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2011-07-26 06:49:00

LONDON, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The greatest skills competition on earth is coming to London on 5th October, and Guardian Jobs are today promoting vocational training and the benefits of apprenticeships, in helping young people secure jobs [http://jobs.guardian.co.uk ] for their future. WorldSkills London 2011 is a unique competition that brings together young people from across the globe to compete in their chosen trade or specialism. About 150,000 visitors...

2011-07-20 13:49:00

SAN FRANCISCO, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California Department of Industrial Relations' Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DIR/DAS) is now accepting applications and preparing to award up to $3 million in annual Training Fund Grants. The grant money will be issued to state-registered apprenticeship programs in the building construction trades who dispatch apprentices to public works job sites. "These grants are a way to ensure California continues to build a quality,...

2011-06-24 08:51:00

DALLAS, June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Largely overlooked by policymakers, educators, and the public, apprenticeships offer a promising route for preparing large numbers of students for high-skilled jobs and professions, according to an article in the Summer 2011 Issues in Science and Technology. Diane Auer Jones, a former assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, argues that college is not a good fit for many students but that students often enroll because they...

2011-03-17 14:09:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DIR/DAS), today released apprenticeship guidelines for apprenticable occupations in green technology in California. These guidelines are intended to provide guidance to apprenticeship programs that will develop talent and build future workforces, for the photovoltaic industry. The recognition of an occupation does not include the setting of...

2011-03-16 14:56:00

WASHINGTON, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In testimony delivered today on Capitol Hill, Associated Builders and Contractors' (ABC) General Counsel Maurice Baskin, a partner with Venable, L.L.P., stated that recent administration efforts to make project labor agreements (PLAs) part of the federal procurement process are "threatening to violate the longstanding Congressional mandate of full and open competition in federal procurement -- at taxpayers' expense." Baskin's remarks...

2011-03-14 17:46:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DIR/DAS), which oversees apprentices in public works projects, has issued a debarment and civil penalties totaling $512,700 against Christopher J. Augusto, dba Christopher J Augusto Plumbing Company. The Marin County contractor, whose contractor's license was revoked last May by the Contractor's State License Board, is also prohibited from...

2011-02-28 01:59:00

LONDON, February 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - 'Under Construction - the Apprentice Experience' - Film Launches Today. CITB-ConstructionSkills is getting its hands dirty. In a new three-part documentary series, 'Under Construction - the Apprentice Experience,' launched today by construction industry bible Building magazine in association with CITB-ConstructionSkills, three high profile leaders swap their suits and office wear for high visibility jackets and hard hats. Their voyage?...

2011-01-20 17:35:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting next year, all construction apprentices in California will receive instruction on green building practices as a component of their training. The California Apprenticeship Council (CAC) today approved integration of environmental components into minimum industry training criteria for the building construction trades apprenticeship programs, with full support from the construction industry. The Department of Industrial Relations'...

2010-12-20 00:00:38

The Wirral Borough Council has reacted positively to the latest statistics showing it has 1,023 young people out of school. (PRWeb UK) December 19, 2010 The Wirral Borough Council has reacted positively to the latest statistics showing it has 1,023 young people out of school, unemployed and untrained, meaning that its working class areas spawn the second-worst unemployment rate in the UK. Executive careers consultancy The UK Knack Group is impressed to note that the council in Wirral has...

2010-10-28 13:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Industrial Relations' (DIR) Division of Apprenticeship Standards is ushering in a greener future for California by incorporating environmental components into minimum training criteria for apprenticeship trades. Committees made up of equal numbers of employer and employee representatives for every building construction trade will establish green guidelines for including carpentry, construction, electrical, plumbing and...