National Apprenticeship Week
November 14-20, 2022
Excerpt from Gov. Brian Kemp’s Proclamation: “Registered Apprenticeships, a proven and industry-driven training model, are critical to creating talent pipelines to meet the workforce needs of our state, such as enhancing infrastructure, meeting critical supply chain demands, increasing access to healthcare, and ensuring the state continues to be the best place in the nation to live and do business; now
I, BRIAN P. KEMP, Governor of the State of Georgia, do hereby proclaim November 14-20, 2022, as APPRENTICESHIP WEEK in Georgia.”
2022 Georgia Apprenticeship Summit
Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022
The Technical College System of Georgia hosted the 2022 Georgia Apprenticeship Summit to celebrate the role and impact apprenticeships have in transforming Georgia’s economy and workforce.
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What is a Registered Apprenticeship?
A Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) is a robust & comprehensive training model that helps employers transform and develop entry-level employees into high-skilled talent. RAPs serve as a strategy for building talent pipelines and retaining skilled employees.
A Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) is a work-based learning system that fulfills workforce needs by preparing individuals for skilled trades through paid On-the-Job Learning (OJL) with Related Technical Instruction (RTI).
Most RAPs are completed in 1-4 years, with actual timelines determined by United States Department of Labor (USDOL) guidelines. The Apprentice will participate in Related Technical Instruction (RTI) – which may include online coursework – as well as work alongside a skilled tradesperson for the Employer partner (OJL) on their way to earning a degree, certification, and/or license, in addition to receiving a nationally recognized USDOL credential in their desired skilled trade.
A Comprehensive Approach
All RAPs consist of five required components to ensure high-quality training and development of apprentices.
Apprentices are paid employees who produce high-quality work while they learn skills that enhance the employees’ needs.
Apprentices develop and gain mastery of skills through structured learning at the worksite.
Apprentices learn job-related skills and acquire occupational knowledge through education in a classroom setting (virtual or in-person).
Each apprentice has a dedicated mentor at their employer during the apprenticeship to provide support and enhance critical hands-on learning.
Apprentices gain a portable, nationally-recognized credential to be issued at the completion of the program. Oftentimes, Apprentices earn multiple industry-recognized credentials during the course of their Apprenticeship.
Benefits for Business
Stronger employee retention
More diverse workforce
Benefits for Workforce
Career Advancement & Upward Mobility
Apprenticeship Grant Opportunities
ASE grant funds have been fully committed and are no longer available to new participants.
Registered Apprenticeships in Georgia
About the Technical College System of Georgia
The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) along with Georgia’s 22 technical colleges serve as the state’s largest network of registered apprenticeship sponsors. Each technical college, in partnership with TCSG’s Office of Workforce Development, can help employers access the support and guidance needed to get a RAP off the ground, including:
- Understanding U.S. Registered Apprenticeship Model
- Identifying Apprenticeable Occupations
- Identifying the approved Training Models (including Work Processes and Technical Instruction Outlines) and assisting with aligning models to employer needs
- Serving as a Liaison with the USDOL Office of Apprenticeship
- Serving as the Apprenticeship Sponsor and Technical Instruction Provider
- Access to Apprenticeship Funding Opportunities
- Albany Technical College
- Judy Jimmerson – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Athens Technical College
- Christina Wolfe – email@example.com
- Atlanta Technical College
- Yulonda Darden Beauford – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Augusta Technical College
- Julie Langham – email@example.com
- Central Georgia Technical College
- Catina Williams – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Michael Engel – email@example.com
- Chattahoochee Technical College
- Jason Tanner – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Shane Evans – email@example.com
- Coastal Pines Technical College
- Thomas Wesley –firstname.lastname@example.org
- Columbus Technical College
- Dr. Dahmon King – email@example.com
- Jamie Loyd – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Georgia Northwestern Technical College
- John Gentry- email@example.com
- Georgia Piedmont Technical College
- Angela Cooper – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Gwinnett Technical College
- Casandra Schnautz – email@example.com
- Lanier Technical College
- Cory Addison – firstname.lastname@example.org
- North Georgia Technical College
- Carol Jackson – email@example.com
- Oconee Fall Line Technical College
- Lee Radney – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ogeechee Technical College
- Jan Moore – email@example.com
- Savannah Technical College
- Dr. Brent Stubbs – firstname.lastname@example.org
- South Georgia Technical College
- Paul Farr – email@example.com
- Southern Cresent Technical College
- Lemy Mercado – Lemuel.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Johnny Dodson – Johnny.Dodson@sctech.edu
- Dr. Irvin Clark – email@example.com
- Southeastern Technical College
- Teresa Coleman – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Southern Regional Technical College
- Amy Carter – email@example.com
- West Georgia Technical College
- Steve Cromer – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Wiregrass Georgia Technical College
- Nicole West – email@example.com
Click here to access | US DOL: Registered Apprenticeships 101
This five-part webinar series expands on the basics to explore:
- The value of apprenticeships
- The existing apprenticeship infrastructure at the state and national levels
- Apprenticeship partners and their roles
- Apprenticeship standards, designs, and occupational frameworks
- The series concludes with key resources on Registered Apprenticeships