Apprenticeship News 1/13/2024
Lawmakers who returned to the Statehouse this week are already looking to make changes in a law they passed a year ago meant to boost apprenticeships and work-based learning opportunities.
House Enrolled Act 1002, a sweeping education package, established the Career Scholarship Account fund, which provides money that students in 10th, 11th and 12th grades can use toward apprenticeships, applied learning, work-based learning and other post-secondary credentials.
The law allows students to use the money to enroll in “earn-and-learn” opportunities and pay for transportation, uniforms and other on-the-job costs.
The program isn’t set to fully roll out until the 2025-2026 school year, but the law’s author, Rep. Chuck Goodrich, R-Noblesville, has filed a bill to make some changes and additions to the program. House Bill 1001 would clarify that the career funds can be used for costs related to obtaining a driver’s license and allows recipients to use money obtained from the state’s 21st Century Scholars Program (currently set up to provide college scholarships) for training by an approved intermediary, employer or labor organization.
It would also require state educational institutions to provide certain information regarding degrees, degree completion, faculty members and other costs to the Commission for Higher Education…
With the recent launch of the Semiconductor and Advanced Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship Program by the National Institute for Innovation and Technology, a new streamlined method is available for people throughout the United States to get into the semiconductor business.
President and CEO of the National Institute for Innovation and Technology Mike Russo spoke with Herald/Review last week about the program, which aims to attract qualified candidates to positions in semiconductor manufacturing…