Secretary Solis Recognizes Apprenticeship Trailblazers
(July 31, 2012)
- Secretary Solis and representatives from innovative Registered Apprenticeship Programs across the country celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Registered Apprenticeship Act.
- During remarks on the roof of the Frances Perkins Building, Secretary Solis celebrated the history and contributions of Apprenticeships, while looking forward to their continued growth into new industries and occupations.
- John Ladd, Administrator of the Employment and Training Administration's Office of Apprenticeship speaks about the importance of growing apprenticeship programs in high-growth jobs like healthcare and IT.
- Daniel Villao, state director of the California Construction Academy was selected by Secretary Solis to chair her Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship.
- Chef Brad Scott from the Chefs Apprenticeship program at Scott Community College in Eastern Iowa poses for a picture with Secretary Solis. Their Culinary Youth Apprenticeship assists high school students in pre-apprenticeship training and is one of the only recognized high school apprenticeships in the country.
- Jamie Boughman from Atrion Networking Corporation was recognized as one of the Trailblazers. This Rhode Island company offers a one-year intensive apprenticeship program where candidates learn the practical and theoretical aspects of a new trade in the growing IT industry.
- Kathy Proulx-Hendrickson and Molly Simasko were on hand representing Alaska's Hope Community Resources. Working with the State of Alaska Job Centers, the Trust Training Cooperative, and Prince William Sound Community College, this program helps participants earn a Direct Support Professional (DSP) credential while they provides services and supports to people who experience disabilities.