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Water and Wastewater National Industry Association Developing Apprenticeship Program for Water and Wastewater Operations Specialists Oklahoma
The safety and security of public water systems affects all of us, from the quality of our drinking water; the protection of our lakes, stream and groundwater; and our ability to recover from national disasters. It is critical that we ensure that the water and wastewater operations specialists charged with these responsibilities are well prepared. To address this need, the National Rural Water Association has created the Workforce Advancement Center. The initial focus of the Center is the development of a competency-based registered apprenticeship program for water and wastewater operations specialists which will serve to advance the professionalism of the industry as a whole. Click here to read more:
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Date:  January, 2017
Health Care Health e-Workforce Consortium Leads the Way in Health Information Technology Training Initiatives Washington
Health Information Technology (health IT) is a critical foundation for making high-quality, safe and affordable health care available to all Americans. Workers in this field are in high demand: the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment in health information technology occupations will increase by 21 percent through 2020. A nine-college consortium, led by Bellevue College in Washington State, was awarded an ETA grant to elevate national health IT workforce development efforts and train more than 2,000 veterans, trade-impacted workers and others for promising careers in healthcare and health IT. Bellevue College and the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society have developed a new entry level technician certification to expand access in the field of health information technology for emerging professionals, career changers or those with five or fewer years of experience in the industry. Bellevue College is also a member of a consortium of experts working with ETA's Office of Apprenticeship on the development a new federal registered health IT apprenticeship. To read more visit
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Date:  August, 2013
Energy LATTC Uses Competency Models for Career Pathways and Stackable Credentials California
Los Angeles Trade-Technical College (LATTC) uses a sector-based strategy to help students earn stackable credentials and advance along career pathways. Based on the strong prospects for growth in the energy sector in the region, the college developed its own Utility Industry Competency Model Framework. The customized model added a tier to ETA's model delineating baseline eligibility requirements for entry-level workers. LATTC also used the Utility Industry Framework as a foundation for its Weatherization Installer Occupation Profile. Stackable certificates and degrees are under development to incorporate the Utility Industry Competency Model framework. To read more visit
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Date:  August, 2011
- Registered Apprenticeship New Regulations -

National Registered Apprenticeship System:  The U.S. Department of Labor revised the regulations governing the National Registered Apprenticeship System to modernize the system and ensure it remains a highly successful talent development strategy.  Previously, the regulations allowed only a time-based approach requiring the apprentice to complete 2,000 On-the-Job Training (OJT) and Related Technical Instruction (RTI) hours.  Now, program sponsors have three different pathways to choose from: the traditional, time-based approach; a competency-based approach, which requires successful demonstration of acquired skills and knowledge and an OJT component; and a hybrid approach, which requires the apprentice to complete a minimum number of OJT and RTI hours and demonstrate competency in defined subject areas.  The revision is intended to provide a variety of industries with greater flexibility and options for the development of talent using the apprenticeship system.  For more information visit

Date:  March, 2009
Advanced Manufacturing NIMS Competency-Based Apprenticeship System -
The National Institute for Metalworking Skills, Inc. (NIMS), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor, has developed a Competency-Based Apprenticeship System for use by the advanced manufacturing industry. The goal was to transition from the traditional time-based system to a more flexible and efficient competency-based apprenticeship system. Apprentices and employers both benefit from the new system. Trainees are not restricted by a rigid set of hours and can demonstrate competence and advance at their own pace. Employers can monitor and measure competency attainment rather than simply track time requirements. Major accomplishments of the program include the identification of apprenticeable occupations, defined competencies required for each occupation, and the development of career paths within and across occupational areas. For more information visit

Date:  December, 2008
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