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State: Washington
Region: 4
Program Model: Apprenticeships
Description: The SEIU Healthcare NW Training Partnership program is designed to upgrade the skills and opportunities of home care aides by offering basic and advanced training, peer mentorship, and a Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship program.
Population Served: Low Income Workers; Future options include social service work with special populations such as working with people with intellectual disabilities, dementia, or mental illness.
Industry: Health Care
Contact Person: N/A
Connected to VR: N/A
Partnerships: Service Emploees International Union (SEIU 775NW), Full life Care, Korean Women's, Addus Healthcare
Comments: N/A

 

State: Oregon
Region: 4
Program Model: Apprenticeships
Description: The Trades and Apprenticeship Career Class (TACC); a 7-week, pre-apprenticeship training class that helps women prepare for a high skill, high wage career in construction. The class is offered at no charge to participants.
Population Served: Women
Industry: Construction
Contact Person: N/A
Connected to VR: N/A
Partnerships: N/A
Comments: N/A
State: Washington
Region: 4
Program Model: Pre-Apprenticeships and support for applying to positions of Apprenticeships
Description: The Pre-Apprenticeship program is an 11 week, part-time, high quality training in Renton and Tacoma, that helps women enter non-traditional careers in construction trades and manufacturing.
Population Served: Women and Men
Industry: Construction Trades and Manufacturing
Contact Person: N/A
Connected to VR: No
Partnerships: N/A
Comments: N/A
State: Washington
Region: 4
Program Model: Pre-apprenticeships, Apprenticeships, and Internships
Description: A paid, six-month training position designed to help employees gain the necessary skills to become Journey-level Workers.
Population Served: Women and Men (anyone of age 16 or older)
Industry: Construction Trades and Manufacturing
Contact Person: Postal Mail:
Seattle City Light/Apprenticeship Office
3613 4th Ave. S., Room 154
Seattle, WA 98134
Phone: 206.386.1603
Connected to VR: No
Partnerships: Multiple
Comments: N/A
State: Washington
Region: 4
Program Model: Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Training (PACT)
Description: A two quarters, 41.5 credits pre-apprenticeship training course in the construction trades
Population Served: Women and Men
Industry: Construction Trades
Contact Person: Phone: 206.934.4957
Connected to VR: Yes
Partnerships: N/A
Comments: The college accepts vouchers for students receiving funding support from any public or private agency such as the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation

Bates Technical College

State: Washington
Region: 4
Program Model: Apprenticeships
Description: A paid, one to five years in length training program. Upon completion of the program, the apprentice receives a journeyman-level certificate of completion from the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries Apprenticeship & Training Council.
Population Served: Eligibility varies by program
Industry: Aerospace, Industrial Maintenance, Operating Engineering Mechanic, Iron Industry,
Contact Person: 253.680.7575
apprentice@bates.ctc.edu
Connected to VR: No
Partnerships: Mutliple
Comments: There are 9 Washington state-approved apprenticeship training programs affiliated with Bates Technical College, ranging from the aerospace industry to construction fields.
State: California
Region: 4
Program Model: Pre-Apprenticeship, Apprenticeship
Description: Able-Disabled Advocacy, Inc. was awarded a $3.2 million grant to lead the San Diego Pathways2Paychecks Apprenticeship Program. The program will apply a blended learning approach with Skillsoft curricula that includes online courses available 24/7, classroom instruction and handson activities. Partners such as the San Diego Workforce Partnership/Workforce Investment Board will ensure maintenance of quality standards. The program will train 300 adults, 80% representing those from underserved populations, including individuals with disabilities, Veterans and women in the Information and Communications Technologies and Advanced Manufacturing industries in San Diego County, CA.
Population Served: people with disabilities, veterans and women
Industry: IT, Communications, Advanced Manufacturing
Contact Person: Pathways2Paychecks Program
619-231-5990
John Gentile
john@able2work.org
ext. 309
Cindy Lennon
cindy@able2work.org
ext. 315
Connected to VR: It's not clear that the Apprenticeship Program is directly tied to VR but the CBO does provide employment services for VR clients.
Partnerships: U.S. DOL Office of Apprenticeships, San Diego Workforce PArtnership, The Maritime Alliance, San Diego Cyber Center of Excellence, San Diego Chapter of the National Tooling and Machinin Association, Project Management Institute-San Diego Chapter, South County Economic Development Council, California College Sand Diego, Coleman University, UCSD Extension, California Inter-Agency Taskforce on Apprenticeship Expansion, California Department of Indisutrial Relations/ Division of Apprenticeship Standards
Comments: N/A
State: Oregon
Region: 4
Program Model: Apprenticeship
Description: Multiple options for industrial and other trades. Paid on the job training and educational components depending on the program
Population Served: General: any person 18 and older with a HS credential. Minorities encouraged to apply.
Industry: Many industrial and miscellaneous trades
Contact Person: Portland: (971) 673-0760
Bend: (541) 322-2435
Medford: (541) 776-6201
Salem: (503) 378-2313
Eugene: (541) 686-7623
Connected to VR: N/A
Partnerships: Many
Comments: N/A
State: California
Region: 4
Program Model: Pre-Apprenticeships and Apprenticeships
Description: Apprentices work for IT companies to train for the careers in IT.
Population Served: At risk youth and others
Industry: IT
Contact Person: Program Manager: nkhoshabou@mcscareergroup.com
PHONE: 213.355.5300;
Program Assistant: djones@mcscareergroup.com
Connected to VR: Connected to the DOL in CA, so possibly taking referals from One-Stops
Partnerships: Sony, AltaMed, Direct TV
Comments: N/A
State: Washington
Region: 4
Program Model: Apprenticeships
Description: Multiple options for industrial and other trades. Paid OJT and educational components depending on the program. 
Population Served: All, strong commitment to diversity
Industry: Many industrial and other trades
Contact Person: Phone: 360-902-5320 or e-mail: Apprentice@Lni.wa.gov
Connected to VR: Many
Partnerships: N/A
Comments: N/A
State: Washington
Region: 4
Program Model: Pre-Apprenticeships and Apprenticeships
Description: Paid OJT and education for careers in aersospace industries
Population Served: Strong commitment to diversity and inclusion
Industry: Aerospace
Contact Person: PHONE: 206-764-7940
info@ajactraining.org
Connected to VR: No
Partnerships: Many
Comments: N/A
State: National/Multi-State
Region: 5
Program Model: Pre-apprenticeships
Description: Jobs for the Future (JFF) supports high-quality pre-apprenticeship programs as an accessible and effective gateway for underrepresented populations to enter apprenticeship programs. Supporting pre-apprenticeships to connect women and minorities to apprenticeships was one of the key strategies to place low-income adults into good careers during its five-year GreenWays Initiative.
Population Served: Women, People of Color, & Disconnected Youth
Industry: Construction Building and Manufacturing
Contact Person: N/A
Connected to VR: No
Partnerships: JFF partners Southwest Housing Solutions, Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice, SER Metro, state and local Building and Construction Trades unions, and the Michigan Department of Transportation, and the United Way for Southeastern Michigan
Comments: N/A
State: National/Multi-State
Region: 5
Program Model: Apprenticeships
Description: The program is a collaboration with Unions to provide opportunities for individuals to gain skills for high-quality work and obtain middle-class jobs.
Population Served: Working People/industrial workers
Industry: Advanced Manufacturing and Hospitality
Contact Person: Amaya Smith (202) 637-5018
Connected to VR: No
Partnerships: UNITE HERE restaurant and hospitality union, the AFL-CIO Industrial Union Council (IUC) and workforce intermediary organizations in the hotel, hospitality, culinary and advanced manufacturing industries
Comments: N/A
State: National/Multi-State
Region: 5
Program Model: Competency-Based Apprenticeships
Description: The NIMS Competency-Based Apprenticeship System brings national standards and third party objective assessments to the nation’s metalworking industry. The NIMS Competency Based Apprenticeship System brings national standards and third party objective assessments to the nation’s metal-working industry.
Population Served: Industrial workers
Industry: Advanced Manufacturing
Contact Person: NIMS staff at (703) 352-4971 or at support@nims-skills.org.
Connected to VR: No
Partnerships: N/A
Comments: N/A
State: Nationwide, International
Region: 5
Program Model: Apprenticeship
Description: N/A
Population Served: Expressed commitment to "disAbility Hiring"
Industry: IT
Contact Person: dcareers@microsoft.com
Connected to VR: N/A
Partnerships: N/A
Comments: N/A
State: Nationwide
Region: 5
Program Model: Apprenticeships
Description: OJT and educaiton. Started in 1974. 2 year program and 3 year program. Sponsorship- based, scholarships available
Population Served: varies
Industry: Culinary
Contact Person: apprenticeship@acfchefs.net or call (800) 624-9458.
Connected to VR: Yes
Partnerships: N/A
Comments: N/A
State: Nationwide
Region: 5
Program Model: Apprenticeships
Description: Most ironworker apprenticeships last 3 or 4 years depending on the local union requirements. An ideal schedule provides equal training in structural, reinforcing, ornamental, welding, and rigging.
Population Served: Anyone, the only restriction is "drug free"
Industry: Welding
Contact Person: 1750 New York Avenue NW Suite 400
Washington, D.C.
PH: 202 383-4800 see here for names of local offices http://www.ironworkers.org/docs/default-source/apprenticeship/training-facility_directory_v8-16.pdf?sfvrsn=2 [PDF]
Connected to VR: Unknown
Partnerships: N/A
Comments: N/A
State: Nationwide http://www.ua.org/locals
Region: 5
Program Model: Apprenticeships
Description: The program varies depending on the desired career and local requirements.
Population Served: N/A
Industry: plumber, pipefitter, sprinkler fitter, or service technician in the air conditioning/refrigeration field.
Contact Person: Three Park Place
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
phone: (410) 269-2000 / Fax: (410) 267-0262
Connected to VR: No
Partnerships: Labor and management; Local state offices
Comments: N/A
State: Nationwide http://www.iuoe.org/our-locals/find-an-iuoe-local-union
Region: 5
Program Model: Apprenticeships
Description: Varies depending on the career and local requirements
Population Served: N/A
Industry: heavy equipment operators, mechanics and surveyors, workers in operations and maintenance in building and industrial complexes
Contact Person: 202-429-100
Connected to VR: No
Partnerships: N/A
Comments: N/A
State: Nationwide
Region: 5
Program Model: Apprenticeships
Description: A combination of on the job training and classroom instruction
Population Served: N/A
Industry: Miscellaneous construction workers; other trades; laborers
Contact Person: 202-942-2246
communications@liuna.org
Connected to VR: No
Partnerships: N/A
Comments: N/A
State: Nationwide http://www.iuoe.org/training/iuoe-job-corps
Region: 5
Program Model: Pre-Apprenticeship
Description: The Pre-Apprentice training, consists of approximately 30 percent classroom instruction and 70 percent hands-on equipment training. Approximately 1 per year.
Population Served: Youth (N=16,024)
Industry: heavy equipment operators, mechanics and surveyors, workers in operations and maintenance in building and industrial complexes.
Contact Person: see local information
Connected to VR: Yes
Partnerships: Job Corps U.S. Departments of Labor and Agriculture
Comments: N/A
State: Multiple
Region: 5
Program Model: Apprenticeships
Description: Varies depending on the career and local requirements
Population Served: Many
Industry: Electrical (residential and commercial)
Contact Person: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
900 Seventh Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
Telephone: (202) 833-7000
Email: IBEW
Connected to VR: Here is an example of a local apprenticeship program http://jibei.org/apprentice.asp
Partnerships: Multiple
Comments: N/A
State: Nationwide
Region: 5
Program Model: Apprenticeships
Description: Varies depending on the career and local requirements
Population Served: Many including youth
Industry: Variety in Aerospace Industry
Contact Person: N/A
Connected to VR: N/A
Partnerships: N/A
Comments: N/A
State: Nationwide https://www.carpenters.org/council-embed/
Region: 5
Program Model: Apprenticeships
Description: Varies depending on the career and local requirements
Population Served: Not specified.Check with locals
Industry: Carpentry
Contact Person: https://www.carpenters.org/council-embed/
Connected to VR: No
Partnerships: Multiple. Connected to One-Stops.
Comments: N/A
State: Nationwide https://www.neiep.org/About/bst-Location.aspx
Region: 5
Program Model: Apprenticeship
Description: Varies depending on the career and local requirements
Population Served: High School or GED
Industry: Elevator constructor
Contact Person: National Elevator Industry Educational Program
11 Larsen Way, Attleboro Falls, MA 02763
(800) 228-8220
support@neiep.org
Connected to VR: No
Partnerships: N/A
Comments: N/A
State: National
Region: 5
Program Model: Apprenticeships
Description: 4 years
Population Served: HS or GED, 18 years old
Industry: Boiler making
Contact Person: Boilermakers National Apprenticeship Program
753 State Avenue, Suite 754
Kansas City, KS 66101
Phone: (913)342-2100
Connected to VR: N
Partnerships: N/A
Comments: N/A
State: Nationwide
Region: 5
Program Model: Apprenticeships
Description: Varies depending on the career and local requirements
Population Served: High School or GED, 18 years old, transportation- accessible
Industry: Drywall finisher, painter, floor coverer, glazier, sign and display
Contact Person: 7230 Parkway Drive, Hanover, MD 21076 | phone: 800-276-728
Connected to VR: No
Partnerships: N/A
Comments: N/A
State: Nationwide
Region: 5
Program Model: Apprenticeships
Description: Varies depending on the career and local requirements
Population Served: N/A
Industry: Bricklayers,Masons
Contact Person: Bob Arnold
National Director of Apprenticeship & Training
301-291-2101
Connected to VR: No
Partnerships: N/A
Comments: N/A
State: Nationwide
Region: 5
Program Model: Pre-Apprenticeships and Apprenticeships
Description: Varies depending on the career and local requirements
Population Served: Not specified.Check with locals
Industry: Plasterers, Cement Masons
Contact Person: 620 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20004
Phone: 202.783.3788
Toll free: 1.888.880.8222
Email: askbac@bacweb.org
Connected to VR: No
Partnerships: N/A
Comments: Refer to the International Masonry Institute for more information
State: Nationwide https://www.sheetmetal-iti.org/find-a-training-center
Region: 5
Program Model: Apprenticeships
Description: Varies depending on the career and local requirements
Population Served: Not specified.Check with locals
Industry: Sheet metal, refrigeration, roofing, welding
Contact Person: 8403 Arlington Blvd., Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22031 | 703-739-7200
Connected to VR: No
Partnerships: N/A
Comments: N/A
State: Nationwide
Region: 5
Program Model: Registered Apprenticeships
Description: Participants receive classroom and online instruction, professional mentorship, and on-the-job training, as well as pre-employment and post-placement retention support.
Population Served: Pharmacy technicians
Industry: Health
Contact Person: N/A
Connected to VR: No
Partnerships: N/A
Comments: N/A
State: Oregon
Region: 5
Program Model: Apprenticeships
Description: The PCC Apprenticeship and Trades Programs offer students the opportunity to learn hands-on, on the-job training to become highly paid, skilled workers, with potential for long-term stability, and growth into management positions. PCC also provides Pre-Trade opportunities to students seeking an Apprenticeship or a career in the the Trades
Population Served: Students
Industry: Construction Trades
Contact Person: N/A
Connected to VR: N/A
Partnerships: N/A
Comments: N/A
State: Nationwide
Region: 5
Program Model: Apprenticeships
Description: Varies depending on the career and local requirements
Population Served: Not specified.Check with locals
Industry: Roofing, waterproofing
Contact Person: JimH@unionroofers.com or United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers, 1660 L Street N.W., Suite 800, Washington, D.C. 20036
Connected to VR: No
Partnerships: N/A
Comments: N/A