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Apprenticeship Defined Benefits of Apprenticeship Choosing Apprenticeship

Washington State Registered Apprenticeship. Apprenticeship Defined Benefits of Apprenticeship Choosing Apprenticeship General Minimum Requirements Steps to Become an Apprentice. WHAT IS. APPRENTICESHIP. An apprenticeship is two different things. It’s a job. It’s school. &.

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Apprenticeship Defined Benefits of Apprenticeship Choosing Apprenticeship

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  1. Washington State Registered Apprenticeship • Apprenticeship Defined • Benefits of Apprenticeship • Choosing Apprenticeship • General Minimum Requirements • Steps to Become an Apprentice

  2. WHAT IS APPRENTICESHIP An apprenticeship is two different things It’s a job It’s school &

  3. APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING PROGRAMS INCLUDE • Aerospace Manufacturing • Bricklayer • Carpenter • Cement Mason • Cosmetologist • Culinary Arts • Dispensing Optician • Educational Assistant (K-12) • Weatherization Technician • Electrician • Firefighter/Medic • Healthcare Worker • Machinist • Manufacturing Technician • Meat Cutter • Plumber/Pipefitter • Tree Trimmer • Utility Line Worker

  4. Talking Apprenticeship Has its’ own language… See “Apprenticeship Terms” handout for definitions

  5. APPRENTICESHIP • Nearly 250 apprenticeship programs in the state representing over 7000 employers training in 600 occupations • Governed by a 7 member council • Administered by L & I, Apprenticeship Section • Education, Training & Safety of the apprentice drives the system OPPORTUNITIES

  6. 2012

  7. Each day, I do something new… “…I have the opportunity to build something that people are able to use. I can see the results of my work, and it is very gratifying.” ” – Kerri Boyko 27 year old, electrician Co-owner, Regal Electric

  8. PROVEN METHODS On-the job Training • Supervised, structured on-the-job training (OJT) by sponsor/employer • OJT is the majority component, comprising 90% of the program • Supervised by skilled journey worker • Length Determined by Occupational Complexity (Min. 2000 hrs) • Average program length for WA apprenticeship completers is 44 months, nearly 4 years.

  9. PROVEN METHODS Related Supplemental Instruction • Most often taught through State Community Colleges • Low Student/Teacher Ratios • Length Fits Occupational Needs (Min 144 hrs/yr) • Provides Theoretical and Technical Knowledge • Associate Degree Option and Continuing Education

  10. HIGHER WAGES • Progressively increasing wages - Apprentices earn more as they gain skill and experience • 2012 Workforce Board data on apprenticeship training results: • Apprenticeship completer median average - $58,907/year • Apprenticeship participant (completers and non-completers) median average - $47,637/year

  11. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY • Apprenticeship Programs must provide equal opportunity to all who are interested • Washington Apprenticeship Programs are eager for qualified women and minorities to apply • In fact, because of federal law, actually, many will bend over backwards to recruit and then keep qualified female and minority apprentices.

  12. VALUABLE SKILLS CREDENTIALS Successful completion of a registered apprenticeship leads to a NATIONALLY recognized Certificate of Completion attesting to the individual’s skills and knowledge of a journeyperson.

  13. GENERAL REQUIREMENTS • Age – Many programs require you be at least 18 years old • Education – Most programs require a high school diploma or GED certificate • Physical Ability – Have the necessary strength or stamina to perform the work • Aptitude – Some programs may require an aptitude test

  14. Apprenticeship is like Harvard… National estimate: One person is accepted out of every 15 people who apply to an apprenticeship opening. Find out what it takes – talk to your local apprenticeship programs. Often, students need to do extra preparation in order to be a competitive candidate. Industry work experience Community college vocational/trades prep programs CTE / Pre-Apprenticeship programs for secondary students …Many apply, few are accepted, and those that are, are really lucky.

  15. FOR MORE INFORMATION Contact the L&I Apprenticeship Consultant in your area: http://www.lni.wa.gov/TradesLicensing/Apprenticeship/About/AppCoordinators/default.asp Washington State Department of Labor & Industries Website Apprenticeship.wa.gov

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