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DEAN, APPRENTICESHIPS

Tiffany Miller
Millerts@WLAC.edu

WLAC

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Finding Talent: Pre-apprenticeships, Apprenticeships and Hiring Students 

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Build a workforce of talented employees for your company. Partner with West LA College to hire trained students equipped with the technical and soft skills needed to be successful in the workplace. 


Pre-apprenticeships, Apprenticeships and Hiring Students 

West LA College students are motivated and interested in gaining work experience with local companies. The company can market their internships and positions to students  and alumni from majors of their choice and after reviewing student resumes, can interview selected students. The company can choose their selected students for internships, pre-apprenticeships or employment.


Employee Development & Apprenticeships 

West LA College is dedicated to providing support to businesses and their new employees to ensure that companies have a continuous path of employee development. We’ve found that a structured approach works best, since it outlines tangible benchmarks for on-the-job learning and related training. It’s a new and innovative model for apprenticeships, where employers completely craft an individualized program based on their own needs. In our experience, when our companies work with us to support our students or recent hires as new employees, the new employee stays with the company for longer periods of time, is a higher-performing harder worker, and completes their degree or certificate program, making them more valuable to your company. West LA College takes care of all the apprenticeship registration paperwork and time and effort needed to ensure the employee completes the program. 

Any employer in the state of California, or any state in the United States, can register with a West LA College apprenticeship program. 

This means that if there is an employer who wants to start an apprenticeship program for their company, they can register under West LA College. West LA College can take care of all the DOL/DAS paperwork and monitor the progress of each apprentice. The “related technical instruction” can be provided by West LA College, another local community college, any online provider or Employment Training Panel Funds. West LA College creates documents to help employers track “on the job” training, assessing prior learning credit, and tracking the related technical instruction. We can register any occupation that the company wants! There are certain tax breaks and benefits companies receive for having DOL registered apprentices! 

Any apprentices who registers with a company can count all the related technical instruction they received prior to registering as an apprentice. 

This means if any employer has had an employee participate in ETP training, this would count towards an apprenticeship program. This means if the employee participated in any sort of training relating to the occupation (i.e. OSHA training, technical training, safety training, leadership classes, etc.), that would also count towards the apprenticeship completion. An apprentice only needs to complete 144 hours (minimum) in the apprentice, so if the apprentice has 144 hours of prior learning and are in an apprenticeship, then they have completed all the RTI hours even before they started the apprenticeship! 



 Continuing Training and Education

West LA College offers a variety of courses that are of benefit to new or current employees of many companies. West LA College can support these employees with registering, enrolling and completing these courses. If needed, West LA College can offer courses onsite at the company for a group of employees. Please visit West LA College’s current schedule of classes here: (http://www.wlac.edu/class-schedules/index.aspx).


 

Getting Started Employers:

  1. Meet with our Apprenticeships Dean and Career Center Staff to identify your needs.
  2. Register your organization with our office through our online portal CCN