EMPLOYERS ARE THE FOUNDATION OF EVERY SUCCESSFUL APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

EMPLOYERS ARE THE FOUNDATION OF EVERY SUCCESSFUL APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

ACS Delivered Employer Services

Adaptive Construction Solutions, Inc. (ACS) is a veteran owned and staffed organization focused on providing meaningful work and debt-free career pathways to veterans and other underserved populations. ACS sponsors an employer-centric Department of Labor (DOL) Community-based Registered Apprenticeship program for occupations in multiple industries. To create effective and affordable Registered Apprenticeships, ACS builds programs with industry-recognized training while leveraging resources from workforce partners.

To assist employers in leveraging Registered Apprenticeship programs, ACS is structured to perform the following functions:

  • Develop, implement, manage and support apprenticeship programs
  • Perform apprenticeship administrative functions
  • Outreach, screening, enrollment and onboarding of apprentices
  • Deliver or facilitate industry recognized credentialed training
  • Provide supportive services and coaching of apprentices
  • Act as intermediary to deliver workforce resources and incentives

Apprenticeships are born from collaboration

"Over 150,000 businesses have integrated the apprenticeship model into their talent development strategy."

Department of Labor (Office of Apprenticeship)

Let's build tomorrows workforce

REGISTERED APPRENTICESHIP

Registered Apprenticeship is an employer-driven, flexible workforce development strategy that can be customized to meet needs of every business. Apprentice builds skill through the combination of on-the-job training, mentorship and technical instruction. Apprentice can obtain paid work experience and earn a portable, nationally-recognized credential. Apprenticeships are a good way to reward high-performing entry-level employees and move them up the career ladder within the business. By leveraging apprenticeship programs, businesses can create a pipeline of skilled workers, reduce turnover, increase productivity, while lowering recruitment costs. Apprenticeships can be integrated into current training and human resource development strategies.

COMPONENTS OF REGISTERED APPRENTICESHIPS

  • BUSINESS INVOLVEMENT

    Employers are the foundation of every successful apprenticeship program and the skills needed by their workforce are at the core.

  • ON-THE-JOB TRAINING

    Apprentices receive on-the-job training from an experienced mentor for a period typically not less than one year.

  • RELATED INSTRUCTION

    Apprentices are provided on-line or classroom technical instruction to develop knowledge and competencies that apply to the job.

  • REWARDS FOR SKILLS

    Apprentices receive incremental increases in wages as they gain higher level skills and knowledge.

  • NATIONALLY-RECOGNIZED CREDENTIAL

    Registered Apprenticeship programs result in a nationally-recognized credential after becoming fully proficient for a specific occupation.

PROGRAM DESIGN

There are many options for how the related instruction is provided to apprentices. Related instruction can be delivered in a traditional classroom environment, provided at a worksite, or completed on-line. It can take place during work hours or after work hours.

FLEXIBILITY IN DESIGN

To meet the needs of employers and apprentices, programs can be designed to be time-based, competency-based, or a hybrid of the two.

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TIME BASED

workers complete a specific number of on-the-job training hours

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COMPETENCY BASED

workers demonstrate skills through proficiency testing

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HYBRID PROGRAM

combines both time and competency based models

FLEXIBILITY IN DELIVERY

The training components can be arranged in different ways to develop a model that works for both businesses and apprentices.

TRADITIONAL

In a traditional apprenticeship model, apprentices receive both related instruction and on-the-job training concurrently throughout the program.

FRONT-LOADED

In a “front-loaded” model, apprentices complete some related instruction before on a work site in order to learn the critical skills required to be safe and productive.

SEGMENTED

Programs can also be built using a “segmented” model in which apprentices alternate between related instruction and on-the-job training.

A pre-apprenticeship can also be built into the program, where essential basic skills are learned and then individuals are accepted into the apprenticeship program, sometimes receiving credit for prior experience.

SUITABILITY OF APPRENTICESHIP

If the answer is “yes” to any of these questions, then apprenticeship is the right strategy to meet your needs for skilled workers.

  • Jobs for which it is difficult to find workers with the right skills?
  • Positions with high turnover?
  • Occupations where a highly skilled workforce is retiring soon?
  • Challenges helping workers keep pace with continuing industry advances?
  • Positions that require skills that are learned on the job?
  • Difficulty in attracting new and more diverse talent pools?

EMPLOYER ENGAGEMENT

Business partners (individual company, consortium of businesses) responsibilities include the following:

  • Identify the skills and knowledge that apprentices must learn
  • Hire new workers, or select current employees, to be apprentices
  • Provide on-the-job training
  • Assign an experienced mentor to work with apprentices
  • Pay progressively higher wages as skills increase

SUCCESSFUL APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS

When developed and executed effectively, apprenticeships can provide relevant, paid, on-the-job training and development of skills that employers seek, and viable paths to worthwhile jobs that apprentices can build into productive, secure, and satisfying careers. Apprenticeships fill employers’ skill needs while reducing unemployment and providing a debt-free career path for young people. They can ease the transition from school to career, and remove barriers for students, including those with disabilities, who are faced with choosing between higher education and earning income.


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To learn more about the benefits of apprenticeship please contact us today. We are currently expanding our Registered Apprenticeship to new industries to support employers workforce needs.

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11767 Katy Freeway, Suite 690
Houston, Texas 77079

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(832) 619-1175

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