Welcome To The Iowa Registered Apprenticeship
The 21st century economy demands a workforce with
postsecondary education credentials and the adaptability to
respond immediately to changing economic and business needs.
The public workforce system is playing a leadership role in
meeting these demands by catalyzing the implementation of
innovative talent development and lifelong learning
strategies that will enable American workers to advance
their skills and remain competitive in the global economy.
Registered Apprenticeship is a critical postsecondary
education, training and employment option available in
every state in the country. It is an important component of talent development strategies. Registered
Apprenticeship is business and industry-driven, with more
than 29,000 programs impacting 250,000 employers and almost
450,000 apprentices in such industries as: construction,
manufacturing, transportation, telecommunications,
information technology, biotechnology, retail, health care,
the military, utilities, security and the public sector.
Full collaboration between the publicly funded workforce
investment system and Registered Apprenticeship leverages
each systemís strengths to maximize the benefits in the
context of regional talent development strategies.
Registered Apprenticeship Video
The Registered Apprenticeship program has released a video
that highlights the importance of apprenticeships in today's
economy. The video features several members of the Secretary
of Labor's Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA)
providing testimonials on the importance of the 21st Century
Vision for Apprenticeship and how it will help serve the
needs of U.S. workers, employers and industries. The video
also includes an opening from the Assistant Secretary for
the Employment and Training Administration Eric Seleznow.