The department will suspend its acceptance and review of new or pending applications for Standards Recognition Entities in the Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Program.
Sens. Coons & Young, Reps. Norcross and McKinley reintroduce bill to expand registered apprenticeships to new job sectors.
Woodworking Network offers a deeper dive into the subject on February 16 at 2 p.m. Eastern. The webinar is titled, "Grow your own: Training your future skilled woodworkers Part 2."
By Harry Urban
The Canadian Council of Directors of Apprenticeship (CCDA) is seeking input for improving the Red Seal program’s website, the gateway for the national campaign promoting “skilled trades as a first-choice career for youth.”
NAW also provides apprenticeship sponsors with the opportunity to showcase their programs, facilities, and apprentices in their community.
The woodworking industry can begin training apprentices to become “woodwork manufacturing specialists” under a new credentialing program approved by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training, Office of Apprenticeship.
IRAPs are high-quality apprenticeship programs, recognized as such by a third-party entity under standards established by the department in the new rule.
LIVONIA, Mich. -- A group of industry and education members from across the country met at Schoolcraft College Manufacturing and Technology department in Livonia to continue the process of drafting a framework for a new 21st century apprenticeship. The apprenticeship was created to address the employment gap in woodworking and manufacturing industries through cross-training and upskilling new and existing employees in a combination of CAD, mechatronics, wood processing operations, coatings, estimating and project managing.
The National Wood Flooring Association will launch a federally registered Wood Flooring Specialist Apprenticeship at the Wood Flooring Expo in Fort Worth, Texas, May 1–3
By Bill Esler