FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
IR # 96-19
Tuesday, May 21, 1996
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.