FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

IR # 96-19
Tuesday, May 21, 1996

CONTACT:
Louis Bonsignore
(415) 972-8835


Precision MetalTrades and Education Form
New Link Through Apprenticeship Pilot Program



Milpitas -- South Bay Area local high school and adult education students will have access to a new apprenticeship program which will offer opportunities to a successful career through a plan called Schools to Career/Apprenticeship.

Officials with the Department of Industrial Relations, Milpitas Unified School District and Milpitas Adult Education are scheduled to sign a memorandum of understanding Wednesday and offer insight as to the working operation of the exciting new program and how it will benefit many of the area's high school and adult education students. The apprenticeship program will focus locally on the precision metal trades.

The first of its kind program -- where the state's Division of Apprenticeship Standards is involved -- launches an aggressive apprenticeship education for students. The pilot will spread to at least seven other school district within the state initially and is expected to touch hundreds of students each year. All the programs are expected to be up and running by the upcoming fall term. The Milpitas education link will establish a related study course that will set students onto the path of an apprenticeship certification.

Date: Wednesday, May 22, 1996
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Place: Milpitas Adult Education Office
Room 102
1331 Calaveras Blvd.
Milpitas, California

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