The Department of Workforce Services is working with the Office of Apprenticeship with a grant from the US Department of Labor to expand registered apprenticeship programs (RAPs) statewide that includes technical assistance for businesses to register a program.
A RAP is a proven model of apprenticeship that has been validated by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Benefits of RAPs include:
- Skilled, local workforce development
- Increased Productivity
- Reduced turnover and associated costs
- Increased diversity
Five Key Components of a RAP:
- Industry Led
- Structured On-The-Job Training
- Related Instruction
- Wage Progression
- Industry Recognized Credential Upon Completion
Goals for this effort include:
- Diversification of industries with registered apprenticeship programs, and
- Enrolling apprentices from underrepresented populations such as youth, women, individuals with low-incomes, communities of color, Native Americans, Veterans, persons with disabilities, and ex-offenders.
Interested in learning more about RAPs in Wyoming? Contact Lukas Cramer, ASE Program Lead at (307) 777-5727 or firstname.lastname@example.org