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US DEPARTMENT OF LABOR TO FUEL REGISTERED APPRENTICESHIPS’ GROWTH WITH APPRENTICESHIPUSA BRANDING EFFORT, PUBLIC CONVERSATIONS

On Aug. 16, 1937, the nation took a historic step toward formalizing standards for Registered Apprenticeships, including those related to their safety and health and to prevent many forms of discrimination toward workers in training.

How Mississippi Keeps America Safe on the High Seas

When 70% of the U.S. Navy’s fleet of warships are manufactured by a single company in Mississippi, it’s safe to say that the nation’s defense depends on Mississippi workers.

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CYBERSECURITY APPRENTICESHIP SPRINT

On July 19th, the U.S. Department of Labor, in partnership with the White House and the U.S. Department of Commerce, announced a 120-Day Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Sprint, to promote the Registered Apprenticeship model as a solution for numerous industries to develop and train a skilled cybersecurity workforce.

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US DEPARTMENT OF LABOR ANNOUNCES FIRST GROUP OF APPRENTICESHIP AMBASSADORS TO PROMOTE, EXPAND, DIVERSIFY APPRENTICESHIP

The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the selection of the initial cohort of 207 officials and organizations chosen to serve as Apprenticeship Ambassadors to share their experiences and collaborate with the department to champion apprenticeship opportunities.

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US DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AWARDS $121M IN APPRENTICESHIP BUILDING AMERICA GRANTS TO EXPAND, DIVERSIFY, MODERNIZE REGISTERED APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS

The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of more than $121 million in Apprenticeship Building America grants to strengthen and modernize Registered Apprenticeship programs and enable workers to find a reliable pathway to the middle class.

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Singing River Health Care Workforce Academy allows participants to work while advancing their careers

Working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic was a challenge for staff at the Singing River Health Care system — a challenge only made harder by staffing issues.

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Apprentice Opportunity

Job will be posted online on July 5, 2022 and will be posted for two (2) weeks only.

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Invitation to Our Bodies Our Births feature documentary

You are invited to the feature documentary premiere of: Our Bodies Our Births™ – Black Mothers’ Struggle to Achieve Birth Equity in Mississippi.

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Opportunities are Open at DOL!

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is the perfect place for the next career if you are looking to have an impact on society! DOL is made up of employees who bring skills from a variety of backgrounds who work together to accomplish our mission of protecting and serving todays’ worker.

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Apprentice Opportunity

Jobs will be posted online on June 12, 2022 and will be posted for two (2) weeks only.

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US DEPARTMENT OF LABOR ANNOUNCES $3.4M FUNDING OPPORTUNITY TO ATTRACT, RETAIN WOMEN IN REGISTERED APPRENTICESHIPS, NONTRADITIONAL OCCUPATIONS

The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a funding opportunity of $3.4 million for up to nine grants to attract and keep women in Registered Apprenticeship Programs and industries where they are underrepresented such as manufacturing, infrastructure, cybersecurity and healthcare.

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LPN apprentice partnership first of its kind in Mississippi

Call them health care pioneers; a class of 20 is the first-ever Licensed Practical Nurse apprenticeship program in the State of Mississippi.

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Apprentice thriving in workforce thanks to Hinds CC, Empire

“Completing the Apprenticeship program brings value to Matthews’s future career opportunities and brings real value to us as an employer today.” A partnership between the Hinds Diesel Equipment Academy and Empire Truck Sales has been the key to a new career for Matthew Voss.

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Halter Marine & MGCCC Apprenticeship Program

Click on the image to follow the link to the application site or click here.

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Halter Marine to double workforce, adding to growth in other areas of Pascagoula

Halter Marine in Pascagoula will double its workforce over the next two years. That’s creating a need for more space beyond the gates of the shipyard, adding to a growing downtown vibe.

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EXPANSION OF REGISTERED APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS THROUGH INDUSTRY INTERMEDIARIES SERVICES

The U.S. Department of Labor awarded approximately $8 million in contract investments to four national Industry Intermediaries to expand the use of Registered Apprenticeship in sectors affected by the pandemic.

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FACT SHEET: The Biden-⁠Harris Administration Trucking Action Plan to Strengthen America’s Trucking Workforce

Trucking plays a critical role in the U.S. supply chain and economy. America’s truck drivers have been on the frontlines of this pandemic, delivering goods to every corner of this country.

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Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh Launches Apprenticeship Ambassador Initiative

U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh announces the launch of the Department of Labor’s Apprenticeship Ambassador Initiative.

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Shipbuilder Shout out! Johnny Anderson and his mother Walkennia Anderson both recently started careers as shipfitter helper apprentices.

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CONTINENTAL TIRE VISITS CHS SOPHOMORES TO TALK ABOUT APPRENTICESHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Sophomores at Clinton High School were visited by representatives from Continental Tire as well as recent Clinton High School graduate Quatarius Harris to talk about apprenticeship opportunities available to CHS students at Continental Tire.

National Apprenticeship Week November 15-21 2021

A Proclamation on National Apprenticeship Week, 2021

For decades, Registered Apprenticeships have been a reliable pathway to the middle class.  Apprenticeships train workers for good jobs and allow them to earn while they learn.

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Continental Tire

Continental develops pioneering technologies and services for sustainable and connected mobility of people and their goods.

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Healthy Grant Boosts PRCC’s Apprenticeship Efforts

Pearl River Community College has received a $200,000 grant to provide training to South Mississippi workers.

National Apprenticeship Week November 15-21 2021

US DEPARTMENT OF LABOR WILL HIGHLIGHT ‘LEARN-AS-YOU-EARN’ MODEL DURING NATIONAL APPRENTICESHIP WEEK, NOV. 15-21

The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the 2021 National Apprenticeship Week will be celebrated Nov. 15-21.

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US DEPARTMENT OF LABOR ANNOUNCES $3.5M FUNDING OPPORTUNITY TO PLACE MORE WOMEN IN REGISTERED APPRENTICESHIPS, NONTRADITIONAL OCCUPATIONS

The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a funding opportunity of $3.5 million for up to 10 grants to increase and retain the number of women in quality Registered Apprenticeship Programs and nontraditional occupations such as those in the manufacturing, infrastructure, cybersecurity and healthcare industries.

Monroe County Chamber of Commerce hosted job fair for local employers

When the governors of Mississippi and Alabama announced an end to a federal subsidy to unemployment they sighted many employers are in need of workers. The Monroe county chamber of commerce hosted a job fair today in Amory in hopes of putting people in open positions with several companies.

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Ingalls Shipbuilding Extends 29 Full-Time Job Offers to High School Seniors

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (NYSE: HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division has extended full-time job offers to 29 high school seniors across coastal Mississippi and Alabama who have successfully completed Ingalls Shipbuilder Academy.

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M2M holds economic empowerment workshop

The Minority Male Leadership Initiative (M2M) at Hinds Community College organized an economic empowerment workshop April 1 to assist students with their employment efforts.

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Apprentices eager to work thanks to partnership between Hinds CC, Empire

The partnership between the Hinds Diesel Equipment Technology program and Empire Truck Sales has turned into potential high-earning careers for 11 newly-registered Diesel Mechanic Apprentices at the company’s Richland location.

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US DEPARTMENT OF LABOR ANNOUNCES $31M FUNDING OPPORTUNITY TO CREATE REGISTERED APPRENTICESHIP TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE

The U.S. Department of Labor announced today the availability of approximately $31 million in funds to establish Registered Apprenticeship Technical Assistance Centers of Excellence to support the expansion and modernization of technical assistance available in the registered apprenticeship system.

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Wins US Navy ISR Contract

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) said Friday that its Technical Solutions division was one of 11 companies selected to provide development, technical, management and engineering services for Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Pacific’s Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) department.

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US DEPARTMENT OF LABOR ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF $87.5M IN FUNDING TO STATES TO EXPAND, DIVERSIFY REGISTERED APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS

The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the availability of approximately $87.5 million for grants to expand Registered Apprenticeships across the nation.

Ingalls Shipbuilding Appoints its First Female President

Huntington Ingalls Industries has appointed naval architect Kari Wilkinson as president of its Ingalls Shipbuilding yard in Pascagoula, Mississippi, the largest employer in the state.

Tony Marshall Selected as SynED’s CyberHero for Creating Cyber Career Pathways in North Carolina

SynED, a national non-profit organization that identifies emerging best practices for effective articulation between employers, job seekers, and education providers, announced that Tony Marshall was selected as its national CyberHero for February 2021.

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Five students sign on as apprentices with Continental Tires

“You’ve taken what you’ve learned on the instructional side and will apply it on the workforce side,” said Sherry Franklin, vice president of instruction for Career & Technical Education. “I’m proud of you as though you were my own children.”

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Two Coast Hospitals Approved for Apprenticeship Programs in MS

Memorial Hospital at Gulfport and Singing River Health System are the first hospitals in Mississippi to receive approval from the US Department of Labor (US-DOL) for apprenticeship training in health care fields beginning this spring.

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The Promise Of: Raleigh group fills need in cybersecurity by preparing digital workforce

By Connie Gentry  – Reporter, Triangle Business Journal Dec 18, 2020, 7:13am EST The following content is original to the Triangle Business Journal and can be viewed here. There are more than 20,000 cybersecurity jobs open in North Carolina according to CyberSeek, a project of the Computing Technology Industry Association, the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education and Burning […]

Hinds CC and Continental Tire announce Production and Mechatronics Apprentice Programs

Originally posted by Hinds Community College by Danny Barrett Jr. | Oct 2, 2020  Hinds Community College and Continental Tire have signed an agreement to launch two new programs that will support the academic goals and professional development of students who are interested in manufacturing careers. From left, Brenda Myers, state director of the U.S. Department of Labor […]

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Continental Tire careers: Plant, college announce paid job training programs

Originally posted by The Clarion-Ledger By Justin Vicory | Published 10:45 a.m. CT Oct. 2, 2020 Continental Tire’s flagship production plant in Clinton will offer paid job training programs for Clinton and Hinds Community College students. Quita Bride, spokeswoman for the 1,000-acre plant in Clinton, announced Thursday a partnership with the college to start up a production and […]

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HALTER MARINE AND MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE LAUNCH APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

Press Release from Halter Marine, Inc. Pascagoula, Miss., Oct. 5, 2020 – Halter Marine is creating jobs, and through its partnership with Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (MGCCC), training the apprentices to fill them. Demonstrating their commitment to the Gulf Coast community, Halter Marine and MGCCC launched their apprenticeship program with a recent apprenticeship orientation […]

National Apprenticeship Week November 11-17 2019

U.S. Department of Labor to Mark Sixth Annual National Apprenticeship Week, November 8-14, 2020

Originally posted by the U.S. Department of Labor WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that the sixth annual National Apprenticeship Week will occur from November 8 through 14, 2020. National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is a nationwide celebration that gives businesses, communities, and educators the opportunity to highlight their apprenticeship programs and apprentices, and demonstrate […]

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Hyde-Smith announces $3.45 million grant to expand MS Apprenticeship Program

By YallPolitics Staff -July 10, 2020 U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today announced a $3.45 million federal grant to expand the Mississippi Apprenticeship Program (MAP), an initiative that since 2016 has helped provide Mississippians with skills to find careers in today’s labor market. The Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES) received a $3.0 million grant as one […]

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AWARDS MORE THAN $80 MILLION IN GRANTS TO EXPAND REGISTERED APPRENTICESHIP IN 42 STATES AND TERRITORIES

The U.S. Department of Labor awarded $80,639,041 in grants intended to support activities that improve states’ ability to serve, improve, and expand the Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) model by strengthening the national apprenticeship system, promoting system alignment and partnership, and improving data sharing and data integrity.

MAP partners with Empire and Stribling

There’s a new pathway for Mississippians seeking a high-skill, high-wage job, thanks to the Mississippi Apprenticeship Program.

Workforce Development Training & Talent Acquisition

Workforce development is a key strategy to help create jobs and grow Mississippi’s economy.

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Preparing for the jobs of tomorrow starts today

The Magnolia State is seeing the fruits of a growing economy.

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