Pre-Registered ApprenticeshipABC Western Pennsylvania Chapter
ABC of Western PA is excited to announce approval from the PA Apprenticeship & Training Office to begin operating a Pre-Registered Apprenticeship (Pre-RA) Program. The branded name of our Pre-Registered Apprenticeship Program is “Pathway 2 Build”.
The addition of this Pre-Registered Apprenticeship program provides more opportunities for individuals to receive training in the construction trades. The increased opportunities result in a more robust supply of skilled labor to support the construction communities of Western PA. The ABC of Western “Pathway 2 Build” program, through partnerships with school districts, Career Link offices, and community organizations provides pathways to construction training and education supporting the sustainability and growth of the industry in its entirety.
The ABC of Western PA works in partnership with area school districts, community organizations, and Career Link offices to offer a Pre-Registered Apprenticeship program to support individuals with developing construction skills necessary to support entry into registered apprenticeships and address the construction workforce shortage. The ABC of Western PA “Pathway 2 Build” program utilizes the NCCER Core curriculum to train, evaluate, and test students' knowledge and skill. This 64-hour Pre-Registered Apprenticeship program benefits students with earning high school credit, advanced standing in the ABC of Western PA apprenticeship, and stackable credentials in Construction Site Safety, OSHA 10, Adult CPR/First Aid/AED, and an NCCER Core certificate. The “Pathway 2 Build” program creates a segway to low-cost apprenticeship tuition. The ABC of WPA intends to target high school students, displaced workers, women, people of color, and individuals interested in construction apprentice programming.
Successful Pre-RA completers have advanced standing and access to an affordable education and training through the ABC of Western PA Apprenticeship program. Students earn portable, stackable, nationally recognized credentials through their Pre-RA and RA success.
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The ABC of Western PA has partnered with various vendors who provide training equipment at no cost or a significantly discounted rate. Students participating in “Pathway 2 Build” through their school district or community organizations do so at no cost. Individuals with the intention of completing a pre-apprenticeship are referred from ABC of Western PA to a local CareerLink to seek WIOA funding to cover tuition. All attempts to cover tuition for the pre-apprentices (as needed) will be made by ABC of Western PA and their partners. Moving forward, as pre-apprenticeship program success is demonstrated, our organization will seek further member support.
Our flexible, affordable craft and safety education leads to industry-recognized, national credentials for today's leading construction positions.