Health Servicesprecheck.com

Apprenticeship Programs: A Viable Solution for Healthcare

A workforce crisis is threatening the U.S. economy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Research from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce found 8.1 million vacant job openings in the United States. As lawmakers, nonprofits, and employers consider how to help close employment gaps, apprenticeship programs have been gaining attention.
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Charleston, SChrdive.com

Facing talent shortage, a manufacturer taps into its German apprenticeship roots

CHARLESTON, S.C. — How do you make a new fuel injector every 3.5 seconds?. The answer is apparent when touring the North Charleston outpost of manufacturer Bosch. The plant, which specializes in producing automotive parts and systems, houses an array of advanced machinery. Mounted video feeds show the precise fastening of assembly components, and robotic arms move like clockwork.
Elkhart County, INnewamerica.org

Horizon Education Alliance Awarded Bloomberg Philanthropies Grant to Expand CareerWise Youth Apprenticeships in Elkhart County

GOSHEN, IND. — Horizon Education Alliance (HEA) in Elkhart County, Indiana, today announced that it has received a $500,000 grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies to support the expansion of high-quality apprenticeship opportunities for high school students – through CareerWise Elkhart County. This grant is part of an overall $2 million statewide investment by Bloomberg Philanthropies to support state and local partners to pilot and scale youth apprenticeship across Indiana, with the Partnership to Advance Youth Apprenticeship (PAYA) – a national initiative led by New America.
Philadelphia, PAgenerocity.org

PAN wants to create 500 local apprenticeships by 2025

The professional workforce of the future will be made up of not only college grads, but also workers who gain experience through hands-on skills training programs like apprenticeships. Often thought of as a staple of trade careers, apprenticeship programs are becoming increasingly important for companies looking for new talent in...
Pittsburgh, PAGovernment Technology

Pittsburgh Groups Team to Offer Technology Apprenticeships

(TNS) — Members of the Pittsburgh Technology Council and nonprofit partner FortyX80 will host an informational session Friday in Monessen to discuss a new apprenticeship program focused on information technology. The session will introduce attendees to Apprenti PGH, which is modeled on a program first launched in Seattle by the...
PoliticsIllinois Business Journal

State expanding apprenticeship program with competitive funding opportunity

The state this month announced an $8 million expansion of the Apprenticeship Illinois program. The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity will expand innovative and high-quality apprenticeship programs to prepare Illinoisans for jobs in high-demand industries. The state aims to serve an additional 750 apprentices across key industries, with...
Antioch, CAMercury News

Antioch to offer city jobs, apprenticeships to troubled youths

In an effort to get youths who commit crimes off the street, Antioch soon may be offering them the carrot of city apprenticeships or jobs. That’s the aim of an initiative that Mayor Lamar Thorpe proposed and the City Council approved on Tuesday. Thorpe announced at a news conference Monday...
Public HealthCamden New Journal

Coronavirus: Free professional training courses

Camden Council has partnered with Google to offer residents access to free, online professional training courses in data analytics, project management, user experience and IT support through the Google Certificate programme. Learn at your own pace with no previous qualifications or experience required. Whether you’ve lost your job during the...
PoliticsAthens Daily Review

Texas Workforce Commission awarded $10M for Apprenticeship Programs

The Texas Workforce Commission has been awarded $10 million in grant funding by the US Department of Labor to support the expansion of Registered Apprenticeship Programs in Texas. This funding will be used to develop new registered apprenticeship programs, assist employers to explore and implement the registered apprenticeship training model, and grow existing programs that will build career pathways for any individual seeking to develop a viable career and training starting from entry level through middle skills and into highly skilled professions.

Exploring the effectiveness of online apprenticeship programme

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented significant disruption of education and training across the country, revealing that the apprenticeship system may need to adapt to more readily offer training virtually. However, pros and cons are still surrounded the implementation of the online apprenticeship programme. A remaining question is about the effectiveness of the online apprenticeship compared with the offline one.