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Apprenticeship: A Proven Solution for Employers
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What is a Registered Apprenticeship Program?

A Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) is an industry-driven, high-quality career pathway where employers can develop and prepare their future workforce, and individuals can obtain paid work experience, classroom instruction, and a nationally-recognized credential.

PAID JOB

Apprentices earn a competitive wage from day one and wages increase as skills grow.

EDUCATION

Structured learning and on-the-job training help apprentices advance professionally.

CREDENTIALS

Upon completion, apprentices receive a national, industry-recognized credential.

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HEALTHCARE

Workforce Solutions for the Heart of Texas is partnering with local hospital groups and nursing facilities to offer a new Patient Care Technician (PCT) pre-apprentice program. Training will be delivered and monitored by McLennan Community College (MCC). A program director who is a registered nurse with at least two years of nursing home experience and teaching experience will provide oversight of the program. The course consists of written, online, and hands-on assessments to measure a student’s attainment of the required content and includes:

» 60 hours of classroom training
» 40 hours of hands-on resident care in a nursing facility

Upon completion of the course, students will take the National Certified Patient Care Technician competency exam to obtain certification and will be eligible for placement in a local RAP.

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SKILLED TRADES

Workforce Solutions for the Heart of Texas is already having great success with its Multi-Craft Core Curriculum (MC3) pre-apprenticeship training through its current ApprenticeshipTexas Expansion grant with 15 graduates over the last two years.

Currently, Workforce Solutions collaborates with two local unions (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 72 and Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union 529), who assist with training and securing employment for MC3 graduates as first-year apprentices. This program is nationally recognized and approved by the North America’s Building Trades Unitons (NABTU).

Upon completion of the 120-hour training program, each participant will earn the MC3 Certificate of Completion from NABTU and120 hours of continuing education credits from McLennan Community College (MCC). Fields of interest include:

» Electricians
» Plumbers, Pipefitters and Steamfitters
» Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
» Carpenters
» Structural Iron and Steel Workers
» Sheet Metal Workers
» Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers

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EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

Coming Soon!

Workforce Solutions for the Heart of Texas is developing an Early Childhood Educator Registered Apprenticeship Program, modeled after the Camp Fire First Texas program in North Texas. Curriculum for the program will be provided by McLennan Community College (MCC), and classroom experience will be provided in partnership with local child care providers. Through this program, early childhood educators in the Heart of Texas region will benefit from paid on-the-job-learning, educational courses and one-on-one coaching in the classroom.

Competency-based mentor/coaching will help apprentices translate coursework into effective teaching practices. Apprentices will also have the opportunity to earn a Child Development Associate (CDA) Certificate, a Level I College Certificate in Child Development, Associates of Applied Science (AAS) in Child Development, and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Child Development and Family Studies at Tarleton University. Tarleton University offers this BA degree on the McLennan Community College campus through the MCC University Center.

More information will be provided once the program is fully developed. Please complete the interest form linked below if you have questions or would like more information.

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Join an existing apprenticeship or develop your own. Contact our staff to determine the best option for your company and get connected to a new talent pipeline.

PROGRAMS AVAILABLE FOR:
HEALTHCARE

» Patient Care Technician (PCT) Pre-Apprenticeship Program

Interested? Contact us!

SKILLED TRADES

Multi-Craft Core Curriculum (MC3) Pre-Apprenticeship Program in the following fields of interest:

» Electricians
» Plumbers, Pipefitters and Steamfitters
» Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
» Carpenters
» Structural Iron and Steel Workers
» Sheet Metal Workers
» Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers

Interested? Contact us!

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

Coming Soon!

» Early Childhood Educator Registered Apprentice Program

More information will be provided once the program is fully developed. If you’re a child care provider interested in participating in the program or would like more information, please complete the form linked below.

Want to learn more? Contact us!

More Resources

Apprenticeship.gov

Apprenticeship.gov is the one-stop source to connect career seekers, employers, and education partners with apprenticeship resources. Discover apprenticeships across industries, how programs are started by employers, and how to become an apprentice.

Learn more about National Apprenticeship Week (Nov. 14-20, 2022), including how you can get involved!

TWC Apprenticeship Web Page

The Texas Workforce Commission’s (TWC) apprenticeship web page offers additional statewide information and resources regarding registered apprenticeships.

Career Exploration & Profiles

Take a look at our Heart of Texas Targeted Occupations Guide, which provides a description of each targeted occupation, its  starting salary, projected growth over the next 10 years and available training programs. If you need additional help determining what type of career you’re interested in, check out MyNextMove and CareerOneStop. These free online tools can help determine which career and apprenticeship is the best fit for your goals.

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Workforce Solutions for the Heart of Texas is one of 28 local workforce development boards in Texas that partners with the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) to provide workforce solutions to employers and job seekers. The Heart of Texas region includes Bosque, Falls, Freestone, Hill, Limestone and McLennan counties. 

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Workforce Solutions for the Heart of Texas is one of 28 local workforce development boards in Texas that partners with the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) to provide workforce solutions to employers and job seekers. The Heart of Texas region includes Bosque, Falls, Freestone, Hill, Limestone and McLennan counties. 

   

Workforce Solutions for the Heart of Texas is one of 28 local workforce development boards in Texas that partners with the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) to provide workforce solutions to employers and job seekers. The Heart of Texas region includes Bosque, Falls, Freestone, Hill, Limestone and McLennan counties. 

   

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Offices & Centers Closed | Workshops & Orientations Canceled

FEBRUARY 18, 2021

Our workforce centers and administrative offices are closed Thursday, Feb. 18, due to inclement weather. All events, including virtual workshops, orientations, tax preparation and other in-person appointments, have been canceled. If you have questions, please email us at questions@hotworkforce.com, and our staff will respond as soon as possible.

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