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A selection of links related to apprenticeship training.

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1   Link   DOL Office of Apprenticeship
The U.S. Dept. of Labor's Office of Apprenticeship is THE authority site for national registered apprenticeship program rules and regs, funding and more.
2   Link   MASCI
The Michigan Apprenticeship Steering Committee, Inc. (MASCI) is an advocacy group comprised of professionals from the education industry, manufacturing sector, construction trades and State of Michigan governmental departments.
3   Link   ApprenticeshipUSA Toolkit
The Department of Labor’s new ApprenticeshipUSA Toolkit is designed to help workforce development professionals implement apprenticeship strategies, expand apprenticeship partnerships, and take advantage of this effective work-based training model.
4   Link   MI Road 2 Work is a website created by the Partnership for Diversity and Opportunity in Transportation to provide a "one-stop shop" for info about apprenticeships, apprenticeship readiness programs and business opportunities in Michigan's transportation sector.
5   Link   Urban Institute - Apprenticeship Studies
Urban Institute experts examine the importance of apprenticeships in alleviating the effects of recession, reducing poverty and helping people enter rewarding careers.
6   Link   Apprenticeship Quick Start Toolkit
This toolkit provides helpful steps and resources to start and register an apprenticeship program, from exploring the apprenticeship model as a workforce strategy to launching a new program.
7   Link   American Institute for Innovative Apprenticeship
AIIA is dedicated to supporting and encouraging a robust system of apprenticeship in the U.S.
8   Link   Registered Apprenticeship College Consortium
A network of colleges and Registered Apprenticeship programs working together to provide college-to-career opportunities .

Apprenticeship Trivia

The origin of the word "masterpiece" comes from early England's indentured apprenticeship system. In order to complete their training, English apprentices were required to make a "master-piece" -- an attempt at the very best work the apprentice could produce -- which was then submitted for inspection to a group of Guild Masters. If the masterpiece was of sufficient quality, the apprentice was given the status of "freeman". Here is the beginning of what we refer to today as "competency-based apprenticeship."