Mayor Bowser Launches Apprenticeship DC, 9/6/17



Mayor Muriel Bowser introduces Apprenticeship DC, a growth of the currently effective Department of Work Solutions (DOES) Apprenticeship Program.

Through a special collection of grants, tailored programs, and apprenticeship offerings, Apprenticeship DC will increase the variety of homeowners registered in apprenticeship programs.

The Mayor is signed up with at the launch by Deputy Mayor for Greater Economic Opportunity Courtney R. Snowden and Department of Employment Services Director Odie Donald II.

” Apprenticeship DC will assist us spread out success to every corner of DC by guaranteeing more homeowners are prepared with the abilities and understanding they have to take part in the District’s growing economy,” stated Mayor Bowser. “Apprenticeships are a tested technique to preparing employees for sought-after tasks and fulfilling the requirements of services in working with proficient employees. With Apprenticeship DC, we will have the ability to produce more apprenticeships that satisfy the particular training and working with requirements that District services anticipate and desire.”.

Administered by DOES, Apprenticeship DC will promote both pre-apprenticeship and signed up apprenticeship (RA) work-based knowing designs. The program will act as the District’s Statewide Apprentices Partner, helping interested services in carrying out and establishing tailored apprenticeship offerings that satisfy market particular hiring and training requirements.

Through Apprenticeship DC, grants will be granted to companies that use apprenticeship or pre-apprenticeship chances in among the District’s 6 high-demand markets: building and construction, facilities, hospitality, police, healthcare, and infotech (IT). In addition to basic signed up apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs, Apprenticeship DC will likewise use a Youth Apprenticeship program. The District’s Youth Apprenticeship Program (YAP) is a work-based knowing program used to qualified high school and secondary trainees.

At today’s occasion, the Mayor revealed the very first receivers of Apprenticeship DC grants. The grants will money 3 brand-new apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs, offering roughly $400,000 in grants to regional services and community-based companies that target the IT, building and construction, and facilities markets. Apprenticeship DC grants were granted to Simple Technology Solutions, Community Services Agency (CSA) of AFL-CIO, and WDC Solar.

Presently, there are more than 290 apprenticeship sponsors (companies and trade unions) signed up with the District that supply apprenticeship training to more than 1,185 homeowners throughout all 8 wards. Inning accordance with the United States Department of Labor, almost 90 percent of apprentices are used after finishing their apprenticeship, with a typical beginning income of more than $60,000 each year.

The Office of Apprenticeship, Information and Training (OAIT) at DOES supplies oversight of the apprenticeship system in the District of Columbia. OAIT likewise safeguards the wellness of apprentices, guarantees the quality of programs, and supplies incorporated work and training info to sponsors, fitness instructors, and companies.

The launch of Apprenticeship DC becomes part of DC Works Week, an event of the cutting-edge companies and neighborhood stakeholders who form the District’s labor force system. Because January 2015, the joblessness rate in Washington, DC has actually visited 1.1 portion points, consisting of reductions in all 8 wards. Throughout the week, the Mayor will highlight the enhancements and developments in the city’s labor force system that have actually caused these reductions. For updates on occasions occurring throughout the week, follow #DCWorks on social networks.