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OICA is seeking an Apprenticeship Development Manager to provide technical and professional coordination and hands-on leadership in the development of apprenticeship pipelines at OICA SOAR program sites. The incumbent is responsible for creating a plan to develop, grow and implement apprenticeship pipelines into the program nation-wide. Work directly with executive leaders, program managers, and frontline staff to build relationships with employers, labor unions, industry associations or other stakeholders that are key in the development of apprenticeships. He/she provides administrative support to ensure affiliates’ apprenticeship programs remain in good standing and in compliance with the respective apprenticeship sponsorship body.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Develop a comprehensive toolkit with resources, guidance and tools on how to start, develop, and grow effective apprenticeships in a variety of industries and career pathways. Work with OICA affiliates to reposition their programs as pre-apprenticeships or develop a pre-apprenticeship component that can connect with an apprenticeship pipeline. Provide guidance to affiliates on how to assist employers in developing apprenticeship standards, work schedule processes, related technical instruction and mentoring plans for establishing apprenticeship career pathways. Provide guidance to affiliate program managers on how to collect, track and deliver federal, state, and municipality apprenticeship required documentation, data and reports on a timely basis. Negotiate/building relationships with labor organizations (i.e. unions) and industry associations the operate apprenticeship programs. Coordinate with affiliate program managers and the apprenticeship sponsorship bodies to provide program/project planning and develop related operational procedures to assist apprentices in the successful completion of the program. Serves as a liaison and technical expert between affiliates, colleges, training providers, employers and other stakeholders by coordinating assistance aspects of apprentice training including admission, assessments, registration, progression and retention, supportive services and credentialing. Assist with organizing, planning, and executing events in support of apprenticeship awareness, development, retention, and work readiness.
Equip SOAR affiliate program staff on messaging and strategies to convince employers of the benefits of starting apprenticeship programs. Work in partnership with the OICA Communications Manager and affiliate personnel to coordinate program outreach and recruitment, including workshops/information sessions, and collaborate with partner agencies who can advocate for the apprenticeship model. Provide guidance to affiliates on how to work with employers and apprentices to ensure success of apprenticeship; troubleshoot and mitigate challenges or issues. Travel to meet with employers and other stakeholders who may need more in-depth support through the apprenticeship development process. Visit affiliates and employer sites to obverse and or monitor the day-to-day operations of the apprenticeship program.
Level of Language Proficiency
Spanish a plus
Minimum Education Required