Registered Apprenticeship

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   A Key Strategic Talent
     Development Tool

 John Ladd, Administrator, Office of
 Apprenticeship, ETA

 Gay Gilbert, Administrator, Office of
 Workforce Investment, ETA

 Walter Dorsey, Workforce Development
 Director, Region Q, North Carolina

 Charles Vaughan, Assistant Chief, Bureau of
 Apprenticeship, North Carolina Department of

 What is Registered Apprenticeship

 Apprenticeship as a Competitive Advantage in
 the Global Economy

 Strategies for Integration

 Funding and Performance

 North Carolina: How it is done on the
 state/local level
Registered Apprenticeship

An apprenticeship is two different things
 It’s a job            It’s school

A Partnership That Works

   Employers and industries get       Employees get valuable
    a reliable source of skilled     training opportunity and a
     labor and flexible training     portable credential without
               options                  leaving the workforce

   Local workforce entities have    Educational partners can help
        an avenue to promote        provide industry training in a
    training opportunities in key     way that doesn’t stretch
              industries                      capacity
Registered Apprenticeship:
21st Century Innovations
 Expansion into High Growth Industries
 Industry competency-based models with
 interim credentials that validate the acquired
 skill levels
 Apprenticeship programs with two- and four-
 year colleges that allow apprentices to earn
 Associate and Bachelor degrees
 Linkages with the workforce system,
 community colleges, universities, and One-
 Stop Career Centers
High Growth Industries
with Registered Apprenticeship

  Advanced             Geospatial
  Manufacturing        Health Care
  Aerospace            Homeland Security
  Automotive           Hospitality
  Biotechnology        Information
  Construction            Technology
  Energy               Retail Trade
  Financial Services   Transportation
Registered Apprenticeship in
the Global Economy

As regional economies grow and new jobs
are created, Registered Apprenticeship can
provide a mechanism for businesses to
train, develop, and retain talent
 – Recent announcements in the UK and Canada
 – ETA proposes to update regulations governing the
   Fitzgerald Act and issued TEGL No. 2-07 regarding
 – Recent announcements in Alaska, Washington and
The Strategic Apprenticeship
Apprenticeship aligns with workforce system priorities
Industry driven with 250,000 employers; 468,000
apprentices; over 28,000 programs
 – Over 1,500 programs in High Growth Industries
Potential to enhance performance under WIA/Wagner Peyser
    • National Apprenticeship Outcomes
        – 83% Employment Retention
        – $12.82 starting hourly wage
        – $14.32 hourly wage after 9 months
Access to Apprenticeship sponsors who are already investing
in workforce training (Estimated at $2 billion)
Earning Potential of
Apprenticeship Graduates

  $60,000                                               $56,788

  $50,000                                  $44,928
      $0     No HS diploma   High School   Apprentice    College
                              Graduate      Graduate    Graduate

            Annual Wages per 2006 U. S. Census data, RAPIDS
Strategies for Integration

 Involvement of Registered Apprenticeship in
 State and Local Strategic WIA Planning Processes
 – Maine, New Jersey, Oregon, Alaska, Washington
 Marketing of Apprenticeship as a workforce solution
 for business (Business Services)
 – Kansas, Alaska
 Expanding WIA’s Eligible Training Providers to
 Include Apprenticeship
 One-Stop Career Center operations
 – Referral, co-location, coordination, outplacement
 – Example: Alaska Career Guides
Leveraging WIA Funding

 WIA Funds Can Be Used to Support These
 Apprenticeship Activities:
  – Related Instruction
  – On-the-Job Training
  – Pre-Apprenticeship
  – Supportive Services
  – Coordination
  – Outreach
Relevant WIA Talent
Development Strategies

 Individual Training Accounts (ITAs)
 – Training support for individuals/apprentices
 – Can receive supportive services
 Customized Training
 – Commitment to hire or continue to employ
 – Offset employer costs
 On-the-Job Training
 – Provides portion of wage reimbursement for
 WIA State-wide Reserve and other State Funding
The Common Measures

How will program integration impact my performance?
  ADULT MEASURES                           YOUTH MEASURES
   – Entered                                – Placement in
     Employment                               Employment or Education
   – Employment                             – Attainment of Degree or
     Retention                                Certificate
   – Average Earnings                       – Literacy/Numeracy Gains

Myth: It is not possible to get credit in performance measures for the
services local boards provide to apprentices!!!
For Information on Common Measures Refer to TEGL 17-05 published in February 2006
US DOL Contact Information

  Gay Gilbert, Administrator, Office of
  Workforce Investment, ETA,

  John Ladd, Administrator, Office of
  Apprenticeship, ETA

  To locate the federal Office of
  Apprenticeship or State Apprenticeship
  Agency in your state,

 TEGL No. 2-07: Leveraging Registered
 Apprenticeship as a Workforce Development
 Strategy for the Workforce Investment

 Webinars on Registered Apprenticeship and
 the Workforce System,

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