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Registered Apprenticeships Apprenticeship in America’s History Oldest type of CTE in U.S. Main form of industrial training For poor, only educational opportunity Not part of curriculum Apprenticeship Process Formal agreement Covers definite period of time Binds employer to provide training Gains work of apprentice Apprenticeship Decline Industrial revolution Training for specific task Industries became centralized Trades became overcrowded Wages kept low Free public elementary schools Apprenticeships Today Government credential system Developing and recognizing specific skills, competencies, and accomplishments Registration is documented Progress is recorded Approved, written training outline describes functions to be learned, how long, and where Earn a certificate of completion Apprenticeships Today Usually high school graduates About 2/3 in construction and manufacturing Minimum term is one year Training with skilled craft worker Wages are half of full trained workers and increase progressively as skills increase Different groups must coordinate programs Apprenticeship Training Combines classroom related instruction with structured on-the-job training Utilizes skilled technician to help instruct Requires trainee to be employed by an employer who has direct need for workers in occupation training is being given Must be sponsored by an employer, group of employers, or employer-associated entity Apprenticeship Training (cont.) May be jointly sponsored by union and employer or just by an employer Run and administered by the sponsor Established for highly-skilled technician, craftsperson, or mechanic For occupations that do not require a college degree, but do require considerable skill and knowledge Why Apprenticeships? Excellent way to obtain high-quality, skilled workers Employers direct training ensuring employee familiarity with processes, equipment, and policies (stay with company) Increases workers’ pay, job security, advancement opportunities, prestige, and self- respect Improve quality of work force Is Apprenticeship Feasible? Are there sufficient numbers of students who could benefit from the experience and are willing to participate? Can the employment community provide students with appropriate training stations? Planning Analyze the labor market Choose a steering committee Secure a commitment from schools and local industry Make the recommendation Analyzing the Labor Market Purpose: Target occupations with favorable employment outlooks Contact CTE program advisory committees, CE program coordinators, trade associations, Chamber of Commerce Consult the Occupational Outlook Handbook Factors to Investigate What is the level of annual average openings? How big is the occupation? Is it expanding or declining? How many people are already being trained? Are enrollments increasing or decreasing? To what extent are graduates of existing programs finding training-related jobs? Choosing a Steering Committee Include representatives from Community Industry Labor Education Secondary schools Community college Dept. of Labor’s Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training Chamber of Commerce Purpose of Steering Committee Help open communication Secure commitments from necessary parties Provide advice as needed Develop plans to contact employers Develop strategies to target, implement, and market youth apprenticeships Devise methods to reach culturally diverse populations Securing Commitment from Schools and Local Industry LEAs may be responsible for: Overall program administration Staff who provide instruction Accounting services Scheduling and logistical support Storage and classroom space Equipment Securing Commitment from Schools and Local Industry Local industry may be responsible for: Overall direction of the program Jobs that will continue after graduation Supervisors to work and monitor trainees Performance expectations regarding the quality, discipline, and work culture requirements Expertise in curriculum development, instructor training, and program planning Wages for apprentices Equipment and supplies at workplace Making a Recommendation Steering committee makes recommendation based on: Results of labor market analysis Commitment of schools Number of employers interested and willing to make a commitment Recommendation made after letters of commitment have been signed by all parties Contact Bureau of Apprenticeship & Training Bureau of Apprenticeship & Training Registers programs Identifies minimum standards to ensure: Quality, standardized training Written apprenticeship agreement Progressively increasing wage scale Reasonable probationary periods Appropriate credit for prior work experience Suitable journeyman/apprenticeship ratios Recognition of completion Organizing Programs Forming oversight committee Setting attainable goals Linking the partners Promoting the apprenticeship program Forming Oversight Committee Can include members from Optional Members from: steering committee Chamber of Commerce Limited to 10-15 members State Dept. of Education Members from: United Way Urban League Business and industry Office of the Mayer Labor Economic Development Trade associations Council Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training Skills centers Community colleges Counselors Oversight Committee Tasks Expand realm of contacts Access funds or resources Refers jobs or applicants to program Encourages industry and educators to work together Promotes programs for underserved individuals Helps with public relations Addresses barriers Opens and maintains communication between partners Sets the tone Oversight Committee Responsibilities Set attainable goals Promote program in community Target occupational areas to be addressed Serve as liaisons to those who could be helpful Obtain jobs for students Make presentations in classrooms Offer industry growth projections Arrange recruitment activities Oversight Committee Must have clearly defined responsibilities Be aware of limitations Will be as effective as individual members and their influence in the community Setting Goals Register students into programs Provide students a link between classroom instruction and workplace skill training Provide on-the-job work experiences Increase participation of students Work with schools to assess interests, abilities, and skills of students Work with schools to recruit and enroll Linking the Partners - LEA Establish a course of study Provide placement Provide an administrator Make contacts to expand opportunities Assist students in establishing career goals Record and monitor students’ progress Recommend individuals for positions Develop relationship with oversight committee Linking the Partners - BAT Organize oversight committee Provide info on requirements Provide formal approval of competency list and related schedules Promote equal opportunities Register apprentices with Dept. of Labor Maintain records and coordinate changes Award certificates of completion Linking the Partners - Employers Write letter of intent to develop program Furnish required progress reports Recruit, select, employ, and train without discrimination Have signed training agreement on file Provide Workers’ Compensation Ensure no workers are displaced because of youth apprentices in the program Promoting Programs Acquaint school counselors with program and its advantages Prepare placement coordinators Work with CTE instructors to recommend appropriate students Make presentations to PTOs, business & labor and community organizations Develop and distribute program information Advantages for Students Improved transition from high school to continued training and employment Receive nationally recognized achievement and credentials Financial benefits Greater career opportunities Participating in hands-on learning Recognition for meeting stringent criteria Advantages for Employer Reduced training and recordkeeping costs Reduced employee turnover Qualified and motivated employees Free professional assistance with training Direct return on tax dollar Recognition for community service Free access to training resources Strengthened involvement with LEAs Advantages for Education Expanded curriculum Increased learning facilities Increased educational options Increased student interest Reduced student drop outs Strengthened ties with business community Advantages for Community Encourages students to stay in community Attracts new business and industry Strengthens business/education partnerships Conducting Programs Recruiting students Developing jobs Coordinating roles and responsibilities Monitoring Youth Apprenticeship System Coordinating related instruction Recruiting Students Make presentations to student groups Orientation sessions Career fairs Open houses Effective Presentations Distribute list of apprenticeable occupations Discuss diversity and number of occupations Discuss admission requirements Discuss apprenticeship process Explain admission process Discuss monitoring and grading procedures Discuss apprenticeship standards Discuss kinds of skill training involved Applicant Activities to Participate Complete application Complete assessment process for basic skills, aptitudes, etc. Select occupation and company best suited Interviewed by school staff Interviewed by employer Complete training agreement Considered registered apprentice when process is complete Developing Jobs Contact employers registered with BAT Contact local business, labor, and trade organizations Work with community college placement offices Make calls to local employers Work with local employment organizations Contact small employers Securing Commitments Discuss relationship of program and CE Inform employer they must have a Registered Apprenticeship Program before participating Explain progression from high school to full- time Registered Apprenticeship upon graduation Indicate standards are federally approved Indicated standards can be customized Securing Commitments (cont.) Describe program registration process: Information is given to BAT representative Meeting is arranged between employer & BAT Adjustments can be made to standards Employer must sign agreement & Letter of Intent to hire BAT submits necessary papers for approval Coordinator Responsibilities Establish contact with local businesses Maintain contact with other schools Promote equal opportunities Establish relationship with BAT representative Recruit students Assist students with application Set up and conduct interviews Assist with registration of program Monitor students Monitoring Work Sites Ensures students are receiving education Should occur at least twice a semester Determine adherence to training plan Evaluate progress on job Ensure training methods are used properly Determine appropriateness of dress and grooming Determine how apprentice deals with public Note any difficulties Records Progress towards goals and objectives Contribution of agencies to performance of apprentices Placement and retention rates Cost effectiveness Coordinating Related Instruction 144 hours per year = two hours per session, two days a week, for 36 weeks Related instruction Occupational specifics Employability skills Applied academics Questions???