Registered Apprenticeship Appreciation and Awareness Week Events

As part of Registered Apprenticeship Appreciation and Awareness Week, the IowaWORKS Centers located throughout the state have collaborated with community colleges, companies and other organizations to help coordinate Registered Apprenticeship events across Iowa.

Carroll
Event: Registered Apprenticeship: Build the future you want!
Date: Friday, Nov. 17
Time: 9:30-11 a.m.
Location: Carroll IowaWORKS Center; 619 N Carroll Street, Carroll, IA 51401
Details: Employers can find out ways to attract new employees or up-skill employees you currently have to enhance long-term hiring solutions
RSVP: Sherri Vaughn at 712-792-2685 ext. 22 or sherri.vaughn@iwd.iowa.gov
Contact: Ashley Ricke, Business Services Representative for IowaWORKS in Carroll at 712-792-2685 or ashley.ricke@iwd.iowa.gov
 
Cedar Rapids
Event: Registered Apprenticeship Meet and Greet
Date: Tuesday, Nov. 14
Time: 2-4:30 p.m.
Location: IowaWORKS, 4444 1st Ave, NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Details: Employers who are taking applications for Registered Apprentices will have the opportunity to meet interested applicants. A 30-minute informational session for both employers and job seekers will kick off the event. Topics include funding options and application and eligibility processes. The event concludes with speed interviews so each applicant can individually introduce themselves to each employer.
RSVP: https://registeredapprenticeshipmeetandgreet.eventbrite.com
Contact: Kate Pine, Business Marketing Specialist at IowaWORKS at 319-365-9474 x31185
 
Council Bluffs
Event: Warren Distribution and Council Bluffs Community Schools
Date: Tuesday, Nov. 14
Time: Thomas Jefferson High School - 8:10-9:20 a.m.
           Tucker Career and College Center - 10:30-11:05 a.m.
Location: Thomas Jefferson, 2501 W Broadway, Council Bluffs, IA 51501
               Tucker Career and College Center, 815 N. 18th Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51501
Details: IowaWORKS will introduce Warren Distribution of Council Bluffs who will be talking to students about their Registered Apprenticeship Program and how their Registered Apprentices earn and learn a trade in manufacturing.
RSVP: None
Contact: Randall McQueeney, Operations Manager for IowaWORKS in Council Bluffs at 712-308-1991 or randall.mcqueeney@iwd.iowa.gov

Creston
Event: Grow Your Own: Creating Opportunities for New and Current Employees with Registered Apprenticeship
Date: Tuesday, Nov. 14
Time: 10 a.m.-Noon
Location: IowaWORKS, 215 N. Elm St., Creston, Iowa 50801
Details: Employers’ Council of Iowa event that will showcase: why Registered Apprenticeship Programs are not just for skilled trades; steps to creating a Registered Apprenticeship Program; hearing directly from a Registered Apprentice; and incentives for employers. A local employer who has a successful Registered Apprenticeship Program will speak along with Rick Bruno from Penn Foster, IowaWORKS staff, and a Registered Apprentice.
RSVP: RSVP by Friday, Nov. 10 by emailing Cabrielle Rutledge at cabrielle.rutledge@iwd.iowa.gov
Contact: Cabrielle Rutledge, 641-782-2119 ext. 16 or cabrielle.rutledge@iwd.iowa.gov
 
Davenport
Event: Registered Apprenticeship Fair
Date: Thursday, Nov. 16
Time: 2-4:30 p.m.
Location: IowaWORKS, 902 W. Kimberly Road, Suite 51, Davenport
Details: Job seekers, high school and college students and those seeking to change their career path are invited to attend a Registered Apprenticeship Fair. Attendees include the following local unions: Insulators #81; Iron Workers Training #111; Carpenters #4 and #166; Electricians #145; Millwrights #2158; Plumbers and Pipefitters #25; Sheet Metal Workers #91; and Roofers #32. In addition, there will be information on the culinary and information technology programs at Eastern Iowa Community College.
RSVP: None
Contact: Call 563-445-3200 Option 1
 
Denison
Event: Earn. Learn. Certified.
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 15
Time: Two sessions – 9-10 a.m. or 10:15-11:15 a.m.
Location: Denison Job Corps, 10 Opportunity Road, Denison, IA 51442
Details: Students will learn more about Registered Apprenticeship careers and next steps to becoming a professional in their chosen field in addition to listening to employers share about local opportunities.
RSVP: Sherri Vaughn at 712-792-2685 ext. 22 or sherri.vaughn@iwd.iowa.gov
Contact: Ashley Ricke, Business Services Representative for IowaWORKS in Carroll at 712-792-2685 or ashley.ricke@iwd.iowa.gov
 
Des Moines
Event: Mind the Gap: Registered Apprenticeship and Quality Pre-Apprenticeship
Date: Tuesday, Nov. 14
Time: 1-3 p.m.
Location: Evelyn K. Davis Center, 801 University Ave #3, Des Moines, IA 50314
Details: IowaWORKS presents Principal Kristopher Byam to talk about the Boone High School’s Quality Pre-Apprenticeship Program. Boone High School is leveraging Registered Apprenticeship Programs in their area to create career pathways and work-based learning opportunities for their students. Principal Byam will touch on some of the challenges his team faced during program development and how they were able to overcome and move forward. This interactive event will provide information on how to fill the skills gap through Registered Apprenticeship and Quality Pre-Apprenticeship. This invite only event will bring educators and businesses together discuss work based learning and how to provide meaningful career pathways to Iowa students.
RSVP: Invite only
Contact: Ali Sidwell, Business Marketing Specialist at IowaWORKS in Des Moines, at 515-350-6061 or alison.sidwell@iwd.iowa.gov 
 
Dubuque
Event: Registered Apprenticeship Information & Appreciation
Date: Monday, Nov. 13
Time: 9 a.m.
Location: Dubuque County Courthouse, 720 Central Ave, Dubuque, IA 52001
Details: Registered Apprenticeship information session with County Supervisors and recognition of Registered Apprenticeship sponsors in Dubuque County with a framed certificate
Contact: Katie Bahl, Business Marketing Specialist at IowaWORKS at 563-556-5800 ext. 48130
 
Elkader
Event: Registered Apprenticeship Information & Appreciation
Date: Monday, Nov. 20
Time: 10:45 a.m.
Location: Clayton County Courthouse, 111 NE High St., Elkader, IA 52043
Details: Registered Apprenticeship information session with County Supervisors and recognition of Registered Apprenticeship sponsors in Clayton County with a framed certificate
Contact: Katie Bahl, Business Marketing Specialist at IowaWORKS at 563-556-5800 ext. 48130
 
Fort Dodge
Event: Add Stability To Your Workforce Using Registered Apprenticeship
Date: Thursday, Nov. 16
Time: 10-11:30 a.m.
Location: Triton Room at ICCC East Campus, 2031 Quail Ave., Fort Dodge, Ia. 50501
Details: Employer forum featuring a panel representing business using Registered Apprenticeship, IowaWORKS staff knowledgeable about Registered Apprenticeship, and other resources for Registered Apprenticeship information. Learn how Registered Apprenticeship Programs can build and sustain a skilled workforce, and reduce employee turnover rates. Refreshments will be provided.
This event is in partnership between Iowa Central Business and Community Department, Employers' Council of Iowa, and IowaWORKS
RSVP: Cathy Nelson-Schoon, at catherine.nelson-schoon@iwd.iowa.gov or 515-576-3131 x47319
Contact: Cathy Nelson-Schoon at catherine.nelson-schoon@iwd.iowa.gov or 515-576-3131 x47319
 
Manchester
Event: Registered Apprenticeship Information & Appreciation
Date: Monday, Nov. 20
Time: 1:15 p.m.
Location: Delaware County Courthouse, 301 E. Main St., Manchester, IA 52057
Details: Registered Apprenticeship information session with County Supervisors and recognition of Registered Apprenticeship sponsors in Delaware County with a framed certificate
Contact: Katie Bahl, Business Marketing Specialist at IowaWORKS at 563-556-5800 ext. 48130
 
Marshalltown
Event:
Date: Tuesday, Nov. 14
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Location: Marshalltown Public Library, 105 W. Boone St., Marshalltown, IA
Details: Marshalltown Learning Academy School and Marshalltown High School students and their parents are invited to learn more about Registered Apprenticeship opportunities in the skilled trades. Information will be shared on how to become a Registered Apprentice and vocational options, and listen to employers who currently offer Registered Apprenticeship Programs. Featured presenting companies include Alliant Energy, Web Electric, the local Carpenter’s Union and PHCC (Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors).
RSVP: None
Contact: Neysa Hartzler, Business Marketing Specialist with IowaWORKS in Marshalltown at 641-844-6995 or by email at neysa.hartzler@iwd.iowa.gov or Beth Severidt at 641-844-6966 or by email at lauren.severidt@iwd.iowa.gov
 
Mason City
Event: Registered Apprenticeship Made Easy!
Date: Thursday, Nov. 16
Time: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Location: Murphy Manufacturing Technology Center, Room MT 154, on the North Iowa Area Community College, 500 College Drive, Mason City
Details: Businesses can learn how they can adopt NIACC’s intermediary Registered Apprenticeship standards for their business in the areas of HVAC, welding, carpentry and industrial maintenance and implement a Registered Apprenticeship Program. A tour of NIACC’s Industrial Division and lunch is included.
RSVP: Melinda McGregor, Business Service Representative for IowaWORKS in Mason City at 641-422-1524 ext. 44510 or by email at melinda.mcgregor@iwd.iowa.gov
Contact: Melinda McGregor, Business Service Representative for IowaWORKS in Mason City at 641-422-1524 ext. 44510 or by email at melinda.mcgregor@iwd.iowa.gov

Mt. Pleasant
Event: Re-Entry Employment & Resource Fair
Date: Thursday, Nov. 16
Time: 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location: Mt. Pleasant Correctional Facility, 1200 E. Washington St., Mt. Pleasant, IA 52641
Details: Ninety-five percent of people incarcerated today will be released. The Iowa Department of Corrections has 21 DOL-approved Registered Apprenticeship Programs. In collaboration with the Department of Corrections and IowaWORKS, this is an opportunity for employer to meet and interview highly motivated, prepared and pre-registered job seekers who are working to return to their community after incarceration.
RSVP: Employers interested in attending the job fair should contact Jeremy Howk at Jeremy.howk@iowa.gov or at 319-385-9511 ext. 2517 by Friday, Nov. 10
Contact: Jeremy Howk at Jeremy.howk@iowa.gov or at 319-385-9511 ext. 2517
 
New Hampton
Event: Registered Apprenticeship Information & Appreciation
Date: Monday, Nov. 20
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: Chickasaw County Courthouse, 8 E. Prospect St., New Hampton, IA 50659
Details: Registered Apprenticeship information session with County Supervisors and recognition of Registered Apprenticeship sponsors in Chickasaw County with a framed certificate
Contact: Katie Bahl, Business Marketing Specialist at IowaWORKS at 563-556-5800 ext. 48130
 
Newell
Event: Career Exploration: Registered Apprenticeship
Date: Tuesday, Nov. 14
Time: 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Location: Newell Fonda High School, 205 South Clark Street, Newell, IA 50568
Details: Discussion with high school students on how to become a Registered Apprentice
RSVP: None (limited to Newell Fonda High School students)
Contact: Bob Becker, Business Marketing Specialist for IowaWORKS in Spencer at 712-262-1971 x 42003, Robert.Becker@iwd.iowa.gov
 
Ottumwa
Event: Lunch & Learn in Celebration of National Apprenticeship Week
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 15
Time: 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Location: Ottumwa Job Corps Center, 15229 Truman St. Ottumwa IA 52501
Details: Employers, school officials and economic developers are invited to a Lunch & Learn about Registered Apprenticeship. Speakers include Mark Douglas, Center Director for the Ottumwa Job Corps Center; Marlene Sprouse, President of Indian Hills Community College; Chris Ray, Apprenticeship Coordinator at Indian Hills Community College; and Bob Brown, Building New Careers Coordinator for United Way of Central Iowa.
RSVP: Kim Arnold at kimberly.arnold@iwd.iowa.gov or 641-684-5401 x 40030
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Sioux City
Event: Registered Apprenticeship: A Better Way to Train and Retain Talent
Date: Thursday, Nov. 16
Time: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Location: Western Iowa Tech, Board Room, Robert H Kiser Building, 4647 Stone Ave., Sioux City
Details: How implementing Registered Apprenticeship can give your company an advantage in recruiting, training and retaining talent 
RSVP: jon.murad@iwd.iowa.gov
Contact: Jon Murad, Business Marketing Specialist for IowaWORKS in Sioux City at 712-233-9030 x 46007 or jon.murad@iwd.iowa.gov
 
Waterloo
Event: National Apprenticeship Week Apprenticeship Partner Appreciation
Date: Tuesday, Nov. 14
Time: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location: Hawkeye Community College, 1501 East Orange Road, Waterloo, IA 50704
Details: Businesses are invited to attend a panel discussion to learn more about Registered Apprenticeship opportunities. Speakers include Jim Wightman, Apprenticeship and Training Representative from the U.S. Department of Labor/Office of Apprenticeship; Rhonda Hall, Business Services Representative from IowaWORKS Center in Waterloo; Michael Dommer, Director, Iowa State Approving Agency from the Department of Education; Dave Krejchi, owner of Dalton’s Plumbing, Heating & Cooling; Johnathan McGee, Plumbing Level 4 Apprentice, Dalton Plumbing, Heating & Cooling; and Ellie Mollendorf, Plumbing Level 4 Apprentice Young Plumbing & Heating. Lunch is provided.
RSVP: Lacie.Westendorf@iwd.iowa.gov or at https://www.hawkeyecollege.edu/explore-apprenticeships
Contact: IowaWORKS in Waterloo at 319-235-2123 or Jerry Orr at 319-296-2329 ext. 3010
 
Waukon
Event: Registered Apprenticeship Information & Appreciation
Date: Monday, Nov. 13
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: Allamakee County Courthouse, 110 Allamakee St NW, Waukon, IA 52172
Details: Registered Apprenticeship information session with County Supervisors and recognition of Registered Apprenticeship sponsors in Allamakee County with a framed certificate
Contact: Katie Bahl, Business Marketing Specialist at IowaWORKS at 563-556-5800 ext. 48130