1. WHAT IS AN APPRENTICE?
2. WHAT IS APPRENTICESHIP?
3. WHAT IS A STANDARDS AGREEMENT/671?
4. HOW DOES FEDERAL VOCATIONAL LEGISLATION DEFINE “APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING PROGRAM”?
5. DO THE MILITARY SERVICES OFFER APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS?
6. IS AN EMPLOYER REQUIRED TO ACCEPT APPRENTICESHIP CREDIT EARNED IN THE MILITARY OR OTHER RESOURCES?
7. MUST AN APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM REGISTER WITH THE OFFICE OF APPRENTICESHIP?
8. MUST AN INDIVIDUAL APPRENTICE REGISTER WITH THE OFFICE OF APPRENTICESHIP?
9. MUST PUBLIC SCHOOLS OR POSTSECONDARY INSTITUTIONS THAT OFFER APPRENTICESHIP-RELATED INSTRUCTION BE REGISTERED WITH THE OFFICE APPRENTICESHIP?
10. ARE APPRENTICES EMPLOYED?
11. WHAT RATE OF PAY DO APPRENTICES RECEIVE?
12. WHO DIRECTLY SUPERVISES APPRENTICE WORKING ON THE JOB?
13. WHAT IS RELATED INSTRUCTION?
14. WHAT ARE THE SUBJECTS TAUGHT IN RELATED INSTRUCTION?
A. The theory, principles, and technical knowledge needed on the job;
B. Auxiliary information that assists workers to better accept and discharge their responsibilities; and
C. Occasional manipulative skills that are important to the craft or trade but are not provided conveniently in the apprentice’s on-the-job training. Frequently this means that related subjects instruction includes the principles, concepts, and information that apprentices must know and use from the subject matter such as mathematics, general physical sciences, safety, basic measurement, and blueprint reading, as well as the study of trade-specific materials and work processes and procedures. In addition, related subject instruction helps to ensure that workers can communicate effectively in job-specific ways, can work effectively in organizations, and have knowledge about apprenticeship system. However, regardless of the trade, craft, or situation, the subject matter is current on job demands, practical, and directly useful in working in the craft or trade.
15. IS RELATED INSTRUCTION REQUIRED OF AN APPRENTICESHIP?
16. MUST AN APPRENTICE COMPLETE THE PROGRAM OF RELATED INSTRUCTION?
17. HOW LONG DOES RELATED INSTRUCTION LAST?
18. HOW MANY HOURS OF RELATED INSTRUCTION ARE REQUIRED PER YEAR?
19. WHERE CAN RELATED INSTRUCTION BE PROVIDED?
20. WHO DETERMINES RELATED INSTRUCTION?
21. WHEN DOES THE APPRENTICE ATTEND RELATED INSTRUCTION?
22. DO APPRENTICES GET PAID FOR ATTENDING RELATED INSTRUCTION/CLASSES?
23. WHAT IS THE CRITERIA FOR AN OCCUPATION TO BE APPRENTICEABLE?
A. Skills are primarily learned through a combination of on-the-job training supplemented by related instruction;
B. Requires at least 2000 hours of work experience plus related instruction;
C. Involves manual, mechanical, or technical skills and is practiced industry-wide as a recognizable trade or craft;
D. Involves the development of a body of skills sufficiently well-defined to be applicable throughout an industry; and
E. Does not primarily involve only selling, managerial, clerical, or professional activities.
24. HOW MANY OCCUPATIONS ARE APPRENTICEABLE?
25. WHAT SPECIFIC OCCUPATIONS ARE APPENTICEABLE?
26. WHAT ARE THE EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS OF APPRENTICES?
27. WHO PAYS FOR THE APPRENTICE PROGRAM?
28. WHAT IS A PROGRAM SPONSOR?
29. WHAT ARE SOME OF THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF A PROGRAM SPONSOR?
30. WHAT IS THE OFFICE OF APPRENTICESHIP?
31. WHAT IS THE ROLE OF THE U. S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR OFFICE OF APPRENTICESHIP IN APPRENTICESHIP?
32. HOW CAN VOCATIONAL EDUCATION ASSIST THE APPRENTICESHIP SYSTEM?
33. WHAT IS A JOURNEYWORKER?
34. TO BE IN AN APPRENTICE PROGRAM, MUST THE APPRENTICE BE A MEMBER OF A LABOR UNION?
35. WHAT PERCENT OF APPRENTICES ARE NOT MEMBERS OF (ORGANIZED LABOR) UNIONS?
36. WHAT IS THE AVERAGE AGE OF APPRENTICES?
37. WHAT IS A SCHOOL-TO-APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM?
38. WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF A SCHOOL-TO-APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM?
39. DOES THE OFFICE OF APPRENTICESHIP PROVIDE JOURNEYWORKER CERTIFICATION TO APPRENTICES AFTER COMPLETION OF THEIR APPRENTICESHIP?
40. HOW MANY PE0PLE PARTICIPATE NATIONALLY IN THE APPRENTICEESHIP PROGRAM?
41. CAN APPRENTICES EARN COLLEGE CREDIT FOR THE APPRENTICESHIP EXPERIENCE?
42. WHY IS APPRENTICESHIP IMPORTANT FOR THE APPRENTICE?
43. WHY IS APPRENTICESHIP IMPORTANT TO THE PROGRAM SPONSOR?
A. Developing and ensuring a supply of trained, skilled, and knowledgeable workers and supervisors for their occupations:
B. Increasing workers productivity, overall skill levels, and versatility;
C. Lessening the need for supervision of employees by developing initiative, pride in craftsmanship, speed and accuracy in work; and
D. Continuing to attract a constant flow of capable people in the trade or craft.
44. HOW LONG DOES A TRADITIONAL APPRENTICESHIP LAST?
45. HOW LONG DO PERFORMANCE-BASED APPRENTICESHIPS LAST?
46. WHAT IS A STATE APPRENTICESHIP COUNCIL (SAC)?
47. ARE STATE APPRENTICESHIP COUNCILS REQUIRED BY LAW?
48. WHAT OCCUPATIONS ARE GENERALLY ACCEPTED TO HAVE THE LARGEST NUMBER OF APPRENTICES?
49. WHAT DOES THE TERM “WORK EXPERIENCE” MEAN IN RELATION TO APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS?
50. WHERE DO INDIVIDUALS INTERESTED IN BECOMING APPRENTICES GO TO FIND ABOUT SUCH OPPORTUNITIES?
MYTH Registered Apprenticeships (RA) programs and internships are the same thing
- Internships allow an individual to gain work experience, and there is no assurance of employment.
- Registered Apprenticeship always provides employment, are long term, include a progressive wage scale, and lead to a career with national credentials.
MYTH Registered Apprenticeship programs cost the Employer too much
- There is no cost to create and set up Registered Apprenticeship programs.
- U.S. employers can use apprenticeships to gain a pipeline of site-specific, skilled and productive workers. Nationally, employers see return on investment of about $1.50 for every $1 invested. Additionally there are many workforce development grants available to employers to assist with training costs.
MYTH Registered Apprenticeships are an antiquated way of training and thinking about workforce development
MYTH People who have failed everything else and lack motivation are a good choice for apprenticeships
MYTH College is a better choice than a Registered Apprenticeship program.
MYTH Registered Apprenticeships are only for Employers with Union affiliation
MYTH Too difficult to train younger workers because the state’s child labor laws limitations are too strident and confusing
MYTH I would have to do all the Registered Apprenticeship paperwork for each occupation I need to create
MYTH If I train them they may leave for other employment
MYTH The government is going to come in and tell me how to run my training program
MYTH Skilled trades are dying and not necessary today
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR OFFICE OF APPRENTICESHIP (DOL OA)
APPRENTICESHIP AND TRAINING REPRESENTATIVE (ATR)
STATE DIRECTOR (SD)
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARDS
APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM STANDARDS
TIME-BASED APPRENTICESHIP (TB apprenticeship)
COMPETENCY-BASED APPRENTICESHIP (CB Apprenticeship)
HYBRID APPRENTICESHIP (HY Apprenticeship)
RELATED INSTRUCTION (RI)
MICHIGAN WORKS AGENCY
AMERICAN JOB CENTERS (AJC)
STANDARDS RECOGNITION ENTITY (SRE)
What is Pre-Apprenticeship?
What are the elements of a quality Pre-Apprenticeship program?
What are the benefits of Pre-Apprenticeship a program
Employer: Save time and money: Pre-Apprenticeship programs provide pre-screened, ready-to-work employees who have been trained in the specific skills employers need.
Educator: Many successful pre-apprenticeship programs are housed at high schools and community colleges because they offer hands-on learning opportunities for students.
Is completion of a Pre-Apprenticeship required to qualify for the apprenticeship?
Can I be overqualified for a Pre-Apprenticeship?
What are the costs of the Pre-Apprenticeship program?
How many students will be accepted?
How long is the Pre-Apprenticeship program?
What is the age for Pre-Apprenticeship?
What are the course for the Pre-Apprenticeship program?
What will Pre-Apprentices receive?
What certificates are earned?
Is credit awarded towards an Apprenticeship?
Will there be assigned homework?
Can I take college classes during the Pre-Apprenticeship?
How do applicants apply?
Complete and submit the following to firstname.lastname@example.org:
• Skilled Trades Interest Form
• Pre-apprenticeship Program Application
• Copy of Driver’s License/State ID
• Letter of Recommendation
• Apply to OCC
How does an individual qualify as disability application?
Do veteran/spouse of a veteran qualify?
Is 100% attendance required?
Yes. Attendance is critical. Pre-apprentices are required to attend all classroom training and hands-on instruction, industry tours, and interviews. Documentation of any attendance or tardy-related issue is encouraged (tow receipt, doctor’s note, etc.).
Is there any financial assistance available?
Yes. An Individual must make an appointment with their local Michigan Works Office in Oakland County. OCC has many services on campus and will connect students to the Financial Aid office.