An apprenticeship is a job from day one that combines on-the-job training, mentorship, and related classroom instruction. There are various ways to get involved in apprenticeships including pre-apprenticeships and other training opportunites.
The Keystone Development Partnership (KDP) collaborates with the PA Apprenticeship and Training Office, as well as many other partners, to assist Registered Apprenticeship sponsors in a variety of industries including Advanced Manufacturing and Transportation. The Industrial Manufacturing Technician (IMT) hybrid Registered Apprenticeship provides production workers with the knowledge and competencies needed in the advanced manufacturing environment.
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Wistar is a world leader in early-stage discovery science in the areas of cancer, immunology, and infectious disease. Through their Biomedical Research Technician apprenticeship, they provide a career pathway in a research laboratory environment. Through advanced training, apprentices acquire skill sets to facilitate experimental procedures, manage a laboratory and monitor lab safety, conduct data analysis on experiments, and other highly-skilled techniques with the goal of supporting a lead scientist and staff in the laboratory to advance scientific hypotheses and outcomes.
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The mission of the Finishing Trades Institute of the Mid-Atlantic Region (FTI) is to supply area contractors with the most highly skilled craftspeople in the construction industry. In particular, the six industries for which they have apprenticeship standards registered: Architectural Glass & Metal Installers (Glaziers), Coatings Applicator Specialist (Industrial Painters), Commercial Paint & Wall Covering, Drywall Finishing, Glassworkers, and Multi-Craft Decorators. Besides its nationally recognized apprenticeship programs, FTI exists to provide some of the finest journeyperson continuing education courses in North America. Moreover, each student graduates their apprenticeship with 60+ college credits to be used towards achieving their Associates Degree.
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Orleans Technical College is a post-secondary, nonprofit career school—operated by JEVS Human Services—that is committed to helping individuals achieve their employment goals. At Orleans Technical College, their hands-on training programs provide technical knowledge needed for a successful career in the Building Trades. Currently Orleans operates as the related technical instruction provider for Associated Builders and Contractors NCCER curriculum in electrical, carpentry, HVAC, and plumbing.
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The Pennsylvania Apprentice Coordinators Association (PACA) was developed to provide a medium for the exchange of ideas and the methods and information relative to apprenticeship in Pennsylvania. PACA exists to inform and promote apprenticeship, especially in the unionized building trades. Apprenticeship opportunities include the industries of Bricklayers & Allied Crafts, Boilermakers, Carpenters, Electricians, Iron Workers, Plumbers, Roofers, and many more.
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CVS Health has committed to providing 70 Pharmacy Technician apprenticeship opportunities in the Philadelphia region by 2020. CVS Health operates a Pharmacy Technician apprenticeship, a role that serves as an initial point of contact for customer care and plan participants before the required pharmacist involvement for general questions that are clinical based. The pharmacy technician career path leads to roles as a Pharmacist, Lead Pharmacy Technician, Pharmacy Manager, Pharmaceutical sales reps.
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District 1199c Training & Upgrading Fund serves as an intermediary and sponsor for a variety of apprenticeship occupations, including early-childhood educators, community health workers, medical assistants, direct support professionals, addictions counselors, and nurse aides. Apprenticeship programs at the Training Fund generally consist of one to two years of combined classroom and on-the-job training. The direct support professional pre-apprenticeship program provides 18 to 24-year-olds with a 12-week training consisting of academic and professional skills instruction, introductory behavioral health and electronic health records courses, and on-the-job shadowing experiences.
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Philadelphia Youth Network (PYN) serves as the Youth Programs Intermediary for the WIOA funded JEVS Human Services’ IT Pre-Apprenticeship and Urban Affairs Coalition/YOACAP’s Project Build pre-apprenticeship. These pre-apprenticeships are designed to prepare young people for career paths in either information technology or the building trades.
Contact Kelsey DeMerlis for more information
JEVS Human Services operates both Registered Pre-Apprenticeship and Registered Apprenticeship programs in the field of Information Technology. Apprenticeship opportunities include IT Generalist, which serves as a skilled professional who provides general IT knowledge and technical support. Pre-apprenticeship opportunities include programs such as TechServ Scholars, a year-long AmeriCorps program that helps to build competencies to the IT Generalist apprenticeship. Potential career pathways post program include Computer System Analysts, Support Specialists, and Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers.
Contact Alex McNeil for more information
The Urban Technology Project (UTP) offers an AmeriCorps pre-apprenticeship program blending community service, leadership development, and Computer Science mentoring. Participants in the AmeriCorps pre-apprenticeship build capacity in Philadelphia schools by mentoring students interested in Computer Science. UTP offers four positions within their Registered Apprenticeship program in IT : Computer User Support Specialist, Software Engineer, Digital Media, and IT Project Manager.
Contact Beth St. Clair for more information