Aligning Apprenticeship and the Workforce System

Registered apprenticeship (RA) is the gold standard for workforce development and well-aligned with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). RA provides employers in your state and local community with a proven strategy for developing a strong, sustained talent pipeline for skilled workers while providing job seekers with a pathway to high-demand careers that pay a family-supporting wage.

Access TA from the Center to increase RA alignment with your state and local workforce development board planning to meet critical WIOA performance metrics by:.

  • providing paid apprenticeship opportunities for One-Stop Center customers which helps you meet Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) performance measures including 2nd and 4th quarter employed (92% of all apprentices who complete a program are then moved into a permanent, full-time workers and 91% are still with their employer a year out)
  • providing your board with the knowledge that RA skills training meets your local business needs, since it is employer-driven, while giving you the credential performance measure
  • ensuring that higher median earnings after 2nd quarter performance metric is met, especially since apprentices receive a raise during their apprenticeship moving beyond transactional relationships with businesses and giving you a head start on the effectiveness in serving employers performance measure

Engage with the Center by:

Resources

Visualising
13 Apr 2022

An example of how states can use Tableau, a data visualization tool, to illustrate the value and statewide adoption of RA through key datapoints such as occupations, industries, wages, etc.

www.iowalmi.gov/ra

Funding
13 Apr 2022

Webinar recording from the Annual Apprenticeship Texas Conference led by Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) State Apprenticeship Director Desi Holmes on TWC agency services and support available to Texas workforce partners exploring apprenticeship. TWC division speakers represented Adult Education and Literacy, Office of Apprenticeship, Vocational Rehabilitation, Outreach and Employer Initiatives, and Workforce Development Division.