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Lane Education Service District Celebrates National Apprenticeship Week & Pre-Apprenticeship Program - 11/08/19

Monday, November 11 marks the beginning of National Apprenticeship Week (NAW), a “nationwide celebration that gives businesses, communities, and educators the opportunity to showcase their apprenticeship programs and apprentices while providing valuable information to career seekers” (apprenticeship.gov). In honor of NAW, we (Lane Community College and Lane CTE) are happy to invite the community to come celebrate with us at our annual Celebration of Apprenticeship event. Apprentices, high school students and parents, instructors, apprenticeship committees, industry partners, and community workforce advocates are encouraged to attend.

To coincide with NAW, Lane CTE is also excited to formally announce the Lane Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Technology program (LANE-PACT). It is a Bureau of Labor and Industry-approved program that helps high school students be competitive for apprenticeship programs and skilled-trades jobs after high school graduation. Over the course of the program, Pre-Apprentices will gain dual-credit in LCC’s APR 101 course and an OSHA 10 certification, along with guarantees of future job interviews from participating local businesses.

LANE-PACT will increase opportunities for high school students to more easily pursue postsecondary apprenticeship programs, and is designed to specifically increase the number of non-traditional student participants (e.g. female and/or ethnic minorities). Career-connected learning experiences like job shadows, internships, and opportunities to practice interview skills will be offered in tandem with construction-trades specific classroom curriculum.

This program comes as a result of the collaboration between Lane ESD/CTE, Connected Lane County, Lane Workforce Partnership, as well as Lane Community College’s Advanced Technology/Apprenticeship Division and High School Connections. LANE-PACT also includes a broad range of industry partners, all committed to increasing student access to–as well as success in–this program. It will be piloted at Mohawk and Springfield High School with plans for a broader rollout to more high schools across Lane County in the future.

The Lane Annual Celebration of Apprenticeship will feature guest speakers, recognition of Lane’s apprentices, networking, and raffle prizes for students. Info for the event is listed below.

 

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 | 6:00 pm

Lane’s Main Campus, Bldg. 10 Room 103

4000 E. 30th Ave. Eugene, OR 97405

Parking Lot M

 

For more information about NAW, please visit www.apprenticeship.gov/national-apprenticeship-week .

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