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2017 MEATA Spring Conference Docs
The place to find documents related to MEATA's 2017 Spring Apprenticeship Conference!

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Photos from the ConferenceTooltip 06/26/2017 Hits: 14
A link to a slideshow of photos from the conference.
Presentation by the DOL's Greer Sisson on the role of "Apprenticeship Intermediaries" as Sponsors and the role of employers partnering with those intermediaries.
Presentation by Bill Rayl on a new manufacturing production worker "front-loaded" apprenticeship program being launched by JAMA in partnership with Jackson College and other entities. (A longer version of this presentation, which includes more background on MSSC and the CPT credential for production workers, is available from Bill on request by e-mailing to
Presentation by Geneva Scurek form the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest on the German dual system of Vocational Education Training.
Presentation given by Mary Lynn Noah and Lauren Clay on the work that Michigan's Talent Investment Agency is doing to support Registered Apprenticeship, including MAICA, embedding Apprenticeship Success Coordinators within the Michigan Works! offices, and the Apprenticeship Learning Network.
The UAW Skilled Trades Manufacturing White Paper referenced by Bill Peterson during Q A at the conference. The paper includes a section on the ROI of apprenticeship.
Using PBOs in Apprenticeshiphot!Tooltip 06/01/2017 Hits: 130
Presentation on a national partnership of colleges, industry and the DOL to use Performance Based Objectives to align what industry needs to what is taught in the classrooms. Also highlights an online PBO tool.
Presentation by Diane Jones from the Urban Institute on new national occupational frameworks being developed to help fast-track creation and registration of competency-based apprenticeships.
The Advance MI Center for Apprenticeship Innovation has been working with the DOL Office of Apprenticeship's staff in Michigan and the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center to map the entire process of registering an apprenticeship program with the DOL and completing an apprentice. This presentation includes info on what they've learned and how they're putting this knowledge into an online "process guide" to help any organization interested in starting a DOL registered apprenticeship program.
Presentation by Maria Brady from toe DOL's Office of Apprenticeship on braiding WIOA and other federal funding to pay for apprenticeship-related expenses, including training costs, wage subsidies and more.
Presentation on the Environmental Career Worker Training Program (ECWTP) delivered in Flint through a partnership between the Center for Construction Research Training, GST Michigan Works!, Bricklayers Allied Craftworkers Union, Local 2 of Michigan, and the Michigan Builders Construction Trades Council.
Detroit JATC E-START Programhot!Tooltip 06/01/2017 Hits: 131
Presentation on the Detroit J.A.T.C.'s E-START Electrical Training Alliance pre-apprenticeship program.
Presentation by Bob Balzer, Director of Business and Economic Services for the Gladwin County EDC, providing an overview of how Gladwin County has brought economic development and workforce development together in partnership to help area companies fill their talent needs.
Presentation by Sott Mertes and Steve Fosgard on the innovative new Right Signals Beta Credentialing model and how it is being used at Mid Michigan Community College.
STEM Network at MMCChot!Tooltip 05/29/2017 Hits: 140
Presentation by Scott Govitz on the STEM Network at Mid Michigan Community College.
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Apprenticeship Trivia

The Apprenticeship form of training dates back at least four thousand years! The Babylonian Code of Hammurabi (ca. 1790 BC) includes a law statingĀ "If an artisan has undertaken to rear a child and teaches him his craft, he [the child] can not be demanded back [by his birth parents]."