Dec 8 Electrician Lights the Path to Apprenticeship
Body:  Ronald Hopkins (left) and Stephen Humphrey credit apprenticeship with their successful careers. For Ronald Hopkins, apprenticeship has meant a successful career and lifelong friendships. After decades as an electrician, he loves to enc...
Dec 6 Honoring America’s Miners
Body:  U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta visits miners in West Virginia. Today is National Miners Day − a day to recognize and appreciate the nearly 300,000 men and women who work in America’s mines. I’m proud to say that I have been a mi...
Nov 30 World AIDS Day: Increasing Impact
Body:  blog-20171130-WorldAIDSDay.jpg   Dec. 1 is World AIDS Day, an annual opportunity for people across the globe to celebrate our successes in the fight against HIV/AIDS, and reflect on the work that remains. It’s also a time to support pe...
Nov 29 Meet Matt: Independent Electrical Contractors Apprentice of the Year
Body:  An apprenticeship was a smart financial path for Matt. After a year of college and four years working various jobs, Matt Doth took the advice his electrician father had given him for years, and applied to be an electrician apprentice. ...
Nov 21 Apprenticeship Helps Montana Woman Keep the Lights On
Body:  SsmithT (2).png   Only 3 percent – or 23,000 – of the estimated 774,000 electricians working in the country are women. Sierra Smith is one of them, thanks to hard work, determination, and an assist from Montana’s apprenticeship program...
Nov 17 More Opportunities for More Americans
Body:  Momentum for apprenticeship is building across the United States. As National Apprenticeship Week 2017 draws to a close, we’ve seen strong support for apprenticeship’s “earn and learn” model all across America. And the momentum is clea...
Nov 15 Virginian Finds Rewarding Career Through Apprenticeship
Body:  Kristina Williams at work. There are more than 533,000 apprenticeships across the country, with more opportunities added every day. When Kristina Williams was accepted into the University of Virginia’s plumbing apprenticeship program, ...
Nov 9 Veteran Trades USMC for NASA
Body:  When Rachael Moore took off her dog tags and unlaced her boots for the final time, reality set in. Soon, she would have to replace the steady paycheck, housing allowance, and medical insurance the military provided for her. However, Ra...
Nov 1 Positive Changes in the U.S. Senate Cafeteria
Body:  The Labor Department is committed to providing businesses with the tools they need to comply with the law. Federal contractors should conduct their business in accordance with the highest standards, and that means paying their workers ...
Nov 1 American Job Center Helps Utah Vet Find Right Career
Body:  Veterans can receive one-on-one job assistance at American Job Centers across the country. After being honorably discharged from the U.S. Army, Specialist DeeAnna M. Baxter-Stone struggled to find a civilian career that was the right f...
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