Source: Department of Labor
Planning an Apprenticeship Program
Discovery: Before implementing an apprenticeship program, the following research and actions need to take place:
- Define Your Apprenticeship Program
- Assess Current Labor Market Trends
- Build a Team
- Evaluate the System’s Current State
Implementation: Using the data and resources from discovery, agencies can plan and carry out an apprenticeship program:
- Develop Your Strategy
- Implement Your Program
Assessment and Continuous Improvement
Maintenance: Once the apprenticeship program is underway, agencies use metrics to assess how the program is progressing, and where there is room for improvement
- Evaluate Progress and Measure Results
- Make Improvements
Along with defining each of the steps, the flyer also provides directed brainstorming forms for agencies to fill out during planning.
Implementing an apprenticeship program can be a win for all stakeholders: VR counselors, consumers, businesses, and training organizations.
Check out this Apprenticeship Implementation Guide to plan and implement a new apprenticeship program – or to enhance existing programs.