HOW DOES REGISTERED APPRENTICESHIP WORK IN VIRGINIA?
The Virginia Department of Labor and Industry, Division of Registered Apprenticeship (VDOLI) is the state apprenticeship agency solely responsible for registering apprentices according to national standards. The Shenandoah Valley Workforce Development Board (SVWDB) partners with VDOLI and numerous regional training providers to facilitate an efficient registration process, customize apprenticeship training that complements a company’s specific training and development strategy, and source financial incentives where applicable.
Registered Apprentices in Advanced Manufacturing
Registered Apprenticeship is a time-tested educational method that combines on-the-job training and one-on-one mentoring with theoretical instruction to teach the whys and hows of job performance. Modern apprenticeship programs offer flexibility and innovative approaches for businesses to recruit, train, and cultivate high-performing candidates while also providing better opportunities, improved job satisfaction, and long-term success for career seekers.
WHAT ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE IN THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY?
How to Begin?
To create an apprenticeship program or add an occupation to your existing program, SVWDB and partners can provide technical support for program design, instruction alternatives, and enrollment processing. Contact a VDOLI office near you or contact SVWDB.
Notice to RA Sponsors
NOTICE TO REGISTERED APPRENTICESHIP SPONSORS
REGISTERED APPRENTICESHIP ELIGIBLE TRAINING PROVIDER OPPORTUNITY
DATE: August 24, 2017
The Virginia Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI) invites eligible Registered Apprenticeship Sponsors to be included on Virginia’s Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL). The ETPL offers eligible Registered Apprenticeship sponsors an opportunity to have their apprenticeship instruction made available as an approved training program and to receive funding that would support the classroom instruction for registered apprentices. There is no cost associated with being included on the ETPL and it provides employers another way to connect with potential apprentices. The Virginia Department of Labor and Industry wrote a letter of invitation to participate.
The Virginia Department of Labor and Industry Registered Apprenticeship program currently meets the needs of approximately 2,000 Virginia sponsors (employers) who use custom-designed programs to train their workforce in a variety of occupations, ranging from high tech to highly skilled trades.