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Registered Apprenticeship Awareness Week
The week of October 4 - 10, 2009 has been proclaimed as Registered Apprenticeship Awareness Week.
Nebraska Workforce Development/ IBEW #22 Partnership in Omaha
Nebraska Workforce Development in Omaha began a partnership with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local No. 22 in March of 2009. The Omaha Career Center screens job seekers for specific qualifications and has developed a list of interested candidates to call upon when Local 22 contacts the Center to send candidates to them for a job assignment. There are three different types of work an interested candidate can sign up for - these are Electrical Worker [Commercial], Residential Installer and Low Voltage Cabler. The general duties for each are material handling, clean-up, and assisting Journeyman Electricians or Tel/Data Technicians on the job site. Workers can gain entry into the IBEW Apprenticeship Program in this manner. To date, the Omaha Career Center has placed 37 workers with IBEW Local 22.
Steamfitters and Plumbers Local 464 and Omaha, Lincoln and Grand Island Career Centers Collaborative Effort
When members of the Steamfitters Union and representatives of Nebraska Workforce Development met in January 2009, amidst the discussion regarding similar needs and interests, a pilot project was proposed that combined the recruiting efforts of the Steamfitters and Plumber's Union with the services available through the Nebraska Workforce Development One Stop Career Centers.
The Columbus Career Center in partnership with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers from Omaha:
In May 2009, the Columbus Career Center started a partnership with IBEW out of Omaha. The IBEW representative is Brad Doyle. The Columbus Career Center is responsible for getting Electrical Workers assigned and ready to report for work on a regular basis. Generally, the Center has a 24-48 hour notice from Mr. Doyle that he needs 1-5 workers to report for work on a certain day and time. Each Electrical worker has to meet certain criteria before they can report to work.
President Obama Challenges All Americans to Obtain the Skills and Education Needed to Succeed in Today's Economy!
Obama lists Registered Apprenticeship as a critical education and training option
Secretary Solis Discusses Unemployment & Highlights Role of Apprenticeship in Training for Growing Industries
On Friday, May 8th Secretary Solis was featured on CNN Newsroom to discuss the latest Unemployment Report. During her interview with CNN’s Betty Nguyen the Secretary discussed the latest jobs report, the economy and job opportunities in emerging industries. While job losses remain high in certain sectors, Secretary Solis was optimistic about the Department’s ongoing job training efforts (grant opportunities discussed below) in growing industries, including green technologies, IT and Health Care.
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