How do pre-apprenticeship participants obtain employment in a registered apprenticeship?
The following explanation follows Amy Beller's work process directive. All offices should be following at least a modified version of her direction:
Congratulations, you have completed pre-apprenticeship training! Employment as a registered apprentice (RA) will allow you to earn a recognized training credential as you gain hands on experience through paid employment.
Now to connect with an employer that values your efforts and is hiring in an RA your field. IowaWORKS can help you find that employer. To get started contact your nearest IowaWORKS office and express your goal, you may already be working with an IowaWORKS Career Planner. The staff at IowaWORKS will pass your name, interest and contact information to the Registered Apprenticeship Point of Contact (POS). You will hear from the POS in the next day or two.
A meeting will be arranged and the two of you will discuss your skills and the skills that you would like to build. After understanding your needs the POS will consult with the IowaWORKS business team to identify businesses with openings that would be a good fit for you. After consultation the POS will work with you in writing a resume, interviewing tips and other activities that help make your job application a success.
Once you are ready to put your best foot forward the business team will contact businesses to advocate an your behalf. Doors will be open and you will apply for registered apprenticeship openings with confidence. Soon an employer will recognize your hard work and choose you to fill their opening.