerships with local          Bates Technical College Chief
during the past year of your     the apprenticeship piece completed.     Coordinator/Associate II          LU 112-NECA Electrical JATC          opportunities for our students to be         training agents. As we navigated through     James Anderson:
Apprenticeship and Training      We had the students work last year,     Jada Rupley                       Dennis Williamson, Training          prepared to qualify for entry into the       the process of establishing these contacts   janderson@bates.ctc.edu
Council grant. Please provide    all of the design completed with use    Associate Superintendent,         Director                             PSNS Helper and/or Apprenticeship            much was lost in our ability to properly     University of Alaska Fairbanks
the contact, e-mail and          of the funds last year. And now we      Children, Youth, & Family         d.williamson@jatc112.org             program. We have been meeting with           communicate the value and intent of the      John George: jgeorge@alaska.edu
program or business listed       are able to continue this program       Services, ESD 112                 Pacific NW Ironworkers JATC          representatives from the Apprenticeship      apprenticeship program to these potential    King County Emergency Medical
above.                           with no more grant funds available.     jada.rupley@esd112.org            #114, Andy Phillipson, Training      school as well as the Engineering shop       training agents. It is our hope that if we   Services Tracey White: 206-427-
                                                                         (360) 750-7514                    Director Andy10@ptera.net            and Outreach coordinators.                   were to receive these funds in the future    7913
                                                                         Carol Sasse                       NW Laborers Apprenticeship –                                                      that we would create a stronger connection   King County Fire District #44
                                                                         Human Resources Coordinator       LiUNA Local 348, Dave Castle,        Watland, Bryan, Apprentice Prog              by creating specific appointments with       Chief Robert Young: 253-735-0284
                                                                         Children Northwest/ESD 112        Apprenticeship Coordinator           Administrator                                these sponsors and attending as a team to    King County Fire District #20
                                                                         (360)750-7503 fax                 dcastle@nwlettf.org                  bryan.watland@navy.mil                       explain the value of the program.            Tracy Wycoff: 206-772-1430
                                                                         (360)750-9706                     EA Washington/N Idaho Cement         Beach, Corinne, Nuclear Engineer             White River School District Child Care
                                                                         carol.sasse@esd112.org            Masons Apprenticeship OPCMIA         corinne.beach@navy.mil                       Center
                                                                         Children Northwest/Southwest      72 & 478, Jim Geren, Training and    Elizabeth Kelley, GAC                        Mischele Mininger
                                                                         Washington Child Care             Apprenticeship Representative        Chairbbandb2@comcast.net                     mmininge@whiteriver.wednet.edu
                                                                         Consortium (SWCCC) 2500           jimjatc@yahoo.com                    Dwight Otis, PSNS
                                                                         NE 65th Avenue, Vancouver,        EA Washington/NE Oregon Pipe         Dwight.otis@navy.mil
                                                                         WA 98661                          Trades Apprenticeship, UA Local      Tom Butler, Deputy Apprentice Program
                                                                         Jada Rupley                       598                                  Admin Robert.t.butler@navy.mil
                                                                         Associate Superintendent,         Pete Nicacio, Assistant Business     Ryan Nickels, CTE Teacher/CTE
                                                                         Children, Youth, & Family         Manager pete@ua598.org               Director Inter
                                                                         Services, ESD 112                 Marty Gregg, Training Director       ryan.nickels@bremertonschools.org
                                                                         jada.rupley@esd112.org            marty@ua.598.org
                                                                         (360) 750-7514                    Road Sprinkler Fitters, UA Local
                                                                         Kristi Baker Executive            669
                                                                         Director, Southwest               Rick Toland/ Mike DeMattia
                                                                         Washington Child Care             TwoDeMattia2@msn.com
                                                                         Consortium, 360.750.7501 ext.     SE Washington/NE Oregon Sheet
                                                                         233, kristi.baker@esd112.org      Metal Workers Apprenticeship, LU
                                                                         Kristin Johnson, Program          55
                                                                         Coordinator, Southwest            John Merk, Training Coordinator
                                                                         Washington Child Care             johnm@bossig.com
                                                                         Consortium, (360) 750-7501        Puget Sound Naval Shipyard &
                                                                         ext. 103,                         IMF Bryan Watland, Apprentice
                                                                         kristin.johnson@esd112.org        Program Coordinator

                                                                                                           Educational Institutions
                                                                                                           Columbia Basin College
                                                                                                           Derek Brandes, Dean for
                                                                                                           Career/Technical Education
                                                                                                           Dept of Labor & Industries,
                                                                                                           Apprenticeship Division, Julie
                                                                                                           Lindstrom, Apprenticeship
                                                                                                           Consultant, Linz235@lni.wa.gov
                                                                                                           NAWIC, Cathy Brady, Region 9
                                                                                                           Director, Past TC President

                                                                                                           Local Business Partners

                                                                                                                Bechtel National, Inc, River
                                                                                                                Protection/Waste Treatment Plant,
                                                                                                                Jeff Evan, Safety and Health
                                                                                                                Coordinator jbevans@bechtel.com
                                                                                                                Pacific Northwest National
                                                                                                                Laboratory – operated by Battelle
                                                                                                                Memorial Institute, Mike Moran,
                                                                                                                Operations Director
                                                                                                                Infinia Corporation (develop and
                                                                                                                produce solar poweredstirling
                                                                                                                engines –green, renewable energy
                                                                                                                source), Rick Cameron, PhD, PE,
                                                                                                                Program Manager
Describe in detail your plans     We already have it active; the grant     Our district is committed to        This grant provided funding for         It is our hope that the FTE generated by    Now that the funding has been utilized we     Textbooks purchased will align our
to sustain the grant actives      just got the ball rolling for us. We     providing exposure and              .1FTE of a position at Tri Tech         student enrollment will help to provide     will continue to provide access and           curriculum with Bates Technical
after the funding is over. How    had some teacher turnover during the     preparation to a variety of post-   Skills Center that included program     long term sustainability. The funds         opportunities to students who have been       College allowing our cadets to obtain
will you leverage all             grant period that took us back, but we   secondary opportunities for our     coordinator for the Pre-                received during the 2009-2010 school        enrolled. We will also identify an outside    Tech Prep credits with them. Also it
facilities/resources at your      have the program up and running for      Career and Technical                Apprenticeship program. In              allowed us to purchase curriculum for a     agency that will sponsor our remaining        will be an easier transition from our
disposal to continue delivering   the 2010-2011 school year.               Education students and will         addition to the pre-apprentice          Pre-Apprenticeship program. There will      apprentices. Because our local program        high school setting to the college
the best program possible?                                                 continue to expand upon the         program, the coordinator serves as      still be a need to purchase equipment and   offers a unique opportunity, we are capable   workplace since we are using the
                                                                           apprenticeship partnership with     the CTE Director for four small         tools.                                      of attending to all students to some degree   same textbook.
                                                                           SWCCC that was created as a         local school districts and provides                                                 every day. Our goal is to identify            Textbooks purchased will allow
                                                                           result of this grant. We will       grant and other program support for                                                 alternative opportunities for students to     students the opportunity to prepare
                                                                           continue to work with the           Tri Tech Skills Center. In her daily                                                receive additional hours towards their end    and pass the pretest for a King
                                                                           program coordinator and             activities the coordinator works                                                    goal.                                         County Emergency Medical
                                                                           executive director at SWCCC         directly with the CTE teachers in all                                                                                             Technician class which is held twice
                                                                           to provide pre-apprenticeship       4 districts, the CTE Directors of                                                                                                 a year.
                                                                           opportunities for our Family        Richland, Pasco, and Kennewick as                                                                                                 Equipment purchased for Wildland
                                                                           and Consumer Sciences               well as numerous interactions with                                                                                                fires have allowed us to put in service
                                                                           students, such as those             all local CTE teachers in the                                                                                                     a brush engine which is now used
                                                                           described in the response to        agriculture, construction,                                                                                                        during State Fire mobilizations for
                                                                           question 3 below.                   engineering and design areas. In this                                                                                             wildland fires. Our engine will be
                                                                                                               position, the coordinator is on the                                                                                               reimbursed by the state allowing for
                                                                                                               steering committees of Tri Cities                                                                                                 future training by our cadets and
                                                                                                               Construction Career Day, SMART                                                                                                    other necessary equipment such as
                                                                                                               Map Manufacturing Expo, MAGIC                                                                                                     personal protective equipment, fire
                                                                                                               Construction Camp for Girls, and                                                                                                  shelters, etc.
                                                                                                               Craft Career Day at the Pacific
                                                                                                               Northwest National Laboratory. Tri
                                                                                                               Tech Skills Center and the Tri Cities
                                                                                                               Area Educational Co-Op will
                                                                                                               continue to seek funding for this
                                                                                                               position because of the valuable
                                                                                                               opportunities provided to area
                                                                                                               students. OSPI grant opportunities
                                                                                                               will be explored as well possible
                                                                                                               funding through the local apprentice
                                                                                                               training programs.
List the number of students       We do not have any current ones, but     A Mini ECE Academy event             For the 2009-2010 school year there    The grant was used to purchase textbooks    We have seven (7) students registered for     Ryan Lamb: Bates Technical College
participating in the program      the result of the program has enabled    was held for Vancouver Public        were 104 students signed up for the    and related curriculum. There will be a     the apprenticeship:                           and Red Card class for wildland fires
List all students that            us to continue the program into the      Schools FACSE teachers and           pre-apprentice program. There          focus on Construction Math skills,          Madeline Spoon – Not yet placed               Bogusluv Derkach: Red card class
successfully entered              2010-2011 school year. And most          students wherein ESD 112             were 28 minority participants (27%)    therefore the grant provided the funds to   Jessica Jackson – Not yet placed              for wildland fires
postsecondary or                  likely will have 2 students enter into   provided training/Work-Based         and 7 females (7%). There were 10      purchase Math curriculum as well. There     Carley Hayes – Not yet placed                 Roberto Munoz: Bates Technical
apprenticeship training           the apprenticeship program. We           Learning experiences to eighty       after school and evening learning      is further planning necessary in order to   Sarah McDaniel – White River Child Care       College
programs as a result of the       have it ready to enact during this       Child Development students           opportunities provided to the          implement the program. The Puget Sound      Center                                        Lillian Hampton: University of
grant actives. Please provide     school year.                             (20 from each comprehensive          students, which were very well         Naval Shipyard has a partnership with       Stephanie Pierce – Not yet placed             Alaska Fairbanks, Fire Services
the student name, training                                                 high school). The event              attended, averaging between 15-20      Olympic College to provide the              Cassidy Dowling – Not yet placed              program
program or postsecondary                                                   included exploration and             students per session. There were 2     Apprenticeship training. However, the       Nicole Zimmerman – White River Child          Blake Regan: University of Alaska

school. If the grant was used   awareness of the ECE field,        sessions with the iron workers, 2        training is done at PSNS where students      Care Center   Fairbanks, Fire Services program
for planning of a startup       potential job shadows and child    sheet metal, 2 pipe trades, 3            are paid a wage while they are enrolled in                 Bobby Grady: University of Alaska
program please provide a        care center tours and specific     laborers (HAZMAT, DOE Soil               the Apprenticeship Training program.                       Fairbanks, Fire Services program
detailed description of the     information about the benefits     Conservation and crane                   While the Shipyard cannot provide a                        Micah Niederkrome: University of
actives.                        of a career within SWCCC and       hoisting/rigging), 2 industrial and      Direct Entry Agreement, they have                          Alaska Fairbanks, Fire Services
                                the ESD 112 ECE                    nuclear safety (Bechtel National)        indicated that students that score                         program
                                apprenticeship opportunity.        and the Craft Career Day (Pacific        satisfactorily on the Accuplacer exam at                   Alicia McAlvey: Bates Technical
                                                                   Northwest National Laboratory.           Olympic College, will be given careful                     School
                                From the 80 who attended the       There was also the Construction          consideration when making application to
                                Mini-ECE Academy, 10               Career Day with over 400 students,       the Apprenticeship program. The plan is
                                students were accepted into a      the SMART Map Manufacturing              to obtain approval this Fall to run the
                                paid pre-apprenticeship            Expo with over 150 students and 23       program and the class will be advertised
                                opportunity over the summer.       girls who attended the weeklong          in the Course Catalog this Spring for next
                                This opportunity further           MAGIC-Mentor A Girl in                   school year. The number of sections we
                                prepared students for entry into   Construction camp. Students for          offer will depend upon the interest of
                                the ECE career field and gave      these events came from every local       students.
                                them invaluable experience         district and every local high school
                                and on-the-job training that       as well as some from as far away as
                                could give them the upper          Walla Walla, Dayton, and Irrigon,
                                advantage in obtaining a part-     Oregon. These areas were added at
                                time or full-time position at      the request of the apprentice
                                one of SWCCC’s 26 child care       training coordinators as they are
                                facilities in the Vancouver        part of their service areas.
                                area; which would in-turn
                                make them eligible for entry       Many students have gone on to
                                into the ECE Child Care            local apprentice programs in the
                                Associate I or ECE Child Care      past two years. Several students
                                Supervisor II apprenticeship       from 2008-2009 have moved into
                                program.                           the programs after waiting for a
                                                                   year. From the Tri Tech Skills
                                We had one student (a junior at    Center Construction Trades
                                Hudson’s Bay High School)          program there are 5 laborers
                                obtain a part-time position in     apprentices, 5 carpenter apprentices,
                                one of SWCCC’s child care          1 operating engineer, 1 sheet metal
                                facilities which makes her         and 1 electrical apprentice. Fifteen
                                eligible for entry into one of     other students are working in the
                                the apprenticeship programs.       construction industry, four are
                                While she has not enrolled yet,    attending university or technical
                                she has expressed an interest in   school and 3 have joined the
                                doing so in the future.            military. In the Tri Tech Welding
                                                                   Technology program of the 2010
                                                                   graduates, 5 have gone to work for
                                                                   Genie Industries in Moses Lake ( 3
                                                                   plan to join pipe trades apprentice
                                                                   eventually), 16 will attend
                                                                   Columbia Basin College welding
                                                                   program, and 2 joined the military.
                                                                   Of the 2008/2009 graduates the
                                                                   majority attended CBC to complete
                                                                   their certification and several are in
                                                                   sheet metal and others are applying
                                                                   to the pipe trades apprenticeship.
                                                                   Of the outside high school pre-
                                                                   apprentice participants, one applied
                                                                   to Puget Sound Naval Ship Yard as
                                                                   an apprentice helper in welding and
                                                                   one is applying to both the electrical
                                                                   and sheet metal apprentice

List any Tech Prep               We have tech prep agreements with         We don’t have any new Tech       Tech Prep agreements are in place        None                                          Child Development I, II, and III               Bates Technical College
agreements associated with       SPSCC, and are continuing to work         Prep agreements as a result of   with Columbia Basin College for the                                                                                                   Washington State Firefighters Joint
your grant actives.              with the college to create more           the grant, but do have an        Tri Tech Welding Technology                                                                                                           Apprenticeship and Training
                                 agreements. But, no agreements            articulation agreement           program. Tech Prep articulations                                                                                                      Committee
                                 came from the grant.                      associated with Early            are in process for the Ag
                                                                           Childhood Education.             Mechanics/Ag Carpentry programs
                                                                                                            in Kiona Benton, North Franklin,
                                                                           Each of our four                 Columbia and Finley School
                                                                           comprehensive high schools       Districts with Yakima Valley
                                                                           has an articulation agreement    Community College. The local
                                                                           with Clark College ECE 111,      apprentice programs are recognizing
                                                                           STARS course (2 credits).        participation in the Pre-Apprentice
                                                                                                            activities to be one year worth of
                                                                                                            work experience when the students
                                                                                                            apply to the programs.
Describe the marketing,          We marketed within our school and         No extensive marketing or         A website is currently under            This program will be advertised in our        Parents were handed advertisements during      Continued marketing efforts during
advertising, events and other    our preschool, and met with local         advertising was needed for our    construction by the ESD 123 web         Course Catalog as well as on the website.     Parent Conferences which discussed the         lunchtime to students at high schools
communications efforts that      preschools around our local area          grant activities.                 design division to provide a            Furthermore, representatives from the         opportunities of the Apprenticeship. A         in the Puget Sound Skills Center
were related or supported by     trying to setup a partnership. But,                                         centralized location for pre-           PSNS Apprenticeship program will be           newsletter went home which detailed the        consortium.
grant funds.                     with our staff turnaround a lot got put                                     apprentice program information and      invited into our school to talk to students   grant and the benefit provided to students.    Tour of Bates Technical College’s
                                 on hold.                                                                    to links to outside information         about the program.                            The grant and apprenticeship were              Fire Service program by our cadets.
                                                                                                             regarding apprenticeships and                                                         highlighted in a school board meeting. The     They were able to work alongside
                                                                                                             careers in the construction industry.                                                 local newspaper attended the school board      their cadets gaining valuable insight
                                                                                                             It was decided to use the ESD due                                                     meeting and did an article on the day care     to their program. Also, cadets learned
                                                                                                             to the reduced expenses for both the                                                  facility and the apprenticeship grant. We      valuable information on how to apply
                                                                                                             design and long term maintenance                                                      invited parents and students to an             to college.
                                                                                                             of the website.                                                                       Apprenticeship Evening where students          Tour of the Washington State Fire
                                                                                                                                                                                                   and parents learned about the program and      Training Center in North Bend.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   were toured through the facilities.            Cadets were able to see where new
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  firefighters are trained.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  We had a firefighter bring in a brush
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  engine used for wildland fires and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  our cadets were able to see
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  demonstrations and used various
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  tools. Also, cadets were given an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  orientation class of the various
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  aspects of wildland firefighting.

Describe tutoring and other      We had tuition pay for the support        None                             Although no grant funds were used        None                                          Day care employees were trained in             We were able to purchase textbooks
academic support services that   services and tutoring, but the grant                                       to provide academic support, there is                                                  STARS training and worked hand in hand         that will tutor and prepare cadets for
were supported by grant funds.   funds enabled us to pay for the                                            ample support provided at Tri Tech                                                     with students from the Child Development       the Emergency Medical Technician
                                 teacher to set it up and monitor it                                        Skills Center and at the home high                                                     class. They mentored and provided              pretest. Also, we had a supervisor for
                                 during the child care time and after                                       schools to help insure student                                                         assistance with activities and                 King County Emergency Medical
                                 the child staff trainings.                                                 success. Both learning support                                                         responsibilities as they pertain to working    Services come to the school and
                                                                                                            services as well as online credit                                                      with infants and toddlers. Equipment,          administer the actual pretest for the
                                                                                                            retrieval options are available to all                                                 resources and instructional materials were     EMT course to our cadets again
                                                                                                            students attending the skills center                                                   purchased to support the learning activities   giving them valuable insight to the
                                                                                                            to facilitate on-time graduation or                                                    in the day care and in the child               process.
                                                                                                            assist in progress toward graduation                                                   development program.
                                                                                                            or GED. Participation in pre-
                                                                                                            apprentice activities reinforced the
                                                                                                            importance of math and
                                                                                                            communication skills as the training
                                                                                                            coordinators, instructors and
                                                                                                            apprentices talked to the students
                                                                                                            about what they needed in order to
                                                                                                            be a successful apprentice.
Describe counseling and          I didn’t use any funds on our career      None were supported by grant     Although no grant funds were used        None                                          No counseling or career support services       Cadets were counseled by
career center support services   our counseling center, but I do use       funds.                           to support any career counseling                                                       were supported by grant funds this year.       professional firefighters at the Fire
that were supported by grant     my Perkin’s Funds on this. We did                                          services, the program coordinator                                                                                                     Training Center in North Bend on

funds.                          use the center to help in this, but just                                    worked with the counselors and                                                                                                     how to extinguish fires with fire
                                didn’t use this funding source.                                             career centers at all area high                                                                                                    extinguishers. Cadets were allowed
                                                                                                            schools to provide information to                                                                                                  to put out small Class B fires with
                                                                                                            students about pre-apprentice                                                                                                      firefighters supporting them. Also we
                                                                                                            activities. Counselors were briefed                                                                                                have had numerous professional
                                                                                                            on the program highlights as well as                                                                                               firefighters come to our classroom
                                                                                                            encouraged to help younger students                                                                                                and counsel cadets on various
                                                                                                            enroll in courses that would expose                                                                                                subjects, such as how to conduct
                                                                                                            them to the skills needed for a                                                                                                    themselves during an interview.
                                                                                                            construction industry career.                                                                                                      Also, we had a professional
                                                                                                            Counselors also helped students get                                                                                                firefighter come to the classroom and
                                                                                                            enrolled in the program if the                                                                                                     give a class on the various aspects of
                                                                                                            teachers weren’t available.                                                                                                        wildland fires and how to become a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               wildland firefighter. Cadets were
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               given the opportunity to get hands on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               experience with various tools used.
Describe how the district       We recruited in our Careers in             No intentional efforts were      All students are encouraged to            The under-represented population is a      When we created a plan to develop the          Thru marketing events, we recruited
recruited and retained under-   Education Class for this, which has a      made to recruit under-           participate in all activities. Teachers   focus for our CTE program in the coming    apprenticeship program at White River          any and all students (female,
represented (female, minority   majority of females in it. We are no       represented students; however,   worked extra hard to encourage            year. Intentional marketing and            High School, we targeted male students in      minority, and low income) that were
and low-income) student         looking at the minority and low            we had non-traditional (male)    interested female students to attend      counseling of these students is planned.   addition to female students. We made           interested in our Fire Services class.
populations.                    income component. We are doing it          students participate from all    the various sessions. The training        We also plan to use our website to         conscious efforts to invite and encourage      We strongly encouraged student in
                                for our Perkin’s Grant as well. So,        four comprehensive high          coordinators and apprentices took         disseminate information that may attract   male participation. All registered students    our class to recruit their friends and
                                we are just looking at it from two         schools.                         extra care to insure that the female      the underserved population. At least 50%   are female. We were close to signing up        other interested students.
                                areas.                                                                      students were comfortable,                of Bremerton’s students qualify for free   one individual, regrettably we were
                                                                                                            respected and successful. While all       and reduced meals and we have a diverse    unsuccessful. The two students that we
                                                                                                            local programs do a great job of          population. Our continuing concern and     have placed in the program currently are
                                                                                                            working with female students, the         goal for the upcoming school year is to    low income, one is Native American.
                                                                                                            sheet metal and electrical apprentice     intentionally pay close attention to our
                                                                                                            programs were exceptional. Many           boys who, data shows, are par t of the
                                                                                                            of the students in our programs are       under-served population.
                                                                                                            minority and/or low income and
                                                                                                            they see the value in the career
                                                                                                            options being present to them.
                                                                                                            While their parents are sometimes
                                                                                                            hesitant to encourage their child to
                                                                                                            do something other than “college”
                                                                                                            so they have a better life, once they
                                                                                                            understand the high wage, long term
                                                                                                            career potential, they have become
                                                                                                            very supportive. The other large
                                                                                                            scale non-traditional initiative is
                                                                                                            MAGIC (mentor a girl in
                                                                                                            construction) Camp which was held
                                                                                                            for the second year. Twenty girls
                                                                                                            ages 8th -12th grade spent the week
                                                                                                            learning about the construction
                                                                                                            industry, future careers and having
                                                                                                            fun. They made stepping stones with
                                                                                                            the cement masons and laborers,
                                                                                                            welded and did tube bending with
                                                                                                            the pipe trades, wired light sockets
                                                                                                            and switches and made lamps with
                                                                                                            the electricians, and constructed and
                                                                                                            painted sheet metal bird houses.
                                                                                                            They also talked with engineers,
                                                                                                            accountants and visited a Habitat for
                                                                                                            Humanity house as well as learned
                                                                                                            about work site safety from a
                                                                                                            Bechtel National safety coordinator.
                                                                                                            The girls learned life skills as well

                                                                                                           as had their eyes opened to the
                                                                                                           world of opportunities available to
                                                                                                           them in construction. As much as
                                                                                                           possible, female apprentices were
                                                                                                           used to work with the girls.
                                                                                                           Nontraditional and under-
                                                                                                           represented students continue to be a
                                                                                                           focus of all school CTE programs
                                                                                                           and will continue to be so.
What lessons have you          For us it has to be clearer              We learned that it takes a great   It’s all about relationships and        It is important to have good                  We learned that it is very important to have   Some lessons that we have learned
learned that might lead to     communication and expectations.          deal of time and energy to         delivering on what you promise. The     communication and a strong relationship       a solid plan for working with sponsors or      are to start early in the school year
improvements in the            We took two different roads to get to    understand the complexities of     apprentice training coordinators in     with business & industry partners.            training agents. We hired an individual to     with Tech Prep agreements with
development and                where we are, and are still working      apprenticeship programs and to     the Tri Cities are an outstanding       Because the Naval Shipyard is one of our      work with us to be the link/liaison between    apprenticeship programs and
implementation of additional   on the way we want it to look. And       fully appreciate the processes     group of individuals who are always     largest employers on the Kitsap               the child development program and the          postsecondary institutions and to
apprenticeship preparation     maybe some more complete                 and regulations involved in        ready to help in whatever way is        Peninsula, we made the decision to            training agent. This person was not able to    make sure you are following the rules
programs?                      guidelines from the apprenticeship       starting a new registered          needed. They provide extensive          partner with them. We also plan to work       fulfill the job and subsequently we were       correctly. Also we learned to
                               people. It was a little fuzzy from the   apprenticeship. We found           support for Construction Career         closely with our local Skills Center, West    left with several interested students and no   coordinate with out of state
                               beginning.                               much more success in               Day, the pre-apprentice seminars        Sound Tech, to insure that there is a scope   placement for them. We are currently           universities and have them come to
                                                                        partnering with an existing        and MAGIC camp. They will also          and sequence with this program. We            developing a new approach to this and will     our classroom to have students apply
                                                                        apprenticeship program.            provide job shadow opportunities as     foresee our students completing the Pre-      be working with a new site soon. As of this    instead of students spending time and
                                                                                                           well as mock interview assistance       Apprenticeship class and then moving on       writing however, they are not a registered     money going there to apply.
                                                                                                           when asked. The high school             to programs at West Sound Tech and/or         training agent. We also learned the
                                                                                                           teachers have high expectations of      directly into the Olympic College             importance of allocating funds early so as
                                                                                                           their students and the students know    program.                                      to avoid the end of the grant cycle
                                                                                                           that participation in the pre-                                                        requirement to have exhausted funds. This
                                                                                                           apprentice program is a privilege                                                     is my responsibility and will be handled
                                                                                                           that will be revoked if necessary. So                                                 differently in the future should we receive
                                                                                                           far (knock on wood) all the students                                                  this grant again.
                                                                                                           have been great, loved the activities
                                                                                                           and have gained valuable experience
                                                                                                           and knowledge that will help them
                                                                                                           make their career decisions. Most
                                                                                                           importantly we have learned that it
                                                                                                           doesn’t take a lot of money or a full
                                                                                                           time position to have a huge impact
                                                                                                           on students and their opportunities.
                                                                                                           Although the assortment of
                                                                                                           responsibilities for the pre-
                                                                                                           apprentice program coordinator may
                                                                                                           at first seem unrelated, they provide
                                                                                                           unparalleled access to students and
                                                                                                           teachers from all area districts and
                                                                                                           high schools as well as a central
                                                                                                           point of contact for the training
                                                                                                           coordinators. The local Labor and
                                                                                                           Industries Apprenticeship
                                                                                                           Consultant, Julie Lindstrom, has
                                                                                                           also been very key to the successful
                                                                                                           implementation and support of the
                                                                                                           pre-apprentice program.

                                        APPENDIX C

Symposium for Incentive and Demonstration Grant Partners
Thursday, May 7, 2009
9:00am to 3:00pm
Libby Learning Center, Spokane School District

8:30 – 9:00 am             Check In & Register for Clock Hours - Lobby
Libby Center
9:00 am – 9:20 am          Welcome:
Libby Center               Tim O’Halloran, Pre-Apprenticeship Programs, Spokane SD

                           OSPI Career and Technical Education Update:
                           Kathleen Lopp, Assistant Superintendent of Public Instruction

9:20 am – 9:45 am          Apprenticeship Direct Entry – Contract Provisions
                           Tim O’Halloran, Pre-Apprenticeship Programs, Spokane SD
9:45 am – 10:00 pm         Morning Break
10:00 am – 12:00 am        Best Practices: Designing Programs That Lead to
                           Apprenticeship Entry Options
                           Presentations by programs making it work.
                           Edmonds SD – Carpentry/Construction Trades Program
                           Whatcom Tech Prep – Construction Careers Academy
                           Tri-Cities – Pre-Apprenticeship Program
                           Omak – Incentive Grant Activities
12:00 am – 12:15 am        Break – Get Your Lunch
                           Brief break while people get their food and our lunch speaker sets up.

12:15 am – 1:00 pm         Putting Students to Work:
                           Work Based Learning Protocols
                           Mary Miller, Employment Standards( youth employment)
1:00 pm – 1:45 pm          Running Start for Trades – Apprentice Panel
                           We have assembled a panel of young apprentices who received
                           their running start through secondary pre-apprenticeship.

                           Q&A Session with panel presenters (Time Remaining)
1:45 pm – 2:00 pm          Afternoon Break
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm          Running Starts and Next Steps
                           Progress, Challenges, Reporting and Next Steps…
                           Moe Broom, Jody Robbins- facilitators


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