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					Registered Apprenticeship
    Creating a Brighter
        Tomorrow
Registered Apprenticeship:
A Brighter Tomorrow
 Modern   Registered Apprenticeship
  combines carefully defined and
  employer-specific training under the
  guidance of a highly skilled mentor
  at the work site
 On-the-job learning is supplemented
  with related classroom instruction
Registered Apprenticeship:
A Brighter Tomorrow (continued)

 Apprenticeship offers industry-
 driven learning, voluntarily
 sponsored by individual employers,
 employer associations and joint
 employer-employee groups
Position Your Company
      for Success
Registered Apprenticeship:
Advantages
 Employ    an effective skills-enhancement
 solution
   On-the-job  learning and classroom
    instruction provide a tested model for skill
    maximization
   Nationally, more than 31,000 employers
    (sponsors) have implemented
    apprenticeship programs to meet specific
    training needs
   More than 480,000 employees participate
    as apprentices
Registered Apprenticeship:
Advantages (continued)
   Sponsors  include employers,
    employer associations and labor-
    management organizations
   Apprentices come from diverse
    backgrounds and they include
    women, minorities, youth, persons
    with disabilities and dislocated
    workers
Registered Apprenticeship:
Advantages
 Maximize   your workforce potential
   Strengthen     your human resource
    development effort
   Evaluate skills of current workforce

   Quickly enable new employees to
    contribute to company productivity
   Instill loyalty and decrease turnover
Registered Apprenticeship:
Advantages
 Keeppace with changing workforce
 dynamics
   Combat the challenges of advancing
   technology, shifting consumer
   demands, evolving business practices
   and changing demographics such as a
   large number of employees
   approaching retirement
Registered Apprenticeship:
Advantages

 Contribute   to Economic Development
   Enhance  the education, skill and
    experience level of your employees
   Boost your company, your community
    and our Nation by building a strong
    workforce
Registered Apprenticeship:
Advantages
 Employer    Gain
  A  proven process by which experienced
    personnel impart knowledge and skills to
    new employees
   Greater workforce competency and
    productivity
   Partnerships with certification and licensing
    agencies
   A valuable asset in the recruitment and
    retention of a highly qualified workforce
Registered Apprenticeship:
Advantages
 Employee Gain
   On-the-job learning under the guidance of
    experienced and qualified personnel
   Occupation-specific classroom instruction
   Training and certification that meets
    industry and business standards
   Opportunities to receive education, develop
    skills and to gain experience that enable
    employees to advance in their careers
   Nationally recognized journeyman status
Registered Apprenticeship:
Advantages
 Time   Tested
   American   Apprenticeship has deep roots
   Among the early apprentices who went on
    to national distinction were George
    Washington, surveyor, Benjamin Franklin,
    printer, and Paul Revere, silversmith
   Registered Apprenticeship was established
    with the signing of the Virginia
    Apprenticeship Act in 1938
Registered Apprenticeship in
Virginia: Customers Served
 More  than *2,300 sponsors
 More than *14,000 apprentices
 Each year, approximately 1,600
  apprentices graduate to become
  journeyworkers

            *03-12-08 numbers
Registered Apprenticeship in
Virginia: Occupations
 More  than 300 occupations registered
 A variety of occupations exist and
  include welders, ship fitters, electricians,
  plumbers and draftsmen
  Registered
Apprenticeship
 How It Works
Registered Apprenticeship:
How It Works
 On-the-Job   Learning
   Registered employers (sponsors)
    provide on-the-job learning to
    employees (apprentices)
   A minimum of 2,000 on-the-job
    learning hours are provided
   Each apprentice works closely with a
    journeyman for maximum results
Registered Apprenticeship:
How It Works
 Related   Classroom Instruction
   Apprentices  attend classes at their
    local vocational technical center,
    community college or at a sponsor-
    run school
   Participants spend approximately six
    hours a week in the classroom for a
    suggested minimum of 144 annual
    hours
Registered Apprenticeship:
How It Works
 Employer   Requirements
   Meet   with your local apprenticeship
    representative to develop a registered
    training program
   Review classroom instruction program with
    your local related instruction coordinator
   Select employee(s) to provide on-the-job
    training
   Identify employee(s) who will apprentice
Registered Apprenticeship:
How It Works
 Employee Requirements
   Mechanical, physical and mental abilities
    to master techniques and technology of
    trade
   Most employers require a high school
    diploma or a GED – math and
    communication skills
   Must be at least 16 years old
   Ability to work full-time and attend classes
    one of two nights per week
  Registered
Apprenticeship

Standards Distinguish
       Quality
Registered Apprenticeship
Ensures:
A   full and fair opportunity to apply
 A schedule of work processes
 Organized related instruction
 A progressively increasing wage
  schedule commensurate with skills
 Proper supervision of on-the-job
  training
Registered Apprenticeship
Ensures:

 Adequate   and safe facilities in which
  apprentices are trained
 Regular evaluation of job
  performance and related instruction
 No discrimination in any phase of
  selection, employment or training
Create a brighter tomorrow for
your company with a proven,
cost effective, industry-driven
 and customized approach to
  learning as you produce a
    more highly skilled and
    dedicated workforce...
   Position your company for
  success by calling your local
Department of Labor and Industry
  Field Representative today!
Local office locations include Abingdon,
  Lynchburg, Manassas, Richmond,
   Roanoke, Tidewater and Verona
        For contact information:
       www.doli.virginia.gov
www.doli.virginia.gov

				
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