Registered Apprenticeships are nationally recognized and meet the rigors of federal standards that include, business involvement, on-the-job training, related instruction, a progressive wage scale, and industry-recognized credentials. In the role of a Sponsor, UWA will be responsible for the administration involved in maintaining this recognition as well as managing overall program operation.
Dr. Ken Tucker, President of UWA said, “we are excited that UWA is now a registered apprenticeship sponsoring institution. By entering this new partnership with the Alabama Office of Apprenticeship, along with our employer partner, Alabama Pellet and Pinnacle Renewable Energy, we are demonstrating our commitment to provide meaningful experiences that allow students to develop their skills necessary to transition successfully from the classroom to the workplace.”
“The Alabama Office of Apprenticeship is proud to support these innovative programs that demonstrate new strategies in workforce development,” stated Josh Laney, Director of the Alabama Office of Apprenticeship. “We hope that UWA’s sponsorship serves as a catalyst for modern apprenticeships as we continue to build Alabama’s competitive workforce and create accessible training opportunities for our residents.”