Florida’s Registered Apprenticeship Program. Rob Grisar Program Director Florida Dept. of Education Apprenticeship Office [email protected] 1950’s FLORIDA JOB PICTURE 20% PROFESSIONAL 20% TECHNICAL 60% UNSKILLED 2000’S FLORIDA JOB PICTURE 20% PROFESSIONAL 65% TECHNICAL
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2000’S FLORIDA JOB PICTURE
15% UNSKILLEDWhy Apprenticeship?
“It is our responsibility as lawmakers and educators to make this system work. But it is the responsibility of every citizen to participate in it. And so tonight, I ask every American to commit to at least one year or more of higher education or career training. This can be community college or a four-year school; vocational training or an apprenticeship. But whatever the training may be, every American will need to get more than a high school diploma. And dropping out of high school is no longer an option.”PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMAINAUGURAL ADDRESS TO CONGRESS – FEBRUARY 24, 2009
Apprenticeship Approach:Classroom training with structuredhands-on experience
Expertise(Education & Experience)
Traditional Approach:Classroom training followed by
unstructured hands-on experience
HOW MUCH DOES THE GOVERNMENT SPEND TO ADMINISTER APPRENTICESHIP?
$15K per year =
$1 billion federal tax
$1 of government
$50 returnReturn on Investment
Federal investment = $16 million
States investment = $20 million
Total public investment = $36 million
Approximately $110 per apprentice
According to studies performed by these independent agencies:
Santa Rosa APPRENTICESHIP?
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Program Director, Rob Grisar 321-868-7952
“ETA encourages states to leverage new, and existing national, state and local registered apprenticeship programs and assets as a key resource in their talent development and reemployment strategies. Significant Recovery Act investments are targeted to key industries such as construction, health care, transportation, and other industries with emerging green jobs that traditionally utilize or are expected to draw heavily upon registered apprenticeship.”
Employers and industries get a reliable source of skilled labor and flexible training options
Employees get valuable training opportunity and a portable credential without leaving the workforce.
Local workforce system has an avenue to promote training opportunities in key industries
Educational partners provide industry training in a way that doesn’t stretch capacityWorkforce & Apprenticeship
PARTNERSHIP THAT WORKS
“Florida will develop the state’s business climate by designing and implementing strategies that help Floridians enter, remain, and advance in the workforce, becoming more highly skilled and successful, benefiting Florida business and the entire state.”
Mission statement from Workforce Florida, Inc. 2005-2010 Strategic Plan