DISABILITY PROGRAM NAVIGATORS
Coordination and Collaboration with Apprenticeship
(11-8-07)
Twenty-four projects responded to this request for information. Of this number, 12 were from Round 1; 9 were Round 2; and 3 were
from Round 3 projects.
Following is a highlight of joint activities and any identified successful strategies/processes.
Collaborative Activities
 Awareness of the Apprenticeship program/opportunities and referral to this option.
o In Pima County, Arizona, a DPN identified that the One-Stop Career Center had an Outreach Specialist that
handles the Apprenticeship Program. The Specialist and DPN have collaborated on working together to assist
customers that have come through Vocational Rehabilitation.
o Several DPNs reported working with the Job Corps program and connecting their students with barriers to
Apprenticeship opportunities.
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Joint trainings from the Apprenticeship program to One-Stop staff and vice verse, i.e., trainings from One-Stop staff
and DPN on services available through the One-Stop and information on providing accommodations.
o In San Diego, California, the two Navigators have developed significant relationships with two agencies:
Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. San Diego Chapter—ABC, and San Diego-Imperial Counties Labor
Council, AFL-CIO. The Navigator conducted an on-site visit to ABC to obtain first-hand information and learn
about its apprenticeship programs. The programs offered are: Electrical, Plumbing, Pipefitting, Sheet Metal,
and Electronic System Technician. Also, the Navigator has invited the representative of the San Diego-Imperial
Counties Labor Council to make a presentation at one of the One-Stop Career Centers. The purpose of this
presentation was to introduce the availability of apprenticeship programs to the staff, and to make them aware
of the benefits.
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Using the One-Stop Career Center to serve as a recruitment facility for Apprenticeship opportunities.
o In the District of Columbia, the department has had numerous joint activities with the Office of Apprenticeship
through customized recruitments at our One-Stop Career Centers. These recruitments offer those interested in
apprenticeship opportunities to meet local union, trade associations and other labor organizations. These
meetings provide those interested with an opportunity to ask questions regarding eligibility requirements and
employment opportunities. These events have been successful and we plan to continue holding recruitments
throughout our program year.
Successful strategies/processes identified by the District include:
 The department, through our Business Services Group (BSG), works in collaboration with the Office of
Apprenticeship to identify and conduct local outreach to local community based organizations with the
goal of increasing awareness about apprenticeship and subsequent career opportunities. Accordingly,
this strategic approach has increased District resident’s apprenticeship opportunities.
o In Ohio, the state lead shared that the state has been involved in the national Apprenticeship Information
Exchange Workgroup whose goal is to link apprenticeship and the Workforce Investment Act in an effort to
ensure that 21st century apprenticeship is view as a critical post-secondary education and training option. The
Ohio State Apprenticeship Council (OSAC) office and field staff integrates with the One-Stops by providing
presentations, information, and marketing materials to support personnel so that they will be informed of
apprenticeship opportunities for their job seekers customers and their employer customers.
Successful strategies/processes identified by the state lead include:
 OSAC field staff makes regular visits and/or phone calls to the One-Stops in their areas and promote
One-Stop services to employers as part of their outreach efforts.
 Through a grant to promote apprenticeship in 2005, banner stands were purchased for each of the OneStop resource rooms, and a packet was created that explains apprenticeship and its various linkage
components to One-Stop customers.
 One-Stops are also supplied with brochures targeted to potential apprentices and to potential
apprenticeship sponsors.
 The OSAC office speaks regularly through teleconferences and in person upon request of the One-Stops.
 Finally, Ohio’s SCOTI system asks two apprenticeship questions of employer customers; do you
currently have an apprenticeship program and would you be interested in setting up an apprenticeship
program. The purpose of the questions is to expose Ohio employers to the registered apprenticeship
training model.
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Career Fairs for Apprenticeship Programs.
o In Sonoma County, California, one DPN identified that each year the North Coast Builders’ Exchange (NCBE)
and the Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE) co-host a construction career fair for youth in high school.
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Customers of the WIA Youth Program participate in the program and are able to see what apprenticeships are
available and what level of education is required to be accepted into a program.
Successful strategies/processes identified by the DPN include:
 NCBE, TANF and Job Link sponsored training for TANF and One-Stop staff and community partners
on apprenticeship programs. We also sponsored two presentations, one in English and one in Spanish
for members of the Sonoma County community at large.
 A symposium is planned for early December which will be located on the SRJC campus to explore the
training needs for the building trades, the curricula development at the Junior College level and the high
school level, and the funding available for students through TANF, WIA and other One-Stop partners.
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Creating opportunities for students with the local school systems.
o In the Coeur d’Alene One-Stop Career Center in Idaho, a DPN reported that it is working in conjunction with
the Boise Office of Apprenticeship to create 10 apprenticeship opportunities with local businesses in a “School
to Apprenticeship Program”. Five area businesses have agreed to provide a 2000+ training program for students
who have been hand selected by teachers from all of the major school districts. The students will begin their
apprenticeships in 2008.
o In the Southcentral Mississippi LWIA, the DPN reported that there is an out-of-school youth (ages 18-21) work
experience program at my One-Stop. These participants are employed through a temporary agency and upon
completion (350 work hours) they are referred to OJT or ITA programs. This program is funded by Central
Mississippi Planning and Development District and the Mississippi Department of Employment Security is the
operating agent. There are currently 111 participants enrolled at the One-Stop. Just advertising the program at
the One-Stop has been successful in recruiting these participants. The only problem that has surfaced is that the
temporary agency has encountered some barriers in certifying job sites in order to have more permanent
placements.
o In the Concho Valley Area in Texas, the DPN reported that the he Concho Valley Workforce Development
Board has two Memorandums of Understandings for Apprenticeship programs. Two are with Howard College
and their apprenticeship partner, Templeton Construction, for a Carpentry Apprenticeship and an Electrician
Apprenticeship. The other Memorandum of Understanding is with Howard College and their Apprenticeship
partner, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers for an Electrician Apprenticeship.
Successful strategies/processes identified by the DPN within these two programs include:
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The Concho Valley Workforce Development Board and their project, Workforce Solutions of the
Concho Valley, coordinates information and resources with Howard College-San Angelo Campus;
includes Howard College-San Angelo Campus in the list of client services; coordinates by providing
program information and regulations; makes client referrals; promotes joint planning; exchanges
information and coordinates programs for more streamlined and efficient workforce development
system; identifies opportunities for coordination and eliminates barriers to cooperation and explores
collaborative activities.
Howard College, Templeton Construction, CVWDB and IBEW are responsible for recruitment of
compliance with WIA and it’s regulations, the Governors Goals, Coordination and Special Service Plan;
policies established by Texas Council on Workforce and Economic Competitiveness; policies
established by Texas Education Agency and the Concho Valley WDB Plan.
Howard College provides the educational instruction; coordinates with Workforce Solutions by
providing program information, resources and opportunities for area citizens; works to improve the
educational level and critical thinking skills of participants; incorporates and adopts accepted levels of
achievement for basic workplace skills and incorporates them into education curriculum; coordinates
with and makes appropriate referrals to agencies in the Concho Valley who can provide technical
assistance to all students.
Representatives from the Disability Program Navigator (DPN) initiative were asked to provide a brief description of the relationship with
Apprenticeship programs that they and/or the one-stop system have developed. The description was to include:
 Joint activities between DPN/One-Stop and the program and include the outcomes (if applicable).
 Discuss successful strategies and/or processes that are used to make this a positive relationship
Contact
ARIZONA
Ivy Medow, Navigator
Arizona: Phoenix
[email protected]
Cheryl Gary, Navigator
Arizona: Pima County
[email protected]
Joint Activities
I learned about the state component on my
first official day on the job! I have referred
many people to the program, and do not know
how they fared because I have not heard back.
At Pima County One-Stop Rio Nuevo we
have an Outreach Specialist that handles the
Apprenticeship Programs through various
companies and Unions. If I have a client that
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Successful Strategies/Processes
Representatives from the Disability Program Navigator (DPN) initiative were asked to provide a brief description of the relationship with
Apprenticeship programs that they and/or the one-stop system have developed. The description was to include:
 Joint activities between DPN/One-Stop and the program and include the outcomes (if applicable).
 Discuss successful strategies and/or processes that are used to make this a positive relationship
Contact
CALIFORNIA
Alix Shor, Navigator
California: Sonoma County
[email protected]
Joint Activities
might need this service, I refer over to the
representative here. We have collaborated on
working together along with the Vocational
Rehabilitation Counselor here to assist a few
clients that came through Voc Rehab.
Successful Strategies/Processes
A partnership between North Coast Builders’
Exchange (NCBE), SonomaWORKS
(TANF), Sonoma County Job Link (the
County’s One-Stop), Sonoma County Office
of Education (SCOE), and Santa Rosa Junior
College (SRJC) has been formed.
1. Each year the NCBE and the Sonoma County
Office of Education (SCOE) co-host a
construction career fair for youth in high
school. Customers of the WIA Youth Program
participate in the program and are able to see
what apprenticeships are available and what
level of education is required to be accepted
into a program.
2. NCBE, TANF and Job Link sponsored training
for TANF and One-Stop staff and community
partners on apprenticeship programs. We also
sponsored two presentations, one in English
and one in Spanish for members of the Sonoma
County community at large.
3. A symposium is planned for early December
which will be located on the SRJC campus to
explore the training needs for the building
trades, the curricula development at the Junior
College level and the high school level, and the
funding available for students through TANF,
WIA and other One-Stop partners.
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Representatives from the Disability Program Navigator (DPN) initiative were asked to provide a brief description of the relationship with
Apprenticeship programs that they and/or the one-stop system have developed. The description was to include:
 Joint activities between DPN/One-Stop and the program and include the outcomes (if applicable).
 Discuss successful strategies and/or processes that are used to make this a positive relationship
Contact
Janet Laughlin, Navigator
California: Solano WIB
[email protected]
Carole McLain, Navigator
California: Napa Valley
[email protected]
Jean Nelson and Evelina Hamilton,
Navigators
California: San Diego
[email protected]
[email protected]
Joint Activities
Apprenticeships are through the collaboration
and referral of One-Stop partner agency of
Job Corp. and resource information listings of
the Bay Area Apprenticeship programs.
The Apprenticeship programs are working
with us in many ways, Job Fairs, trainings for
them and from them to One-Stop staff and
partners, resource support to them,
accommodation support for individual clients,
Youth Council representative, and as part of
our COMPASS team.
The Navigators have developed significant
relationships with two agencies: Associated
Builders and Contractors, Inc. San Diego
Chapter—ABC, and San Diego-Imperial
Counties Labor Council, AFL-CIO. The
Navigator conducted an on-site visit to ABC
to obtain first-hand information and learn
about its apprenticeship programs. The
programs offered are: Electrical, Plumbing,
Pipefitting, Sheet Metal, and Electronic
System Technician. Also, the Navigator has
invited the representative of the San DiegoImperial Counties Labor Council to make a
presentation at one of the One-Stop Career
Centers. The purpose of this presentation was
to introduce the availability of apprenticeship
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Successful Strategies/Processes
Maintain contact with the two described agencies
by conducting periodic visits and telephone calls.
Plan subsequent presentations at the One Stop
Career Centers.
Develop a Q&A sheet for distribution among the
staff with current information about the two
agencies.
Research and participate in upcoming conferences
regarding this subject, including webinars.
Representatives from the Disability Program Navigator (DPN) initiative were asked to provide a brief description of the relationship with
Apprenticeship programs that they and/or the one-stop system have developed. The description was to include:
 Joint activities between DPN/One-Stop and the program and include the outcomes (if applicable).
 Discuss successful strategies and/or processes that are used to make this a positive relationship
Contact
COLORADO
Dave Hoffman, Navigator
Colorado: Mesa County
[email protected]
Joint Activities
programs to the staff, and to make them
aware of the benefits. As a result of these
contacts, the Navigators are indeed providing
direct support to the One-Stop Career Centers
staff in regards to the expansion of the
knowledge and awareness of these agencies
that can help our customers to become skilled
trained employees.
WIA funding for Associated Builders and
Contractors Association apprenticeship
programs in multiple crafts.
Successful Strategies/Processes
Creation of training programs designed to meet the
needs of the local area construction industry. These
programs utilize existing training programs at the
Workforce Center and are aimed at construction
office professionals and for construction
supervision and management professionals.
The Mesa County Workforce Center also has
authorized OSHA trainers and CPR/First Aid
trainers to meet the training requirements of the
area Construction and Energy industries.
DELAWARE
Miranda Marquez, Lead Navigator
Responses for the State of Delaware
[email protected]
DPN has established a great relationship with
the Apprenticeship and Training
Representative initially by visiting employers
together. The relationship has evolved to the
point where DPN has met the staff at the local
Labor Law office where the A & T Rep
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The A & T Rep has introduced DPN to new
Employers who she may not have met otherwise.
By including the Rep. in our Interagency Work
Team, we are learning about employment
opportunities and exposing Employers to a program
they may be unaware of at our Employer Mixer.
Representatives from the Disability Program Navigator (DPN) initiative were asked to provide a brief description of the relationship with
Apprenticeship programs that they and/or the one-stop system have developed. The description was to include:
 Joint activities between DPN/One-Stop and the program and include the outcomes (if applicable).
 Discuss successful strategies and/or processes that are used to make this a positive relationship
Contact
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Tina Sinclair, DPN Project Lead
Linda Jones, Navigator
District of Columbia
[email protected];
[email protected]
FLORIDA
Jim Watson, Navigator
Florida: Brevard County
[email protected]
Lisa Parlapiano, Navigator
Joint Activities
works, we have collaborated to assist clients,
and she is part of our Interagency Team
designated to develop and host our first
Employer Mixer.
Successful Strategies/Processes
The department’s one-stop operations
philosophy is “Universal Access” for all DC
residents and as such does not distinguish
among different populations. In addition, the
department has had numerous joint activities
with the Office of Apprenticeship through
customized recruitments at our One-Stop
Career Centers. These recruitments offer
those interested in apprenticeship
opportunities to meet local union, trade
associations and other labor organizations.
These meetings provide those interested with
an opportunity to ask questions regarding
eligibility requirements and employment
opportunities. These events have been
successful and we plan to continue holding
recruitments throughout our program year
The department, through our Business Services
Group (BSG), works in collaboration with the
Office of Apprenticeship to identify and conduct
local outreach to local community based
organizations with the goal of increasing awareness
about apprenticeship and subsequent career
opportunities. Accordingly, this strategic approach
has increased District resident’s apprenticeship
opportunities.
Provide outreach for local AT programs w/
VR, ADP, and Brevard Achievement Center
(BAC)
Work cooperatively with regional partners
Scout Broker role for DPN
Technical Support and referrals for One Stop staff
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Representatives from the Disability Program Navigator (DPN) initiative were asked to provide a brief description of the relationship with
Apprenticeship programs that they and/or the one-stop system have developed. The description was to include:
 Joint activities between DPN/One-Stop and the program and include the outcomes (if applicable).
 Discuss successful strategies and/or processes that are used to make this a positive relationship
Contact
Florida: Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau,
Putnam, St Johns Counties
[email protected]
IDAHO
Windy Melgaard, Navigator
Idaho: Bonneville, Jefferson, Madison,
Fremont, Clark, Butte, Lemhi, Teton
and Custer Counties
[email protected]daho.gov
Susan Fauntleroy, Navigator
Idaho: Panhandle: Kootenai,
Boundary, Bonner, Shoshone and
Benewah counties
[email protected]
MICHIGAN
Don Childs, DPN Project Lead
State of Michigan
[email protected]
Joint Activities
providing apprenticeship opportunities by
offering promotion, facility use to host
Apprenticeship Outreach events.
The CIS System lists the apprenticeship
opportunities available and our clients have
access to the CIS System. The WIA Program
makes referrals to and provides information
about apprenticeship programs and the
unemployment department works with the
apprenticeship administrators for claimants.
The Coeur d’Alene One- Stop Center is
working in conjunction with the Boise Office
of Apprenticeship to create 10 apprenticeship
opportunities with local businesses in a
“School to Apprenticeship Program”. Five
area businesses have agreed to provide a
2000+ training program for students who
have been hand selected by teachers from all
of the major school districts. The students
will begin their apprenticeships in 2008.
I have met with the Office of Apprenticeship,
State Director to collaborate on a presentation
to the Navigators regarding an overview of
apprenticeship training in Michigan.
MINNESOTA
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Successful Strategies/Processes
The Coeur d’Alene office Assistant Manager is
coordinating the local office contribution for this
project lending consistent leadership and flexibility
to attend meetings in the region or in Boise.
Representatives from the Disability Program Navigator (DPN) initiative were asked to provide a brief description of the relationship with
Apprenticeship programs that they and/or the one-stop system have developed. The description was to include:
 Joint activities between DPN/One-Stop and the program and include the outcomes (if applicable).
 Discuss successful strategies and/or processes that are used to make this a positive relationship
Contact
Darlene Kratt, DPN State Lead
Minnesota
[email protected]
MISSOURI
Sheryl Grossman, Navigator
Missouri: St. Louis City
[email protected]
MISSISSIPPI
Tina Hines and Cindy Goodin, DPN
Project Leads
State of Mississippi
[email protected]
Michael Henderson, Navigator
Mississippi: Mississippi Partnership
Local Workforce Investment Area
[email protected]
Joint Activities
Currently at the Minneapolis South WFC
there are transition-aged youth that will be
doing a Resource Mapping Project for
“Project C3” website. They will be instructed
and paid.
Successful Strategies/Processes
This project will begin on November 9.
One-Stop—received presentation From
program, beginning collaboration
Navigator—Begun process of cross-training
Begun education of issues that Apprenticeship
Program can influence the employers with. Just
begun.
I know at least two of the four local
workforce investment areas in the state have
what they refer to as Apprenticeship
Programs. However, I don’t know that they
are specifically connected with ETA’s Office
of Apprenticeship.
Based on the Navigators’ responses below and my
own lack of knowledge in this area pertaining to
our state’s activities, I have requested our Lead
Navigator to include training on the Office of
Apprenticeship at our next quarterly meeting to be
held in December 2007, probably after the joint
December 11th Conference Call pertaining to
apprenticeship.
The process of referral was easy. The participant
had to fall within certain age, economic and/or
educational guidelines. When an eligible candidate
was identified, they were referred to me or directly
to the program for assessment and verification. It
was and still is a relaxed referral process. No
specific paperwork is necessary. I just remind the
staff at the community college to keep me in mind
whenever a training opportunity is available
The local Community College provided two
apprenticeship programs this year that I was
able to take advantage of. One for Certified
Nursing Assistants and the other for welding
(Summer 2007). When I was given the
announcement, I quickly shared the
information with the One-Stop staff and all
rehabilitation counselors.
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Representatives from the Disability Program Navigator (DPN) initiative were asked to provide a brief description of the relationship with
Apprenticeship programs that they and/or the one-stop system have developed. The description was to include:
 Joint activities between DPN/One-Stop and the program and include the outcomes (if applicable).
 Discuss successful strategies and/or processes that are used to make this a positive relationship
Contact
Bryan Raby, Navigator
Mississippi: Hancock, Harrison, and
Jackson Counties
[email protected]
Allison Lowther, Navigator
Mississippi: Madison, Yazoo, Leake,
Neshoba, Kemper, Noxubee, Winston,
Attala
[email protected]
Adlene French, Navigator
Mississippi: South Central Works
[email protected]
Joint Activities
Successful Strategies/Processes
whether or not I have any potential participants.
In regards to apprenticeships activities of
Local employers educated about Apprenticeships
which the Gulfport Win Job Center (one-stop) and On the Job-Training is provided to via
is either facilitating or participating in,
presentations and documentation such as brochures
currently there is a handful of service
by one-stop staff and Disability Program
providers (employers), who are enrolled in
Navigator.
the on the job-training program. At the
present time, we do not have any
apprenticeships available.
There is an out-of-school youth (ages 18-21)
There are currently 111 participants enrolled at the
work experience program at my One-Stop.
One-Stop. Just advertising the program at the OneThese participants are employed through a
Stop has been successful in recruiting these
temporary agency and upon completion (350 participants. The only problem that has surfaced is
work hours) they are referred to OJT or ITA
that the temporary agency has encountered some
programs. This program is funded by Central barriers in certifying job sites in order to have more
Mississippi Planning and Development
permanent placements.
District and the Mississippi Department of
Employment Security is the operating agent.
CMPDD conducted an Apprenticeship
I collaborated with the Job Corps Career Transition
Program where they offered several
Specialist to refer several students and consumers
opportunities for consumers to obtain
with barriers. The requirements stated that the
training: Welding, Carpentry, and Electrical
individuals be any age, male/female, have a
during May through June of 2007. I shared
GED/HS Diploma. A short application was
this information with One-Stop Staff.
completed, and the individuals had to pass a drug
test. The Career Transition Specialist set up the
training with the representative from CMPDD. I
conducted follow-up on the participants that I
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Representatives from the Disability Program Navigator (DPN) initiative were asked to provide a brief description of the relationship with
Apprenticeship programs that they and/or the one-stop system have developed. The description was to include:
 Joint activities between DPN/One-Stop and the program and include the outcomes (if applicable).
 Discuss successful strategies and/or processes that are used to make this a positive relationship
Contact
Joint Activities
Venis Dillon, Navigator
Mississippi: Adams, Amite, Jefferson
Davis, Lamar, Lincoln, Marion,
Walthall and Wilkinson Counties
[email protected]
NEW JERSEY
Joe Gazzara and Eileen Cunningham,
DPN Project Leads
State of New Jersey
[email protected] &
[email protected]
Successful Strategies/Processes
placed in the program.
Although I’ve not developed a relationship with a
registered apprenticeship, a great working
relationship with the One-Stop, the local
Community College, the Local Workforce
Investment Board and the Department of Rehab
Services has been established. Example: The WIA
Education Coordinator referred a student to the
Navigator. This student has a hearing impairment
and desired to become an LPN. I referred him to
Voc Rehab for assistance with equipment (special
stethoscope) to begin his career path. He was also
referred to the One-Stop to be screened for an ITA.
The individual received assistance with the
equipment from Voc Rehab and an ITA to assist
with the tuition and books. He is participating in
the Certified Nursing Assistant Program and plans
to go to the next phase, the LPN Program.
Relationship between employers &
Processes & Strategies are the same for all
employees during which employee learns a
applicants regardless of disabilities or lack there of.
skilled trade. Sponsors pay & administer
costs. People with disabilities are as welcome
to participate as any other applicant.
Applicant skills & interests are assessed,
several different options presented as
possibilities.
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Representatives from the Disability Program Navigator (DPN) initiative were asked to provide a brief description of the relationship with
Apprenticeship programs that they and/or the one-stop system have developed. The description was to include:
 Joint activities between DPN/One-Stop and the program and include the outcomes (if applicable).
 Discuss successful strategies and/or processes that are used to make this a positive relationship
Contact
NEW YORK
Tina Bowie, Navigator
New York: Albany
[email protected]
Geri Walsh, Navigator
New York: Rensselaer County
[email protected]
Jai Fiacco, Navigator
New York: St. Lawrence County
[email protected]
OHIO
Gwen Ivory, DPN Project Lead
State of Ohio
[email protected]
Joint Activities
Refer persons to apprenticeship programs that
are available within the One Stop.
Successful Strategies/Processes
Testing and possible placement.
One-Stop provides regular workshops and
information on-line about the Apprenticeship
Program. The DPN is aware of the program
and may refer customers to speak to a OneStop staff, if appropriate. One-Stop staff may
refer customers to DPN services, as well.
Referrals to union programs, Referrals to BOCES
for classes.
Ohio has been involved in the national
Apprenticeship Information Exchange
Workgroup whose goal is to link
apprenticeship and the Workforce Investment
Act in an effort to ensure that 21st century
apprenticeship is view as a critical postsecondary education and training option. The
Ohio State Apprenticeship Council (OSAC)
office and field staff integrates with the OneStops by providing presentations,
information, and marketing materials to
support personnel so that they will be
informed of apprenticeship opportunities for
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OSAC field staff makes regular visits and/or
phone calls to the One-Stops in their areas and
promote One-Stop services to employers as
part of their outreach efforts.
Through a grant to promote apprenticeship in
2005, banner stands were purchased for each of
the One-Stop resource rooms, and a packet was
created that explains apprenticeship and its
various linkage components to One-Stop
customers.
One-Stops are also supplied with brochures
targeted to potential apprentices and to
potential apprenticeship sponsors.
Representatives from the Disability Program Navigator (DPN) initiative were asked to provide a brief description of the relationship with
Apprenticeship programs that they and/or the one-stop system have developed. The description was to include:
 Joint activities between DPN/One-Stop and the program and include the outcomes (if applicable).
 Discuss successful strategies and/or processes that are used to make this a positive relationship
Contact
Joint Activities
their job seekers customers and their
employer customers.
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OKLAHOMA
Glenda Owen, DPN Project Lead
Oklahoma
[email protected]
Carolyn Dubie, Navigator
Oklahoma: Tulsa, Creek, Osage, and
Pawnee Counties
[email protected]
OREGON
Gary Daniele, State Lead and
Navigator
Successful Strategies/Processes
The OSAC office speaks regularly through
teleconferences and in person upon request of
the One-Stops.
Finally, Ohio’s SCOTI system asks two
apprenticeship questions of employer
customers; do you currently have an
apprenticeship program and would you be
interested in setting up an apprenticeship
program. The purpose of the questions is to
expose Ohio employers to the registered
apprenticeship training model.
The centers do receive notification of
"accepting applications" to be posted on
center's bulletin boards. These notifications
are received from the union halls that are
doing the recruiting.
There is also link from our web page about
apprenticeship programs.
Apprenticeship opportunities are posted in
One-Stop Reception Area.
In Central Oregon, the Navigator uses the
Apprenticeship program to refer jobseekers to
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I think having an open dialogue with the
apprenticeship program and learning what each
Representatives from the Disability Program Navigator (DPN) initiative were asked to provide a brief description of the relationship with
Apprenticeship programs that they and/or the one-stop system have developed. The description was to include:
 Joint activities between DPN/One-Stop and the program and include the outcomes (if applicable).
 Discuss successful strategies and/or processes that are used to make this a positive relationship
Contact
Oregon: Deschutes, Jefferson and
Crook counties in central Oregon
[email protected]
Randy Costello, Navigator
Oregon: Medford
[email protected]
Johann Mueller, Navigator
Oregon: Lane County
[email protected]
Maria Montoya, Navigator
Oregon: Umatilla and Morrow
counties
Joint Activities
the program. The program is beginning to
offer a monthly outreach meeting so
jobseekers can learn more about what
possibilities exist in the program. I sent out
the flier to my list serve encouraging them to
participate.
We work together in encouraging job seekers
to consider apprenticeship as a training
program and career path. The job preparation
core curriculum within the One-Stop includes
apprenticeship information in print and verbal
formats. Occasionally the apprenticeship
coordinators are invited in to talk with youth
and adult programs about apprenticeships. We
also participate together in community and
veteran job fairs. Rogue Community College,
WIA, apprenticeship, and employers
participate together in a yearly Introduction to
the Trades fair for junior and high school
students
A representative of the Central Office in
Salem sends apprenticeship opportunities to
TWN which advertises them to job qualified
seekers.
The Pendleton One-Stop is a partner agency
with Blue Mountain Community College; the
college handles all of the apprenticeship
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Successful Strategies/Processes
others resources are.
The most important strategy is to contact the union
and non-union apprenticeship programs and
establish a mutually beneficial relationship with
them. Invite them to speak to job seekers and/or
employment specialists. Include them in
collaboration activities that prepare the job seeker
for employment in the trades. We have established
long-term relationships with the apprenticeship
programs by doing this.
Lane Community College enrolls qualified
applicants in the apprenticeship program to work
and earn income while taking classes to train for a
new career.
When apprentice program positions become
available the college sends those through the
process at the One Stop, which are then posted and
Representatives from the Disability Program Navigator (DPN) initiative were asked to provide a brief description of the relationship with
Apprenticeship programs that they and/or the one-stop system have developed. The description was to include:
 Joint activities between DPN/One-Stop and the program and include the outcomes (if applicable).
 Discuss successful strategies and/or processes that are used to make this a positive relationship
Contact
[email protected]
Sheila Johnson, Navigator
Oregon: Marion, Polk & Yamhill
counties
[email protected]
SOUTH CAROLINA
Shari White, Navigator
South Carolina: Anderson County
[email protected]
TENNESSEE
Tanya Randolph, Navigator
Tennessee: LWIA 4
[email protected]
TEXAS
Marcie Perlman, Navigator
Texas: Concho Valley Area
[email protected]
Joint Activities
programs in the area.
Customer referral and prescreening in
coordination with the Oregon Employment
Department
Successful Strategies/Processes
recruitment is initiated.
Recently, there was a special recruitment by the
Oregon Transportation Initiative Act for bridge
building around the state. The Workforce
Investment Act staff partnered with Employment
Department staff to hold public information
sessions. Customers are then directed to the
Employment Department for prescreening and
referral to drug testing for the employers. The
staffs are not only gate keepers but assist customers
with getting the right information and resources for
these apprenticeship opportunities. There is no
local office of apprenticeship in our area so the
majority of work is done with employers directly.
Partner w/ WIA in house. Help with core
services
Outreach for One-Stop. Assisting in resource room.
WIA refers clients to Navigator.
Lenoir City has a carpenter apprenticeship
program with Habitat for Humanity geared
for the Future Stars youth program.
Allowing youths to experience carpentry first hand
and gain real work experience through the
partnership it impacts on job services and
vocational education for our Future Stars programs.
The Concho Valley Workforce Development
Board has two Memorandums of
Understandings for Apprenticeship programs.
The Concho Valley Workforce Development Board
and their project, Workforce Solutions of the
Concho Valley, coordinates information and
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Representatives from the Disability Program Navigator (DPN) initiative were asked to provide a brief description of the relationship with
Apprenticeship programs that they and/or the one-stop system have developed. The description was to include:
 Joint activities between DPN/One-Stop and the program and include the outcomes (if applicable).
 Discuss successful strategies and/or processes that are used to make this a positive relationship
Contact
Joint Activities
Two are with Howard College and their
apprenticeship partner, Templeton
Construction, for a Carpentry Apprenticeship
and an Electrician Apprenticeship. The other
Memorandum of Understanding is with
Howard College and their Apprenticeship
partner, International Brotherhood of
Electrical Workers for an Electrician
Apprenticeship.
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Successful Strategies/Processes
resources with Howard College-San Angelo
Campus; includes Howard College-San Angelo
Campus in the list of client services; coordinates by
providing program information and regulations;
makes client referrals; promotes joint planning;
exchanges information and coordinates programs
for more streamlined and efficient workforce
development system; identifies opportunities for
coordination and eliminates barriers to cooperation
and explores collaborative activities. Howard
College, Templeton Construction, CVWDB and
IBEW are responsible for recruitment of
compliance with WIA and it’s regulations, the
Governors Goals, Coordination and Special Service
Plan; policies established by Texas Council on
Workforce and Economic Competitiveness;
policies established by Texas Education Agency
and the Concho Valley WDB Plan. Howard
College provides the educational instruction;
coordinates with Workforce Solutions by providing
program information, resources and opportunities
for area citizens; works to improve the educational
level and critical thinking skills of participants;
incorporates and adopts accepted levels of
achievement for basic workplace skills and
incorporates them into education curriculum;
coordinates with and makes appropriate referrals to
Representatives from the Disability Program Navigator (DPN) initiative were asked to provide a brief description of the relationship with
Apprenticeship programs that they and/or the one-stop system have developed. The description was to include:
 Joint activities between DPN/One-Stop and the program and include the outcomes (if applicable).
 Discuss successful strategies and/or processes that are used to make this a positive relationship
Contact
UTAH
Kathleen Johnson, DPN Project Lead
Utah: Statewide
[email protected]
VERMONT
Jim Dorsey, DPN State Lead
Vermont
[email protected]
Joint Activities
Successful Strategies/Processes
agencies in the Concho Valley who can provide
technical assistance to all students.
The Department of Workforce Services
(DWS) and Bureau of Apprenticeship (BAT)
work together to ensure that integrated
Apprenticeship opportunities are available in
the statewide workforce investment system.
DWS Business Consultants and Employment
Counselors receive training and are Certified
Apprenticeship Representatives (CARS).
DWS partners with the State BAT
Representatives to establish employer
Apprenticeship sponsors, work with public
education, and recruit applicants for
Apprenticeship opportunities.
DWS and Bureau of Apprenticeship have a
Memorandum of Understanding that outlines
referral processes and pathways. The State BAT
has a member on the Central Region Council’s
committee and is involved in identifying targeted
industry/occupational sectors. DWS has state and
region representatives on the State Apprenticeship
Steering Committee.
The Vermont Department of Labor operates
its state-wide Apprenticeship Program from
the department’s central office in Montpelier
with Specialists located in strategic offices
(One-Stops) around the state. Both
Apprenticeship Specialists and Disability
Program Navigators are collocated in two
Resource Centers (One-Stops) and are aware
of each others Programs.
Both the Disability Program Navigator Initiative
and the Apprenticeship Program Operations are
under the Director, Workforce Development
Division with the Vermont Department of Labor.
Navigators have direct access to the Apprenticeship
Personnel and can use them as a possible resource
when conditions permit. Like any other program,
Navigators use all the available resources to assist
persons with disabilities to enter or reenter the
workforce.
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Representatives from the Disability Program Navigator (DPN) initiative were asked to provide a brief description of the relationship with
Apprenticeship programs that they and/or the one-stop system have developed. The description was to include:
 Joint activities between DPN/One-Stop and the program and include the outcomes (if applicable).
 Discuss successful strategies and/or processes that are used to make this a positive relationship
Contact
Dawn Brown, Navigator
Vermont: St. Johnsbury
[email protected]
VIRGINIA
Sinclair Hubard, Navigator
Virginia: Greater Shenandoah Valley
[email protected]
WEST VIRGINIA
Amanda Gum, Navigator
West Virginia: Parkersburg
[email protected]
Joint Activities
Referrals are made to the VDOL
apprenticeship program for further
information
Successful Strategies/Processes
Collaboration of efforts
The State Apprenticeship program is an active
member of the Workforce Center’s Partner
meetings, which meets bi-annually to identify
any service delivery barriers and the partners
provide updates with their programs/agencies.
OJT (On the Job Training) consists of
contracts with companies to provide up to 499
hours of paid wages. The position must be
full-time and pay at least seven dollars an
hour.
Testing for the Unions is also done by Job
Service. Numerous Unions are represented.
WISCONSIN
Marci Barr, Navigator
Wisconsin: Walworth County
[email protected]
Jane Budde, Navigator
Wisconsin: Dane, Dodge, Sauk,
Jefferson, Columbia and Marquette
DPN works with the State Resource Room
Specialist as well as the local Tech College to
keep up with Apprenticeship information and
take literature about Apprenticeships with me
to transition and job fairs.
Offer Women in Trade and Technology
Career Information Sessions and information
and resources on Apprenticeships not directly
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Created a resource guide that is posted on the State
Website.
The process and successful strategies is to get
Representatives from the Disability Program Navigator (DPN) initiative were asked to provide a brief description of the relationship with
Apprenticeship programs that they and/or the one-stop system have developed. The description was to include:
 Joint activities between DPN/One-Stop and the program and include the outcomes (if applicable).
 Discuss successful strategies and/or processes that are used to make this a positive relationship
Contact
Counties
[email protected]
Joint Activities
targeted at women. Stress non-traditional
occupations to women.
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Successful Strategies/Processes
people and targeted groups into the apprenticeship
programs. Many case managers have a survey that
each of their customers fill out to see if they may
be interested in apprenticeship or non-traditional
occupations.
Workshops are developed. Offer training
partnerships for the skilled trades as well as
tutoring programs to prepare them to take test.
Successful strategies and processes have been
getting the word out and having prep programs.
Have found that 80-90% that successfully complete
training programs complete apprenticeship.
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