Custodial Apprenticeship Program
QWE Practice Guideline: 111 – Provide training on hard and soft skills
Target group: Any organization employing or supporting individuals with disabilities
Training program offering pre-apprenticeship and registered apprenticeship opportunities
Subject matter experts/trainers
- Trained and certified instructors
- On-the-job trainers
- Curriculum notebook
- Basic custodial cleaning equipment
- Staff training time
- Classroom workforce readiness/skills preparation were unpaid. On-the-job work preparation (weeks 4 and 5) were funded through SourceAmerica AbilityOne Employee Training Support Grant; Journeyman hours were part of ECVC employee’s wages
- Coordination with local Community College system responsible for State Registered Apprenticeship Programs. Create training curriculums and salaries.
- 63 classroom hours of workforce readiness/skills preparation and 2000 on the job hours towards Journeyman Certificate
- Program policies and procedures
- Training curriculum
- Apprentice’s participation documents/forms for registration through the Community College Apprenticeship program
- Goal of a minimum of 6 participants to successfully complete the Pre-Apprenticeship workforce readiness/skills preparation. Selected Journeyman participants may vary depending on the organizations goals.
- Higher skill and more workforce ready individuals. The workforce readiness/skills preparations can be used in any industry, not just custodial.
Higher paying wages; more engaged satisfied employees
- What was helpful? Yes
- Why? Individuals were given tools upfront to be successful and were engaged in how to be successful
- What was a barrier? Could be time consuming
- How did you overcome it? Motivations along the way, weekly token ($25 gift card). Celebratory graduation after classroom hours completed. Invited families and friends to celebrate.
NPA: ECVC Location: Greenville, NC Date Submitted: 2019 Website: https://www.ecvcinc.com/
Resources: Quality Work Environment Workbook