MEATA's Election Results are In!

The results are in for MEATA's 2019 election! Every officer position was on the ballot for this election, which officially closed at 11:59 pm on Friday, June 7th. All of the votes have been tabulated and here are the winners:

President:  Kevin Green
Apprenticeship Manager, Focus: HOPE
Detroit, MI
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Vice President:  Annette Norris
Education Business Development Manager, DASI Solutions
Pontiac, MI
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Secretary:  Denise Mahoney
Pre-Apprenticeship Liaison, Kent ISD Career Technical Center
Grand Rapids, MI
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Treasurer:  Gene Keyes
Manufacturing Instructor, Schoolcraft College
Livonia, MI
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Outreach/Events:  Kevin Chau
Apprenticeship Specialist, MI TIA-Workforce Development
Lansing, MI
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Business/Labor Rep:  Jamal Al
Career Connection Specialist, MI Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights
Warren, MI
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K-12 Rep:  Deb Schultz
Career/Success Coach, Orchard View High School
Muskegon, MI
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Congrats to MEATA's new leadership team and thanks to all of the MEATA members who cast their ballots.

 

MEATA's 2019 Spring Apprenticeship Conference

Theme: Trailblazing New Apprenticeship Models

May 21-24, 2019

GVSU's L.V. Eberhard Center, Grand Rapids MI

The 2019 MEATA Spring Apprenticeship Conference is over. We dug into the details of offering non-traditional apprenticeships in Health, IT, Public Services, and more while maintaining the high standards set in traditional manufacturing and construction apprenticeships. The conference offered opportunities, ideas and strategies, while being realistic about the obstacles that are faced by these new models. Attendees heard about new programs, prospects, and success stories to fuel their inspiration and learn about exciting work in the apprenticeship arena.

Session topics included:

  • Culinary Apprenticeships - What's Cooking?
  • Apprenticeships in Healthcare
  • National Occupational Frameworks for Competency-Based Apprenticeships
  • WorkHands: Blue Collar Tech for Apprenticeship & Professional Trades
  • To Be or Not to Be An Intermediary
  • Developing the Pipeline: Innovations in Pre-Apprenticeship

...and LOTS more!

PDF versions of many of the presentations given at the conference can be downloaded here!  

Project Lead The Way Launches Engineering Youth Apprenticeship Pilot

The US Department of Labor and the non-profit Project Lead The Way (PLTW) have partnered to launch a pilot youth apprenticeship program in engineering. Kicking off in Charleston, SC, the pilot offers two pathways to meet the needs of students with different career goals. One pathway is referred to as an Engineering Assistant program and is geared toward students who plan to ultimately pursue a four-year engineering degree. The other pathway is referred to as an Engineering Technician program, which is designed for students who prefer an apprenticeship experience that is more hands-on and have the goal to get an associate degree and start their career earlier.

Read the full article here!

Gaston College offers the first college or university-sponsored DOL-approved Registered Apprenticeship program

Gaston College in North Carolina now offers the first college or university-sponsored apprenticeship program in the United States approved by the US Department of Labor. The Apprenticeship 321 program is now working with 15 employers in manufacturing and healthcare. Career pathways include paramedic medicine and nursing assistant along with machine operator and industrial electrician.

Read the full article from the Charlotte Business Journal.

DOL Launches High School Apprenticeship Toolkit & Web Page

The U.S. Dept. of Labor has launched a web resource devoted to High School Apprenticeship that includes the DOL's first High School Apprenticeship Toolkit. This webpage contains a wealth of resources for secondary and postsecondary institutions, workforce development practitioners, school counselors, teachers, parents, and more.  

The toolkit includes:

  • A Fact Sheet on High School Apprenticeship
  • An Implementation Guide
  • Case Studies on Wisconsin’s Youth Apprenticeship program and the Charleston Regional Youth Apprenticeship program
  • Resources for practitioners and other stakeholders

Click the following link to access the webpage/toolkit: www.dol.gov/apprenticeship/high-school.

 

Upcoming Events

MASCI 2019 Build Michigan Conference

Begin: 2019-10-09, 08:00 am
End: 2019-10-11, 03:00 pm
Location: Radisson Hotel Lansing at the Capitol