FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board is launching a second Multi-Trade Pre-Apprenticeship. The first class of the Pre-Apprenticeship was May - June 2016. 75% of the participants have already gained employment with an average wage of $21.28 per hour. The second class of the Pre-Apprenticeship program is scheduled for August 29 - September 23, 2016. Interested parties may attend an information and application session between 3 - 4:30 p.m. on August 2, 3, or 4 at the Missouri Job Center, 2900 E Sunshine. Eligibility requirements will apply, and applicants will go through a screening process including interviews with the participating Unions and the National Career Readiness Certificate exam.
Participants will receive an OSHA 10 certification in the first week as well as resume, interview, soft skills, and career clothes assistance. During weeks 2-4, participants meet directly with the Unions for curriculum developed using a mixture of classroom teaching and hands on experience. During the week with the Carpenters, participants will learn: 3-4-5 layout method, math worksheets, sill plate layout project, subfloor joist layout project, and metal stud framing walls. While with the Plumbers and Pipefitters, participants will learn: math work, welding, oxy fuel cutting, drainage, refrigeration, soldering & brazing, and hydronic systems. Lastly with the Laborers Union, participants will review: construction and math information along with general construction skills.
The Multi-Trade Pre-Apprenticeship was designed based off of the Pre-Apprenticeship Program definition of the most recent issuance from the Department of Labor: A program or set of strategies designed to enter and succeed in a registered apprenticeship program, and has a documented partnership with at least one, if not more, registered apprenticeship programs. Pre-Apprenticeships may be used to provide work experiences that can help obtain the skills needed to be placed into a registered apprenticeship. Pre-Apprenticeship services and programs are designed to prepare individuals to enter and succeed in Registered Apprenticeship programs. By partnering with local Unions and Registered Apprenticeships, a four week Pre-Apprenticeship program was created to emphasize skills related to Carpenters, Plumbers and Pipefitters, and Laborers Unions.
The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board and Missouri Job Center serve the counties of Christian, Dallas, Greene, Polk, Stone, Taney, and Webster. The Region boasts two Missouri Job Center locations (Springfield and Branson), as well as a Mobile Career Center. The Ozark Region has a long history of working with job seekers and businesses to meet the workforce needs of our community.
For more information, please contact Communication Coordinator Megan Short at 417-841-3386 or [email protected]