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Kansas’ RA Structure, Operations, and Service Delivery The Registered Apprenticeship AdvantageThe Advantage Louisiana Action Clinic October 28, 2009.

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1 Kansas’ RA Structure, Operations, and Service Delivery The Registered Apprenticeship AdvantageThe Advantage Louisiana Action Clinic October 28, 2009

2 RA and WIA located in same Cabinet-Level Agency WIA, Wagner-Peyser, Trade Act, Veterans, WOTC Economic Development RA staff located at the One-Stop Center Partner at the One-Stop Center Included in the Local Area discussions and presentations RA Structure in Kansas

3 RA Funding in Kansas WIA State Set-Aside Wagner-Peyser Child Development Block Grants Dislocated Worker Grant ARRA

4 Dislocated Workers Advanced Manufacturing and Energy Work Ready! Certificate Manufacturing Skills Certificate (MSC) $1,250 RA Works! Model

5 Full-time Registered Apprenticeship Field Staff Expanded RA Works! Model RA Scholarships Model ARRA Funds

6 WIA-Eligible Job Seeker KS Dept of Commerce Critical Industry  Advanced Manufacturing  Aviation  Bio-Science/Animal Health  Professional Services  Value-Added Agriculture  Construction  Rural Business Succession $1,250/apprentice/year for 2 years RA Scholarships Model

7 State Workforce Board Local Workforce Boards Local Workforce Staff –Decision Tree –Participant Codes RA Training/Presentations

8 Dislocated Worker? WIA Eligible Adult Yes Decision Tree for RA WORKS! and RA Scholarship No Industries: Advanced Manufacturing Energy Yes* Areas I, III, V Grant Funded** Areas II & IV ARRA Funded No Critical Industries: Advanced Manufacturing Aviation Bio-science/Animal Health Energy Professional Services Value Added Agriculture Construction Rural Business Succession Yes RA Scholarship ARRA-Funded for all Areas No Explore Other Options Enrollment *Don’t forget that your formula funding streams can also support this model. RA WORKS! RA Scholarship Rev. 8/20/09 RA Scholarship can pay $1,250/year for up to two years for Related Technical Instruction for individuals hired into Registered Apprenticeships. **Grant Funded refers to the RA WORKS! Demonstration Grant. Verify Registered Apprentice Status*** Verify Registered Apprentice Status*** *** RA WORKS! can pay for the Kansas WORKReady! Assessments, MSC or EPIC Certificates and Related Technical Instruction for Individuals hired into Registered Apprenticeships.

9 Community/Tech College Business Services Rapid Response Meetings Updated Registered Apprenticeship – Website –Promotional Materials –Video RA Training/Presentations

10 Local One-Stop Staff notified of new RA sponsor RA opportunities posted on KANSASWorks.com Potential apprentice identified through Local One-Stop Center –Outreach, Recruitment, Application –Intake and Assessment –Supportive Services –Related Technical and Classroom Instruction –Customized Training Co-enrollment RA Service Delivery

11 Thank You! Loretta Shelley Apprenticeship Program Manager 1000 SW Jackson, Suite 100 Topeka, KS


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